Our friend The Gracious Pantry is tackling the question of how to eat clean and healthy in a college dorm room. We’ve partnered together to come up with some healthy recipes that can be made in a dorm room. But these recipes aren’t just for the dorm – whether you’re living in a cramped apartment with only a few kitchen tools or trying to eat healthy in a hotel room while traveling, these recipes can help you stick to your healthy eating goals no matter the challenges.
These Mexican-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a filling, flavorful, hot meal that can be made in a microwave. Fresh sweet potatoes can be stored in a cool dry place, making them a great staple for stashing in a dorm room. Plus they’re packed with beta-carotene and heart-healthy Vitamin E. Add black bean and corn salsa and Greek yogurt for protein and healthy fat from avocados and you’ve got a complete meal – no stove or oven required. You’ll also need a microwave-safe plate, bowl, knife, fork and spoon.
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ⅓ cup organic black bean and corn salsa
- ¼ avocado, diced (optional)
- ¼ reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
- Prick potato several times with a fork.
- Place on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave on High 7 to 8 minutes or until done.
- Split potato, and fluff with a fork.
- In a small bowl, stir together Greek yogurt and lime juice.
- Top potato with salsa, avocado, cheese and yogurt mixture.
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