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Sweet Potato Stir Fry Offers Double the Energy!

The Sweet Potato Stir-Fry is my all time favorite recipe and the meal I eat the night before a race, no question about it. But after a 10-mile run in the AZ heat followed by Power Hot Yoga, this exhausted girl realized that my beloved recipe makes for a great post workout meal as well! The Sweet Potato Stir-Fry provides a healthy, balanced meal that the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Sweet Potato Stir-Fry
1 C. water
1/2 C quinoa
1 medium sweet potato
4 tsp. canola oil
12 oz. chicken breast (cut into small pieces)
1 medium onion
1 medium red bell pepper
1 garlic clove (diced)
1 tsp. cumin
1 C. frozen peas
1 jalapeno chile pepper (or NM green chile)
salt & pepper to taste

  1. Combine water with quinoa and boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until water is absorbed (12-15 minutes).
  2. Boil sweet potato in water (3-4 minutes).
  3. Heat 2 tsp. oil and cook chicken until starting to brown (transfer to bowl).
  4. Add 2 tsp. oil to pan and cook onion and jalapeno for 1 minute.
  5. Add bell pepper, garlic and cumin. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in peas and chicken. Cook 2 minutes.
  7. Add quinoa and sweet potato. Cook, stirring frequently.
  8. Season with salt & pepper.


  • Brien Thompson says:

    I love that stuff – my favorite dinner, lunch, etc. The green chile from new Mexico is the best.

  • Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe with me! My whole family loves it too!

  • barrie ross says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I will try it with tofu instead of chicken to make it vegan!
    Do you have any recipes for hummus???

  • Krista Key says:

    OMG!!! I just made this delicious recipe!!

    You probably don’t realize it, but your recipes are a dream to an insulin dependent child. I am a slave to Quinoa because it is one of the best, as far as not seeing a low and the inevitable spike in blood sugar = unmanageable!

    FYI: This recipe has 28g of carbs per serving – I weigh everything because my daughter receives approx 1 unit of insulin per every 10 carbs consumed.

    Would you mind if I put your site out to my D-Mom (type 1 moms) blogging friends? You have a thing going with your recipes…you probably don’t know this, but most D-Mom sites have the most horrendous recipes…the goal is being low carb and getting a kid to eat. Your recipes are appealing to kids and blood sugar friendly. A true feet…even though it was not your initial goal 🙂

    • YogiRunner says:


      I am so tickled to get this message. It’s truly heart-warming to know that my recipes are of benefit to your family. Please, feel free to let your D-Mom friends know about my site. I will do my best to get more applicable recipes out there.

      Thanks for sharing this. Your post brought joy to my heart. <3

  • […] Eat an well-balanced, energy packed meal early in the evening. My personal favorite is the Sweet Potato Stir-Fry! […]

  • Barbara Saavedra says:

    Sounds delish.
    Love Quinoa
    Love Sweet Potato
    Love Cumin n Love the ‘Heat”
    Love you to YogiRunner.

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