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
- Combine water with quinoa and boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until water is absorbed (12-15 minutes).
- Boil sweet potato in water (3-4 minutes).
- Heat 2 tsp. oil and cook chicken until starting to brown (transfer to bowl).
- Add 2 tsp. oil to pan and cook onion and jalapeno for 1 minute.
- Add bell pepper, garlic and cumin. Cook 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in peas and chicken. Cook 2 minutes.
- Add quinoa and sweet potato. Cook, stirring frequently.
- Season with salt & pepper.
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!
Glad you all like it. 🙂
Thanks for this recipe! I will try it with tofu instead of chicken to make it vegan!
Do you have any recipes for hummus???
Please let me know how you like it with tofu!
I do have some great hummus recipes. Stay tuned for those….:)
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 🙂
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
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Love Sweet Potato
Love Cumin n Love the ‘Heat”
Love you to YogiRunner.
And all the Love back to you, Barbara!