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What's on the Menu? Chickpea & Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This is my favorite type of meal - simple, healthful, and filling! You can add other ingredients you love or add another protein of choice! 

Serves 2

Ingredients: • 2 sweet potatoes • 1 cup black beans  • 1 cup chickpeas • cumin, to taste • salt, just a pinch • pepper, to taste • cayenne pepper, just a dash  • olive oil • optional: cheese, meat protein


Preheat oven to 400F. Cut sweet potatoes length wise and lightly coat in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in oven. Place rinsed and dried (use a paper towel to help remove skins) chickpeas in a pan. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Roll chickpeas in mixture until thoroughly covered. Place in oven. Cook along with sweet potatoes for 40-50 minutes. Chickpeas may need to be removed before sweet potatoes.  

Once sweet potatoes are cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Gently remove insides with a spoon or ice cream scoop. Place in a bowl along with black beans. Season and gently fold ingredients. Scoop mixture back into skins and place back in oven for 15 minutes. Optional: top with cheese before placing into oven. Once mixture is heated through, remove from oven and top with chickpeas. Serve hot and enjoy! 


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