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/ by Jess Hutchens / photo by Eric Shilling

Savory Sweet Potato Boats

Makes 2-4 boats 1-2 sweet potatoes 1 yellow squash 1 zucchini ½ cup diced onions 1 cup black beans 1 teaspoon Cumin 1 teaspoon Paprika Cooking spray Sea salt Pepper Salsa

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet, lightly spray with cooking spray and sprinkle sea salt and pepper over it. Rinse and dry sweet potatoes, cut them in half, and place face down on parchment paper. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes, until tender on the inside. Clean and dry zucchini and squash; peeling them is optional. Dice squash, zucchini, and onion into little squares. Place a skillet over medium heat and add Âź cup of water. Saute squash, zucchini, onions, beans, cumin, and paprika until squash is a tender texture, around 15-20 min. Once potatoes are baked and cooled off, mash the inside with a fork. Place squash mixture on top of sweet potato, add salsa and enjoy!




Jess Hutchens is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. For more info, check out

Scottsdale Health November 2018

Scottsdale Health November 2018