Even though it was hard, I was in better shape and I felt better than I did when I started. The workouts were tough and my appetite definitely increased over the last month. I was constantly trying to find good sources of lean protein to satisify my overactive appetite.
I found this recipe for sweet potato burritos on allrecipes.com and don't be fooled by the pictures - they're better than they look. The recipe caught my eye because they're loaded with healthy ingredients. Sweet potatoes and kidney beans are super foods in my book - nutrient rich and packed with protein. The best part about these burritos is that they're not only good for you, they also taste delicious! I even convinced my finicky teenager to eat one as post workout fuel.
Sweet Potato Burritos
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/8 onion, chopped
5/8 clove garlic, minced
1 cup canned kidney beans, drained
1/3 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/8 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
2/3 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
3 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed (I used corn and whole wheat tortillas)
1-1/2 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
Peel sweet potatoes and boil until tender. Mash.
Add beans and mash.
Don't be fooled by the pictures - these burritos are delicious.
The author of this recipe claimed that they were addicting but I had no idea HOW addicting. They were so good - I couldn't stop eating them. It's a good thing that they're healthy because I couldn't stop eating once I started eating.
If you are trying to get more protein and vegetables into your diet, you need to make these burritos.
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