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Mexican-Stuffed Sweet Potato

Mexican-Stuffed Sweet Potato

Mexican-Stuffed Sweet Potato

The bright orange colour of sweet potatoes indicates the presence of high levels of beta-carotene. This important nutrient is converted to vitamin A in the body and is vital for good eyesight, healthy gums, bone development and a strongly functioning immune system.

Serves: 1




  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • Dash olive oil
  • ¼ cup corn kernels
  • ⅓ cup cooked beans (eg black beans, kidney beans)
  • ¼ tsp sweet paprika
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • ¼ cup ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped coriander leaves
  • Small handful thinly sliced kale
  • ½ medium avocado, mashed or diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Wrap sweet potato in foil and bake for 50 mins, or until cooked through.
  3. In small frying pan over medium heat, add a dash of olive oil and cook corn, beans, paprika, chilli and cumin for 4 mins.
  4. Cut sweet potato down middle and fill with bean mix, top with avocado and some coriander.
  5. Tip: This dish is also delicious with a spoonful of salsa or some crumbled feta.



Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .