Recharge your muscles post workout with this roasted grape, goat cheese and honey stuffed sweet potato by @healthyfoodlove. Certified muscle food! After an intense workout, you need to restore glycogen levels. Muscles get bigger and stronger when there is sufficient glycogen in them and when you workout you use up the glycogen. After working out your muscles are craving glycogen so your body is pretty primed to “take” higher glycemic carbs with minimal worry of fat storage within an hour to 2hrs after a workout. This recipe is perfect because it is a combo of both – high glycemic carbs (honey) with low glycemic (sweet potato). Grab a chicken breast/steak, veggies and chow down on this!
✳ Ingredients: sweet potato, 1/2 cups red seedless grapes, 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil (or coconut oil), 1oz organic goat cheese, 1tbsp honey, cinnamon, nutmeg. Save time by baking several potatoes for #MealPrep.
(1) Preheat oven to 405F (2) Poke holes in sweet potato, wrap tightly in aluminum foil and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until tender to the touch (3) Unwrap foil and cut a slit down the middle (4) Increase oven temperature to 450F (5) Lay grapes on a nonstick baking sheet and drizzle with grapeseed oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper (or Mrs. Dash), then toss to coat (6) Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until grapes begin to burst (7) Once sweet potatoes are somewhat cool, gently remove the flesh with a spoon, but keep the potato skin intact (8) Add the sweet potato to a large bowl then mash with 3 ounces of goat cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, pepper and honey (9) Re-stuff potato skin with mixture, and season as desired; top with remaining goat cheese, add grapes and drizzle with a little more honey (if desired).
This looks amazing and we’re definitely going to give it a try. Your friends at Socially Fit.