Friday, April 25, 2008

Black Bean Chili topped Sweet Potato



When I'm in the mood for something comforting and filling, this is my go-to meal.

I bake a sweet potato in the microwave, split it open, add a cup of chili and finish it off with a dollop of plain greek yogurt. This meal is not only super satisfying, but full of fiber and protein. This should keep me full through my run in a few hours.

If I don't have homemade chili in my fridge, I use a store bought vegetarian chili. I usually use Trader Joe's but today I tried a new one : Health Valley's Spicy Vegetarian Black Bean Chili. My only complaint is that it's really not spicy! It has a slight kick, but not spicy enough for me.

Morning Snack
This morning I had another one of my favorite comfort foods, a bowl of oatmeal, as a snack. A serving of oats made with water, half of a pear, cinnamon and a few sliced almonds.


What are some of your favorite comfort foods?

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Favorite comfort foods.....hm, I have so many!!! :) I'd have to say for meals: Homemade Chili, Casseroles, soup, anything warm and creamy. For snacks - hot cocoa, ice cream :), oatmeal...

VeggieGirl said...

GREAT choice for a comfort food - yum!!

My comfort food is, hands down, whole-wheat pasta topped with chunky tomato (ragu-type) sauce, and LOADS of vegetables (especially leafy greens and garlic). yum! now you have me craving it, haha :0)

Jill said...

Lesse, oatmeal is comfort food, cereals, VeggieGirl makes a good point with pasta, veggies, soups of course!

loveofoats said...

mmmmmm i love black beans & sweet potatoes - those are two of my fave comfort foods... and of course OATMEAL!

ashley said...

Sweet potatoes are the best, so your meal sounds awesome!

Hands down, I think oatmeal rules. Dinner, dessert, breakfast... totally comforting in my mind. Mmmm!

linds said...

This is SUCH a good idea for a quick, healthy dinner! I love sweet potato and black bean burritos, so i will definitely be giving your combo a try! I agree with the majority here that oatmeal is a great comfort food :)

Cassie said...

Sweet potatoes are my fav! I swear sometimes I think I will turn into one.

Your meal looks great!