Stuffed Yams

The suspect? Baked potatoes.

The crime? Stuffed with sour cream, cheese, weird sauces, etc.

Makes 1-2 servings

The makeover? Stuffed with plain Greek yogurt, avocado, salsa, and black beans. Now you have yourself a lower fat, protein-packed yam that won’t cause you to be hungry in an hour.

So good.

What’s better? This yam took 6.5 minutes to cook.


  • 1 yam (or sweet potato, if you’re American)
  • Plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/8th of an avocado, diced
  • Salsa
  • Black beans

How to:

  1. Wash the yam. From top-to-bottom, jab the yam with a fork, piercing the skin ~1 cm deep. Microwave for 4 minutes and flip. Squeeze it (beware, it’s hot!). If it squishes in between your fingers it’s done. If not, microwave for another 1-2 minutes. Once cooked, cut an almond-shaped slit at the top (nice and deep to stuff your toppings into).
  2. *Those ingredients above labeled with an asterisk are toppings. Use my suggestions or try out your own! Guacamole would be a great alternative to plain avocado.

Make it a meal:

  • Serve alongside a healthier Caesar salad

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