In college, I loved making my own healthy meals using just the microwave. Last week, I uploaded the first of a three part series featuring dorm room recipes that are affordable, healthy and easy to make. The first recipe is a lunch or dinner meal idea using a sweet potato. It can easily be made vegan with a mini swap. Enjoy this meal if your cafeteria closes down lunch before you get back from class!
Dorm Room Tex Mex Sweet Potato Lunch VIDEO
Serves 1, Total Time 10 minutes
- Medium sized sweet potato
- 1 tbsp black beans
- 2 tbsp corn salsa
- 1 tbsp chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
Pierce sweet potato with a fork to break the skin. Really wash any remaining dirt off the potato. Put it in the microwave for 8-12 minutes depending on the size. While it’s cooking, combine 1 tbsp black beans, 2 tbsp of corn salsa bought from the store and 1 tablespoon of chopped tomatoes.
You can use canned tomatoes and black beans for convenience. Buy grape tomatoes and have as a snack during the week.
If you can’t find any corn salsa, just buy enough corn for a 1 tablespoon and combine the black beans, tomatoes and corn with a 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, a 1/2 teaspoon of coriander and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. I thought the jarred salsa would be easier for college students but if you have these spices available, go ahead and try this version!
Once the sweet potato is done cooking, slice it down the middle and fill with your tex mex mixture. Finish with a large dollop of plain greek yogurt (nonfat or 2%) on top! You can also use sour cream if you have it available. Enjoy.
Watch the video here! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the next two recipes featuring trail mix cookies and mug French toast!
Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run says
yumm-o! i make a similar “recipe”:
1 sweet tater // black beans // avocado // salsa // 0% Greek yogurt
Lisa Johnson says
I know all too well how great this tastes, because for the past few years I’ve been making sweet potato salsas, including a Mexican flavor. In fact, it used to be called “Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Dip”!
For what it’s worth, I do offer them on Amazon.com, in case your readers find themselves a little time-strapped.
My salsas have no fat, no sweetener, only 250 calories per 12 oz jar, and tons of natural nutrition, of course!
Lisa, Yambassador, Yummy Yammy
This looks delicious, but is it enough to keep you going?
Can you start putting the nutrition info? I’m going on a low carb diet and I love your site and it would be really useful for the recipes.
I use myfitnesspal for the nutrition info. If you put in the nutrition info on your own using it, it will come up. This is not a “low carb” meal as it’s a potato but they are good carbs that will not spike your bloodsugar nor are they processed. IT’S CLEAN.
Tried this today for my mom and I. We both loved it! Thanks Sarah!
-Elizabeth from Canada
PS love your videos