Around the Holidays we tend to put on extra pounds and it’s usually from all the fattening food we eat. The good news is there are ways to avoid gaining the extra weight this year! It is as simple as replacing some of the traditional Holiday dishes with similar yet healthy ones. From now through the end of the holidays I will be sharing FREE HAPPY HEALTH RECIPES with you! I would like to start with one of my favorites:
Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 round (sweet potatoes 10 to 12 ounces)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (teaspoon)
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp coarse salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (crushed)
- 4 ozs kale (tuscan, trimmed and thinly sliced about 2 14 cups)
- 4 ozs firm tofu (cut into 12 inch cubes)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake sweet potatoes on sheet until tender but not completely cooked through, 55 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes (depending on size). Let stand until sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Leave oven on.
Cut off the top quarter of each sweet potato; discard. Scoop out and reserve flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell; set shells aside. Reserve half the flesh for another use. Coarsely chop the remaining flesh; set aside.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, rosemary, salt, and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add kale; cook, stirring occasionally, until kale has wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in reserved chopped sweet potatoes, the tofu, and 1/4 cup water. Cook until filling is heated through, about 45 seconds.
Place sweet potato shells on a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon filling into shells, dividing evenly. Cover with foil, and bake until heated through, about 30 minutes.