Sweet potatoes are one of my all-time favorite foods when the weather turns cold. I usually enjoy them baked, but here's a recipe featuring a mashed sweet potatoes topping for garlic and cumin-spiced millet with chopped apple and veggies. The smooth sweet potato complements the crumbly texture of the millet, and this sweet dish is under 250 calories per serving.
Keep reading to see this simple recipe and find out how much fiber and protein this dish packs.
2 medium sweet potatoes, just baked
1 cup millet, uncooked
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups veggie broth
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium apple, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the millet, garlic, and veggie broth in a covered pot on high. Once it reaches a boil, lower to simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add the carrots to the pot with the millet and simmer for another five minutes. Add the peppers and apple and cook for another five minutes or until the millet is soft and has a slightly creamy consistency.
- Remove from heat and season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Place millet in an oven-safe glass or ceramic dish, pressing the mixture flat into the pan.
- Remove the peels from the two just-baked sweet potatoes and place the flesh in a bowl (careful if they're really hot). Mash with a fork until smooth. Spread the mashed sweet potatoes on top, as if you were icing a cake.
- Cut like you were serving lasagna and enjoy immediately. If you're making this dish ahead of time, cover with foil, and warm in the oven before serving.
Makes six servings.
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