Orange Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Brighten up quinoa and sweet potatoes with citrus!

Quinoa is a favorite ingredient among vegetarians and vegans, as it contains high quality protein and is both filling and versatile. These quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes are a delicious vegetarian meal on their own. They’re easy to prepare and taste great, too. The light orange flavor complements the sweet potato well for an orange quinoa dish that’s a healthy and delicious meal any day of the week.

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Orange Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

A great meal for any time of the year, this quinoa stuffed sweet potato isn't just for vegetarians and vegans.
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1 each
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 orange zested
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the sweet potatoes on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and prick with a fork. Bake for 30 more minutes.
  • Bring the orange juice and stock to a boil in a saucepan. Add the quinoa and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, until quinoa is fluffy and liquid is absorbed.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, green onions, and celery and cook until soft. Stir in the cranberries and pecans and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the orange zest.
  • When the quinoa is down cooking, add it to the pan and stir until well combined.
  • When the sweet potatoes are done baking, cut a slit into the top. Stuff with the quinoa mixture and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1each | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 25mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Vegan

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