Weekly Meal Plan Centered Around the Sweet Potato

So after completing Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, the question I had lingering was: can you eat a single vegetable multiple times over the course of the week and not get tired of it? I plan to test out this experiment this week with the sweet potato for four days this week.

Sunday: Smoked chicken (from our new smoker my husband purchased with his birthday money), mashed sweet potatoes, and left-over Caesar salad from A’s birthday

Monday: Sweet potato and refried bean burritos (loosely based on this Real Simple recipe or this recipe), Mexican rice, Tangerines (The refried beans are from this Pioneer Woman Spicy Bean Soup recipe that I made, portioned out, and froze. I used one portion de-frosted and blended)

Tuesday: Spaghetti and french bread

Wednesday: Black bean and sweet potato turkey chili from Our Best Bites, and cornbread.

Thursday: Chicken nuggets, green beans, sweet potato french fries, apples

Friday: Pumpkin manicotti, except I’m substituting sweet potato…we’ll see how that turns out! I’m also trying it as a make ahead dish.

Saturday: Sorry no sweet potatoes today. It’s my Mom’s birthday party and we are celebrating with our traditional Mostaccioli recipe, yummy bread, and salad of some sort. HA! Help find us a salad to make!

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  1. This is great!! I’ve got so many sweet potatoes I don’t know what to do with them. I think we’ll be trying the mashed sweet potatoes tomorrow night. Thanks for the inspiration!

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