Sweet Potato Slider Melts

Photo Aug 17, 9 04 21 PM

Every now and then a recipe comes along to save us from a boring, bland healthy diet. This was the one that saved the day for me. And if you let it, it can save you too! These sweet potato sliders can be prepped so you can enjoy throughout the week, are family & kid friendly and will not break the bank.

Ingredients for 2 sliders:

  • 200g (4 x 50g) sweet potato cut into thick pieces
  • 6oz turkey lunch meat
  • 1 slice mozzarella cheese
  • Small handful of spinach
  • 2 Roma tomato slices
  • 2 tsp. BBQ

Steps:

1. Set oven to 375F.
2. Slice a sweet potato into 4 thick pieces to make the buns of the sliders.
3. Cut the slice of mozzarella cheese into 4 pieces.
4. On one sweet potato slice, add spinach, 1 tomato slice, 3oz turkey meat, 2 mozzarella
cheese pieces, 1 tsp. BBQ sauce.
5. Top with the other sweet potato slice and jam a wooden kabob skewer all the way
through the entire slider so that it pierces the sweet bun below.
6. Repeat for the other slider.
7. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 375F or until the sweet potato
is cooked to desired firmness/softness. I prefer them to be firm so that you can hold it
like a slider.
8. Allow the sliders to cool before eating.

Approximate macros for each slider:

239 calories 24g protein 23g carbs 4g fat

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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