Whew what a weekend!! Did everyone survive the winter weather?? We certainly didn’t get hit as hard as DC, Baltimore, or Philly, but North Carolina definitely saw more snow and ice in those 2 days than we have since, well, last year’s snow storm!
This year, thank goodness, the power stayed on throughout the whole storm (cue angels singing) and we stayed warm and cozy in our little apartment, watching the snow fall while cooking up (another) storm. Sorry, I had to 😉 But anyways, I have some seriously delicious healthy eats coming your way over the next few weeks! All thanks to you, snow.
The first of these delicious eats… some FOOTBALL FOOD!!! Now that the playoffs are over, it’s time to get ready for the big game and, boy, do I have the perfect appetizer for you!
So it’s no secret that I LOVE potatoes. Mashed potatoes, curly fries, hash browns, breakfast potatoes, I’m down. But one form of potato I could never get on board with were loaded potato skins (I know, shocker). Cheese, bacon, sour cream— I’m sure they’re all tasty for lots of people, but they just never quite fit into my eating style, as I’m sure you’re aware. So let’s put a spin on these skins and stuff them instead with…. a burrito bowl!! Yes yes! Who doesn’t love a good burrito bowl??? Yeah, I know, no one.
So I threw together some of my favorite burrito bowl ingredients: quinoa, black beans, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, cilantro, and, oh course, guacamole. Once they were in full form, I stuffed as much as I could possibly fit into these crispy, tender potato skins and topped them with that luscious guac and fresh green onion. Ahhhh! I could eat these ALL. GAME. LONG.
One of the best parts of this recipe is the leftovers! Since you scoop most of the potato out of the skins anyways, I just set that aside and whipped up some mashed potatoes for the next day’s dinner. That was easy!
Also, the burrito bowl filling recipe makes a bit more than you’ll need to stuff the potatoes, so you’ll most likely have leftovers of that as well. Aka lunch for tomorrow! Its like you’re Sunday meal prepping AND making appetizers for the Super Bowl all in one punch. Anything to make life a little easier, ya’ll.
Have you already started planning out your Super Bowl menu?? I’m throwing together a plant-based game day round up, so comment with your favorite recipes for me to share!!