Do you ever have one of those days when all you can think about is eating chocolate? Or a cupcake? Or chips?
Our bodies are actually programmed to crave certain foods for specific reasons. Usually because we are lacking certain nutrients in our diet at the time.
Being aware of this can be key to understanding what your body actually needs, vs. what you think you need at the moment (ie. Chicken vs. an entire sleeve of Oreos).
There’s a few handy dandy charts floating around the internet that make it easy to see what you should eat based on what you’re craving.
This recipe came out of one of those craving moments. All day I just wanted something sweet, so I came home, looked at what was available and whipped up a quick Sweet Potato Steak Fajita Bowl. Holy guacamole was it satisfying. And my sweet craving was gone.
I used steak from our dinner the night before, but you could easily swap it out for some other meat like ground turkey, chicken sausage or tofu. The fajita (or taco in my case) seasoning is what does the trick and makes whatever protein you put it on oh, so, tasty.
For those of us that are trying to stay away from gluten, the sweet potato acted as a bed for my sauteed ingredients, instead of rice or a tortilla.
Sweet Potato Steak Fajita Bowl
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Salt and pepper
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 a yellow onion
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 a yellow bell pepper
- 1/2 an orange bell pepper
- 2 large mushrooms
- 1/2 cup cooked steak, chopped
- 1 Tbsp McCormick Organic Fajita Seasoning Mix
- Shredded cheddar cheese for garnish
- Chopped romaine lettuce for garnish
- Sour cream for garnish
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cube sweet potatoes, spread on a baking sheet and mix with 2 tbsp olive oil, cinnamon and salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, saute onions, garlic, mushrooms and peppers in oil until soft. Add in cooked steak and season with fajita seasoning mix. Start layering your bowl first with roasted sweet potatoes then vegetable/steak mixture, then shredded cheese, lettuce and sour cream. Enjoy!
Super quick, super easy, incredibly satisfying.
One quick meal planning tip for you – add a few more sweet potatoes to your recipe and save the leftovers for an easy and gluten/grain free side to your morning eggs. You will not even miss your toast, I promise.