Many people ask me if I’m Paleo, Gluten-Free or Vegetarian. I get the question a lot, because my food tends to skew more veggie-friendly and gluten-free.
However, I’m an omnivore, I eat everything. From quinoa to pizza to the occasional sausage dinner, I eat all food groups, in moderation.
I don’t think I could ever be Paleo. I eat a LOT of lentils, beans, and grains. Like, it’s a huge part of my diet. If I were to cut out those food groups, I think I’d starve, because I wouldn’t want to supplement them with the alternative (higher animal protein intake.)
Today’s dish is a perfect example of my love for beans. This dish is literally a plate of fiber-filled beans! The sweet potatoes make this dish hearty and perfect for dinner or just light enough for a power lunch.
Beans are a healthy form of protein, sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients like antioxidants, and the tomatoes and green chiles pack in lots of flavorful, so that this one-pan dish does not disappoint. (Well, almost one pan – at one step, you have to set the cooked sweet potatoes aside on a plate.)
I’ve never worked much with canned green chiles before, but they kept staring me in the face at the grocery sore, so I decided to give them a try – and they infuse so much spicy flavor, they’re a great, low maintenance way to cook! You could substitute with fresh green chiles, of course. But who has the time for that? 😉
I’m actually currently in North Carolina (well, if you’re reading this on Sunday, March 26th, haha) – I went down for a women’s entrepreneurship event at my alma mater, Wake Forest University. I’m speaking on a panel with other female founders and then running a fun spiralized demo!
I’m most excited to share this part of my life with Lu. He’s never been down to Wake Forest, and I can’t wait for him to see how glorious life was down south! When Lu and I met, it was well after college (we met in 2012 and I graduated in 2009), so it’ll be cute to get nostalgic.
Hope everyone has a great Sunday! And of course, if you want to follow along to my adventures, follow me on Instagram and Snapchat for life after hours and in between 🙂
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 11 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.