clean potatoes

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Spicy Chicken & Sweet Potato Bowl

protein packed and freaking delicious. 

Ingredients 

2 lbs chicken breast, cut into chunks 

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 

Seasoning blend: granulated onion, granulated garlic, ground ginger, Hawaiian lava salt, Mexican oregano, cumin, sweet paprika, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and chili powder. 

Bowl ingredients of your choice. I used purple cabbage, sweet peppers, Roma tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, lime, and Whole30 compliant taco sauce or salsa of your choice. 

Safflower or coconut oil for cooking. 

Directions 

Par-cook your potatoes for about 5 minutes in the microwave until they are fork tender. When ready, crisp in a pan with a small amount of oil. Use some of your seasoning blend to season the potatoes. 

Heat oil over medium heat. Once hot enough, cook chicken chunks and season liberally.  As a matter of preference, you can cook the chicken in the sauce or just add it at the end. 

Once potatoes and chicken are both done, assemble bowl however you’d like.

Enjoy! 

5

Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

There are one million and one ways to make roasted sweet potatoes. They are one of the most versatile vegetables and can be dressed up in many ways ranging from savory to sweet. Here is just one way that I like to prepare these for meal prep. 

Ingredients 

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 

Seasoning blend: 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, ½ tbsp lemon granules, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ancho chili powder, 1 ½ tsp Herbs de Provence, ½ tsp smoked paprika. 

Olive oil 

Directions 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, arrange your sweet potatoes into a single layer. 

Drizzle a layer of olive oil over the potatoes and then sprinkle over the seasoning blend (you may or may not use all of it – if you don’t, save the rest from chicken, it’s incredible). 

Using your hands, toss the potatoes so that they are evenly coated. 

Roast in the oven until the insides are tender when pierced with a toothpick.

NOTE: For meal prep, I tend to “under roast” my potatoes because I do not want them to become too soft after reheating for a meal. 

Divide into meal prep containers after the potatoes have cooled. 

Enjoy! 

HEALTHY POTATO ‘FRIES’
Feel like fries, don’t feel like consuming fried food? Clean cooking brings you a healthier alternative - these lightly baked fries are as crunchy and delicious as they get! 

Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Sugar Free | Nut Free | Lactose Free | Sulphate Free Fructose Friendly | Vegan Friendly 

Ingredients: (serves 2)
2 regular potatoes
2 sweet potatoes
2 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp himalayan salt 

Method:
1. Wash potatoes and halve lengthways
2. Pre-head oven to 200 degrees celcius
3. Using a large pot, boil potatoes on the stove until almost done
4. Peel (optional) and cut potatoes into long rectangles approx 2cm in width
5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and lay potato pieces lined up evenly
6. Using a brush, apply coconut oil to lightly cover potatoes 
7. Bake until golden and slightly brown, remove from heat and set on a cooling tray to crisped up
8. Sprinkle with rosemary and salt, serve! 




Just some of today’s meal prep!

I cooked a whole chicken in my crock pot overnight so I woke up at 8am, put coconut oil in my hair for 2 hours, and de-boned that.  Made breakfast, which consisted of two slices of turkey bacon, 2 whole eggs + egg whites with sriracha, greek yogurt and an apple.

Until about 11am I baked these soy-ginger chicken breasts, made some brown rice, baked two massive sweet potatoes (hence why there are only two halves pictured here lmaooo) and steamed some green beans and broccoli.  All of the whole chicken I cooked is in my freezer now, as this will be enough for my dinners this week.  I still have two whole sweet potatoes to cook, as well as 2 packages of lean ground turkey.

I got sooo much food when I went grocery shopping last night and while I had spending more money than I have to, I have accepted that I am going to have to spend a little bit  more money on food than I have in the past if I want to get where I want to get.  And I’m okay with that!! Food is dope.

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

When I was home visiting my parents for the holidays, we were watching The Kitchen on Food Network and they made waffle iron hash browns. So since we had nothing else to do, we broke out the dusty waffle iron and gave it a go. I love the holidays.

Makes 4 hash brown waffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes
  • ¼ cup melted buttery spread (I use Earth Balance)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (chives would work too)

Steps:

  1. Peel the potatoes, then shred them. I used a cheese grater, but a julienne peeler would probably also work.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, soak potatoes in water for 5 minutes to help remove the starch. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix potatoes with melted buttery spread, salt, garlic and herbs.
  4. Scoop ½ cup portions onto a fully-heated, greased waffle iron. Don’t spread them out, because if the layer is too thin they won’t cook on top.
  5. Cook 6-7 minutes, until crispy.

Note: Recipe also works with sweet potatoes!