Hello! I spotted purple sweet potatoes at Trader Joe’s this week and knew it would be the star of this week’s Meatless Monday dinner. I love sweet potatoes and I was hoping this was a fun new version of an old fave. This dinner is super healthy and came together in ten minutes thanks to the microwave.
First, let’s talk with new to me purple potato…
They are Muraski Sweet Potatoes. I was super excited when I got them – I’ve always wanted to try a purple sweet potato and was secretly hoping it was super purple on the inside and full of magical vitamins and anti-oxidants that would solve all of my problems in life.
Yeah… that didn’t happen.
It was white on the inside!! I guess “Murasaki” means purple in Japanese. But these special taters have a white flesh. Oh well, it’s still healthy and delicious. I think it tastes like a ‘normal’ sweet potato (which I love).
Here is the nutrition info, it’s similar to an orange sweet potato.
I paired my lil Murasaki with beans for protein and green beans for veggies. This meal came together in 10 minutes because I cleaned and pierced the potato with a knife and cooked it in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Then, I let it set (it keeps cooking on the inside) and heated the black beans and green beans. Done and done.
In other news… my strength workout from Sunday left me sore in all the right places today (and just enough that it felt good in a weird way?). I’ve got to remember that workout so I can share it with ya!!
And let’s end this lil session with a pic from Vegas. I would say “Hi from Vegas!” but he doesn’t really care about anything except turkey and me leaving him alone today…