Your New Favorite Fall Meal: 14 Ways to Stuff a Sweet Potato

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In June, we gave you guys a roundup of stuffed avocado recipes, and we figured it was about time for a fall-friendly edition, so here it is: 14 healthy, creative and totally delicious ways to stuff a sweet potato. Sweet potatoes blow regular ol’ russet potatoes out of the water when it comes to nutrition: they’re vitamin-packed, rich in fiber, and they help to regulate blood sugar—meaning, no post-dinner midnight cookie cravings. They make for a filling lunch or a dinner, and they’re super simple to make. Just throw ‘em in the oven, bake for about 45 minutes, and voila: you’ve got yourself dinner.

Now, I dare you to try and cook your way through every stuffed sweet potato here before spring arrives. Who’s up for the challenge?

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Make: Tomato, White Bean and Rosemary Soup

Photo credit: Becca Boyd

Photo credit: Becca Boyd

A recent article by Mark Bittman in TIME magazine discussed how millenials’ obsession with food media—competition shows, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on—isn’t translating into our kitchens. Maybe we see the bar set so high that we figure anything we attempt will fail in comparison. On my blog, I try to make the recipes approachable for every skill level; food is a constant in our every day lives and, nine times out of 10, it won’t be glamorous.

This soup exemplifies those beliefs. Using canned tomatoes and beans, this beautifully healthy recipe comes together in about 30 minutes. It’s real, home-cooked food, and it’s simple enough for the most novice beginner. Dairy-free yet still creamy, thanks to the beans, it’s about as healthy, and I daresay tasty, as dinner can be.

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Make: 10-Minute White Bean and Tomato Chicken Salad

Photo by Becca Boyd

Photo by Becca Boyd

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on easy homemade salad dressings, and I mentioned that the Basic Vinaigrette is one that I use so often that the need for measuring is long forgotten. My family loves the flavor so much that it almost doesn’t matter what we toss it over—any dish we put it on instantly goes from being edible to being absolutely delicious.

Case in point: Though my very opinionated 3-year-old daughter had turned her nose up at the chopped tomatoes on her dinner plate just the night before, she happily noshed on a big dish of this chicken salad, chock-full of ripe farmers’ market tomatoes tossed with Basic Vinaigrette, the next day.

And speaking of tomatoes—did you know that the pulpy, seedy part is the most flavor-packed part of the tomato? After chopping the tomatoes for this dish up, scrape your cutting board into the bowl to get every last drop of flavor.

Now, to the recipe: Whether you’re going back to school this season or just settling into a new routine, fall can make dinnertime seem crunched. No need to call for takeout, though: You can have a mouth-watering (and uber-healthy) dinner on the table in just ten minutes with this salad. And cross your fingers there’s some leftover—the flavors are just as great, if not better, the next day.

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What to Eat This Week: 5 Creative Ways to Eat Kale

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Remember when everyone started to hate Anne Hathaway, just because she was everywhere, like, all the time? Well, if you ask me, kale is kind of the Anne Hathaway of greens: There’s nothing wrong with it—in fact, it’s great—but after years of being bombarded with kale everything, from kale caesar salads to kale smoothies to kale cocktails to kale nail polish, everyone experienced kale overload and started to kind of loathe the veggie, as great as it is.

But enough kale hating. Anne Hathaway came out of hiding from her Hathahaters (yep, people really call themselves that) this week, and with National Kale Day having just passed (it was last Wednesday), maybe it’s time we give kale another chance, too. I mean, it is in season, after all. For this week’s recipes, I’ve rounded up five delicious, kale-heavy dishes that you probably haven’t tried before—no plain ol’ sautéed kale here. Read up, pick a recipe and reignite your love affair with the superfood everyone loves to hate.

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Start Your Day Off Right: 6 Ways to Eat Salad for Breakfast

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Salad for breakfast might sound like some cruel form of punishment that you totally don’t deserve—until you get a glimpse of these drool-worthy concoctions, that is. Who knew that getting your daily dose of morning veggies could be so Instagram-worthy?

And these breakfasts aren’t just a pretty plate: Chowing down on an egg-topped bed of kale (or spinach, or arugula) is an easy way to squeeze in your morning veggies without downing a green juice. Because green juice is great and all, but having it every single morning can get a bit old, am I right? But enough talk about salad for breakfast—let’s get to the recipes: Here, six salad-for-breakfast dishes that you’ll want to eat for lunch and dinner, too.

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What to Eat This Week: Fall Farmers’ Market Finds

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The fallen leaves I encountered while traipsing around the Wissahickon yesterday confirmed it, guys: Fall is really here. And while me and my always-cold self are truly sad to say goodbye to summer and all its sunshine, I am so, SO happy to say hello to fall veggies. Be Well editor, Emily, wrote an ode to fall veggies just the other day, and I figured I’d jump on the fall-veggie-loving bandwagon with this week’s fall-flavored recipes.

This week, we’ve got five delicious dishes that are loaded with fall veggies you’re likely to find lining your farmers’ market’s shelves in the coming weeks: potatoes, beets, kale, and, of course, lots and lots of squash. So now, you can jump on the fall-veggie-loving bandwagon too. Happy cooking!

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8 Mouthwatering Pancake Recipes You Won’t Feel Bad About Eating

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It’s National Pancake Day, people! (Well, it depends on who you ask, but we’re going with it.) And you can’t let an unofficial pancake holiday pass without chowing down on a stack of scrumptious breakfast cakes. So to help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up eight delicious pancake recipes, made with everything from apples to zucchini and all the good stuff in between, that you won’t feel too guilty about eating. Emphasis on the “too,” because you are eating a pile of cake, after all. Happy cooking!

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What to Eat This Week: Tasty 10-Minute Meals

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Time to say goodbye to summer, guys: Monday marks the first official day of fall. Meaning, we finally have to snap out of the slow-paced summer mode we’ve gotten used to and back into reality. Sad, I know. But the good news is, we’ve got some recipes to help make your transition to fast-paced fall life a bit smoother: Here, five healthy and totally drool-worthy meals that will only take up a short 10 minutes of your busy day. Happy cooking, Be Wellers!

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