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[Recipe] Loaded Sweet Potatoes

A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Success Story turned Coach,  Sylvia Frank.

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.


  • Recommended for: Lunch or Dinner


  • Protein
    • 1 skinless, cooked and shredded chicken breasts.
    • 1/4 of a small cup walnuts/pecans (I save costs by buying broken nuts from bakery outlet)
  • Veggies:
    • 1/2 cup uncooked basil leaves
    • 1/2 cups uncooked spinach or kale
    • 1 clove garlic
  • Smart Carb
    • 1 small to medium sweet potatoes
  • Healthy Fat
    • 20ml light olive oil
    • 1/4 Tblsp coconut oil
  • Herbs, spices, Extras
    • sea salt
    • 1.2 Tblsp fresh lemon juice
    • Half a red onion or some spring onion and or chilli for garnish


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Food processor
  • Chopping knife
  • Forks for shredding chicken
  • Lemon squeezer
  • Garlic crusher

Ingredients are based off the Sleekgeek Food List, combined together using the Sleekgeek Healthy Meal Template, and portioned out with the Sleekgeek Portion Control Guide.


  • Heat oven to 200’C
  • Rub the cleaned sweet potatoes with some coconut oil and salt
  • Bake in the oven for about 1 hour until soft (Life hack: I microwave mine for 8 minutes first, then in oven for 30 minutes)
  • While the potatoes are cooking make your pesto by blending the walnuts, basil, spinach or kale, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt (to taste)
  • Shred your cooked chicken (pre-boiled and cooled) with forks.
  • Add the chicken to the pesto mix.
  • Remove potatoes from oven once cooked and cut them in half lengthways.
  • Roughly loosen and mash the soft potato flesh and shape into a little boat with space for filling.
  • Top the potato halves with the divided mixture.

To Serve

  • Serve with some tomato wedges and chopped red onion or spring onion garnish.
  • This is delicious and so full of nutrients!


This recipe is carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

See the FULL Sleekgeek Nutrition Guide here (it’s free).

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