Looking for an easy, healthy lunch that doesn’t need to stay refrigerated all day? These BBQ Sweet Potatoes are just what you need!
To continue with our hiking week, today’s post is all about lunch. While breakfast is important to get your hike off to a good start, lunch is the key to finishing as strongly as you started. Unless you’re able to carry a cooler or ice pack, chances are you need a lunch that won’t go bad being unrefrigerated for a few hours. But a bag of chips won’t do either as you need food that will give you the nutrients your body needs to make it back down the mountain. As we’ve been talking about all week, during your hike carbohydrates are your best friend along with a balance of protein. These burritos meet both of these needs.
This recipe goes back to when I was in college and first starting to cook for myself. Basically I combined one of my favorite foods, sweet potatoes, with one of the cheapest protein sources, black beans, and drizzled on one of my favorite condiments, BBQ sauce. Quick, healthy, and cheap – a college-kid’s perfect meal, well I guess a nutrition-major’s perfect meal. However, after a while it got a little too mushy so I added in summer squash and occasionally lettuce – recipe completed. Since we are making these for your next hiking trip, I nixed the lettuce (I’m not a fan of soggy or slightly warm lettuce). Plus this makes the burritos freezer-friendly! So the next free Sunday you have, do yourself and family a favor: whip up a large batch of these burritos and store in the freezer for future hiking expeditions or for a healthy weekday lunch.
So here’s a toast to 4th of July weekend and all the great food and drinks that comes with it!
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I love sweet potatoes and black beans together. This looks like a perfectly filling and delicious lunch!