Loaded Sweet Potato Skins


I have a financial advisor.


You might refer to him as a gentleman who gives free financial advice to military families, but I say financial advisor.


Garr and I walk in like the couple of knuckleheads we are and start slinging phrases like, “We’re looking to diversify our portfolios a bit…..”


This bruh was brilliant. He had all sorts of book recommendations (for me) and color-coded charts (for Garrett to comprehend). He broke down stock options, CDs, volatile 401k funds, the WORKS! We even learned what a bond is! Though I can’t entirely remember, I know it blew my mind. I left feeling like, I’m sorry, why wasn’t I taught any of this in school? Maybe I was snoozing or passing notes, but I really don’t think anyone ever explained to me the (dark & twisted) credit score system.


Now it’s time to play the stock market – going all in on my self-tanner company and the vegan restaurants I like.



Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 8 skins


  • 4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of quinoa, cooked
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • Cilantro, for serving
  • Avocado, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Stab the potatoes with a fork several times
  • Wrap one up in a paper towel, microwave for 6 minutes
  • Repeat with remaining potatoes
  • Once cooled, cut potato in half + scoop out centers into a bowl
  • Repeat with remaining potatoes
  • Arrange skins on a baking sheet
  • Drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add garlic, cook 1 minute
  • Add sweet potatoes + black beans + S+P, cook 5-6 minutes
  • Stuff skins with quinoa + sweet potato + black bean mix + red pepper + tomato + red onion + cilantro + avocado
  • Serve hot
  • Hop into sweet potato skin with a pair of oars + row your boat down the saucy river of your choosing + into your mouth canal



13 thoughts on “Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

  1. Osyth says:

    I normally comment on your words and then forget to mention the food. So can I just say that like your FA, you are helping me to diversify my portfolio of food. You will be remembered in my Will but unfortunately with all this goodness going into my bod, it’ll probably be at least 50 years before you receive your bequest 😉

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