Featured Recipe: Chipotle-stuffed sweet potatoes

Featured Recipe: Chipotle-stuffed sweet potatoes

Cori Rosen, a registered dietitian at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., says that selecting tasty foods that provide fiber doesn’t have to be difficult.

“Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is often best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation,” she says. “But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits, as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.”

Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potatoes, baked
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Vinaigrette

  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add the black beans, corn, onions and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix the lime zest and juice, oil, honey, adobo and pepper.
  3. Pour over the black bean mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Slice open the baked sweet potatoes. Stuff potatoes with the chipotle black bean and corn salad. Serve.

Nutrition Facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories 301, Fat 4.9g, Carb 57.2g, Fiber 11.8 g, Sugar 7.4g, Protein 10.6g, Sodium 423mg

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  1. Why does this health website continuosly feature foods that are hot and spicey as suggested recipes? We are becoming like Brazil, which has been dubbed the reflux capital of the world.

    Are you trying to be popular or promote health? Who is influencing whom here? I cannot have confidence in this as promoting health. Please slow it down on the hot pepper bandwagon.

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Jennifer Benson
Jennifer Benson

Jennifer Benson, health enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. She has 10+ years of community development and communication experience for non-profits in the Elgin area and has a BA in Architecture from Judson University. Outside of work you can find her planning the next adventure near water or rocks, re-organizing spaces, entertaining two needy cats, defaulting to curry or taco dinners, and growing green things wherever she can find room.