Fun fact about sweet potatoes: They contain more vitamin C and more fiber than normal potatoes, with fewer calories and total carbs. Despite this, they do contain more sugar than normal potatoes, but this is released slowly into the bloodstream, hence sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index. They also contain potassium, calcium, and an abundance of vitamins A and C.
This recipe is a personal favourite of mine, and is also hugely popular with my friends at university and with my boyfriend. It has such a wide appeal because it is a substantial, filling meal that is extremely healthy and easy to throw together. It requires only a few ingredients and can be ready in just 5 minutes.
Ingredients (serves 1):
1 medium sweet potato
1 can of tuna in spring water (approx. 100 grams)
100g cottage cheese
1 tablespoon fresh coriander or dill
Salt and Pepper
1/2 small cucumber, sliced
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
2. Stab the sweet potato with a fork and place it in the oven for roughly 40 minutes. Check the sweet potato is cooked by piercing it with a knife, it should be soft and tender in the middle. Tip: If you are short on time, you can also just pop it into the microwave for 5 minutes instead.
3. Drain the tuna and mix with the cottage cheese, chopped dill, salt and pepper.
4. Once the sweet potato has cooked, cut it in half and place the filling inside.
5. Place the chopped cucumber around the sweet potato and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (per serving):
Carbs: 34 grams
Fat: 3 grams
Protein: 31 grams
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