Lunch today (and yesterday) was, well…epic. :)
After seeing Caitlin have the baked beans and sweet potato combination so often, I decided I needed to try it.
I’m so glad I did!
I love the 2 flavors together, and I even added a bit more punch to mine – ancho chile powder and smoked paprika got mixed into the beans, along with an extra can of pinto beans to stretch the veggie baked beans sauce and give me a few extra servings.
On top of being tasty, this is such a filling meal!
Yesterday I had a small sweet potato with beans along with a big salad, and today I’m having it with a bunch of veggies + hummus.
Plus, this was so easy to prep last night. I cooked the potato in the microwave while I was cooking dinner and packed it up with the beans before I even sat down to eat.
Obviously, oven baked sweet potatoes are better than microwaved, but I didn’t need the oven on for anything else last night so I decided against it.
Fun fact about sweet potatoes: My Mammaw bakes TONS of sweet potatoes, wraps them individually and then freezes them. They reheat beautifully, so you can bake a bunch at one time and have them ready and waiting for you! I may need to start doing from now on.
This will definitely go into my lunch rotation – easy to prep, easy to pack, and a healthy + filling meal for home or in the office.
What meals/snacks/food combination have you tried after seeing them online?
I’ve tried TONS of new foods, snacks, and combos, but I have to say my latest favorites have been:
– peanut butter ON oatmeal
– hummus with eggs!