Orange is the New Black Week: Sweet Potato Black Bean Boats


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

Orange is the New Black Week is here and with it came the first week of fall. These sweet potato bean boats are a great combination of hearty foods (not to mention orange and black foods, too) and they’re fairly simple to throw together.

What you’ll need:
1 sweet potato per person
1 can black beans
Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Shredded cheese
1 scallion, chopped

Preheat the oven to 375.

First, bake the sweet potatoes. While the potatoes are baking, rinse and strain the black beans.

Once the potatoes are done, slice them and scoop some of the insides out of each half. Fill the halves to the brim with the beans. Top each half with a sprinkle of shredded cheese and a tablespoon of yogurt. Garnish with scallion and bake for approximately 15 minutes.