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We eat sweet potatoes often. They are just so yummy. Both of my little men love them as well.  As I was beginning to prep dinner, I asked Jackson if he wanted sweet potatoes or red potatoes. He picked sweet potatoes! Both boys started off with pureed sweet potatoes as infants. Jackson LOVED them and Alexander has followed suit. Bringing sweet potatoes to the dinner table for all of us is so yummy. This is just one of my recipes. Jackson absolutely loves it. It pretty much tastes like you are eating something not totally nutritious and healthy. But they are and you are! Yum!

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bites

  • 1 large and 1 medium sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside

In a large bowl add the cut up sweet potatoes, olive oil, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix well so that all pieces are coated. I usually cover with press n seal and shake until I feel each piece gets covered.

Pour contents onto parchment paper. Bake at 400 for about 25-30 minutes. Checking once or twice and flipping the pieces around. They are done when they begin to brown on the bottom and are soft to the touch (with a spatula! Don’t burn your fingers! ha!)

So I have a recipe blog to post! Sorry for the double post today. I don’t do that too often. This just couldn’t wait!

I made a rather tasty sandwich for lunch. I have been having soup for lunch a lot lately. I was just kind of sick of it. But I don’t like to buy lunch meat because of the nitrates and sodium content. Sometimes I grill myself chicken breast but I just wasn’t feeling up to it. Jack also has been on a nap strike this week. So he was already up and whiny. He also barely slept a wink last night. He was up early as well. So with that being said and barely an hour long nap, I needed to think quick. I was also feeling particularly lazy and flat out exhausted.

Last week I made Cilantro Lime White Bean Hummus I found on Two Girls on the Go’s blog. I made zero changes. It is a perfectly tasty healthy recipe. I knew I had the ingredients to quick whip up another batch! So I did.

The recipe is:

1 (15 oz) can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1 tsp. lime zest

1 Tbsp lime juice

1/3 cup olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste

 Combine beans, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice and garlic in your food processor and blend until mixed. With the processor on, stream in olive oil until desired consistency is reached (about 3 to 4 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with pita chips or bread.

I ate it last week with some cholesterol and salt free tortilla chips. It is yummy with bread as well.

So for lunch I decided to make it a sandwich. I had no idea how it would be. I was just grasping at straws and hoping it turned out yummy.

Here is what I did:

Made the hummus! mmmm

Spread some on two pieces of whole grain all natural Italian bread.

Cut up some English cucumber, arranged it on one piece of bread.

Cut up a radish did the same

Added a few pieces of spinach

Cut up a couple slices of tomato and placed it on the bread too! (do you see where I am going here? 😉 haha)

And then I had a sandwich! It was delightful! I nearly inhaled it. I stopped myself after eating one half to take a photo of the other half.

I was literally chewing the last bite of the first half as I snapped it.

It was dairy free and tasty. I loved it. I am going to make it again. I tried serving it to Jack but we all know how he has been feeling about food he doesn’t recognize. He was missing out. I even offered it to him as a dip with some carrots. No thanks momma just carrots please. (He doesn’t ask that nice in real life, just in my head)

I love how simple and easy this is to whip up. If you need a tasty healthy lunch or snack this is your answer! Enjoy!!!