Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Spicy, Sweet And Super Easy

Everyone is suffering from the end of summer blues because of the end of summer crunch. Parents night is this week at a lot of places. School supplies don't buy themselves. The kids need clothes. Some of them refuse to try anything on (because they won't be standing in line to return it when it doesn't fit), and you're trying to soak in the those last moments of summer before you shuffle the kids off for 10 more months.

I can't help with most of that, so I'll help with dinner instead. We can make this healthy and easy. You need 2-5 ingredients. The essentials are: a medium to large sweet potato for every member of your family and enough Wolf Turkey Chili with Beans to go around.
Here is how to make this complicated meal.
  1. Line an oven rack with aluminum foil. (We don't want to clean).
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350.
  3. Poke holes in your sweet potatoes. 
  4. Set a timer for 45 minutes and go wash your hair, do the dishes, or peel a kid off of something.
  5. Remove the potatoes and set them to cool.
  6. Heat the chili on the stove top.
  7. Cut the center of the potatoes and stuff with chili.
Now here is your chance for those optional ingredients. We've done chopped onions, shredded cheese, and low fat sour cream on top of these potatoes. The first time I made these, I thought it couldn't possibly be enough food for my husband so I paired it with a salad. The salad wasn't needed. This is very filling and looks pretty on a plate. The potato is sweet and the chili can be spicy, so it's an awesome dish. This is 11-12 weight watcher points depending on the toppings you add. And if you took my advice on Monday and got away, this is something easy to make away from home. Wrap the potatoes up in aluminum foil and cook them on a grill. You can use an out door cooking pot to heat the chili over the grill as well. (It's already cooked, so you could eat it cold but it won't taste as good).

1 comment:

  1. My husband would love that! Though I don't know if I want to be feeding him chili when I'm the one who has to sleep with him. ;)


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