This week for #MeatlessMonday: sweet potato🍠 and black bean (whole grain) empanadas! I ended up topping mine with avocado🥑 and a little cheese for some added flavor which I highly recommend because, I mean, avocado and cheese make everything better 😋🤤. These make for a great portable finger food, as well, so you can easily take them on the go. Swipe to see a few pics from the meal🍱 prepping process. Full recipe below! ------------------------
#RDtip: While white potatoes are known for their potassium; sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin a, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants! And purple potatoes are especially high in a special phytonutrient called anthocyanins, which give purple potatoes their gorgeous hue! Plants actually produce anthocyanins as a protective mechanism against environmental stressors like ultraviolet light, cold temps, and drought. And in humans, they help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and have the ability to enhance memory and prevent age related declines in mental functioning.