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Elise 

If you're anything like me, you're probably really broke and wanting to eat healthily. I have figured out how to achieve this on a tight budget, and I hope I can inspire you to do the same!
Let's break the myth that
healthy = expensive!
Stuff It...Lets Have Mexican!

Stuff It...Lets Have Mexican!

Mexican spiced beans, stuffed in purple sweet potatoes, topped with guac!!
This bad boy will be a hit in any home (unless you hate spicy things, then we suggest you probably move out.) This really gets your tastebuds dancing, and your tummy very full.
This recipe made 5 meals, including a well fed boy, so technically 7 meals. Haha.

Here is the list of things you'll need:
2-4 limes
4 avocados
1 bunch coriander (cilantro)
3 large purple sweet potatoes
2 garlic cloves
1 red onion
4-5 tomatoes
1/2 a bunch of butter lettuce
1 tin of diced tomatoes
1 tin of beans (any is fine)
1 sachet of burrito spice mix
1/2 a jar of 'Byron Bay Chilli Co' chilli & coconut sauce (any chilli & coconut sauce will be fine, but this is definitely the best!)

Here's what to do (there's a few steps to this one):
SWEET POTATOES
Place a large pot on the stove and boil water.
Preheat the oven to 200c fan bake.
Slice purple sweet potatoes into halves (width) and place in boiling water pot. 
Drain water from pot once sweet potatoes are 3/4 cooked.
Cut lengthways and scoop out the inside of the potato so they look like little purple boats.
Place sweet potato boats in the oven, and leave in there until cooked. 
Place excess sweet potato into a bowl and smash it into a mash with a fork. 

BEAN MIX
In a fry pan on high heat, place 1/2 red onion (finely chopped), garlic cloves (finely chopped), a tablespoon of olive oil, burrito spice mix, chilli sauce, beans and tinned tomatoes.
Mix well. Add salt and pepper. 
*Poor Girls Tip*
You can also add extra spices ie cumin, cinnamon, paprika, whatever you want! It's all about playing around until you're happy with the taste!

GUAC
In a bowl squash avocados.
Add lime, 1/2 bunch of coriander, salt & pepper to taste. Set aside.

TOMATO SALAD
Chop the tomatoes & red onion into small cubes.
Place in a bowl & mix through the leftover coriander.
Add salt and pepper if desired.

Once all these elements are done, you're ready to construct.

I like to place the mash on the plate with the butter lettuce.
Place the sweet potato boat on top.
Fill with bean mix, tomato salad, and top with guac.
Garnish with coriander and lime.
Sit back and enjoy!
 

If you end up making this, we'd love to hear how you go!
Write to us in the comments below.
If you know of someone who is on a budget and could do with some inspo, feel free to share this post with them.

*All Poor Girls Pantry Recipes are Gluten & Dairy Free
*Stay tuned for our Cook(e)book which will show you how to budget/shop for the week to make sure that nothing goes to waste and you’re never out of pocket

Lots of Love
Sarah Mae & Elise
The Poor Girls Pantry
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