Healthy Dorm Room Meal: TexMex Sweet Potato

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!

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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. 

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You can use canned tomatoes and black beans for convenience. Buy grape tomatoes and have as a snack during the week.

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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!

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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. 

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Watch the video here! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the next two recipes featuring trail mix cookies and mug French toast! 

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