Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fast Dinner Fix - Sweet Potato in the Microwave!

I teach a workout class until 6 two nights a week.  Last week, I got home, threw some turkey sausage and frozen veggies on the stove but I didn't have rice or quinoa and didn't want to eat it over spinach.  But I had sweet potatoes!  Except, they take like 45 minutes in the oven.  No good.  I looked at various Pinterest posts on how to best cook it in the microwave this way worked pretty well!

1.  Scrub one sweet potato under water.  Yes, my sink is full of dirty dishes.  Every day...
2.  Pierce the sweet potato several times with a fork

3.  Next, wrap the potato in a wet paper towel.  I ran the paper towel under water, rung it out, then wrapped the potato like a mummy.  This helps keep the moisture in.

4. Cook the sweet potato for 2-3 minutes in your microwave, flip it over and cook another 2 minutes.  The cooking time will depend on the power of your micro.  I wouldn't go more than 6 or 7 minutes max.  Mine was actually a little tough to cut in certain areas but overall it was delicious and ready to eat in minutes!

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