Grab this free hunger scale for runners! Healthy Sweet Potato Mac-N-Cheese Ingredients: 1 box gluten-free pasta elbows (we had quinoa pasta on hand, but brown rice pasta would work well too) 1 large sweet potato (use two if your potatoes are on the smaller side) 1 package (7oz) of shredded cheddar “veggie” cheese (soy-based cheese)* 4 slices bacon, chopped; 1 cup almond milk This is perfect for babies, toddlers and kids! Combine sauce with roasted chicken, sweet potato and cooked pasta and pile into buttered ramekins or a buttered 9 x 13-in. Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni and cheese. (That’s a real thing.) Since the eggs help bind the pasta and make it a little stickier and crispier, the vegan version may be a little different but it should still taste delicious. Add the cubed sweet potato, quartered onion and garlic (with the peel) to your baking tray. Master Your Hunger Signals and Become a Normal Eater, Sports Nutrition & Intuitive Eating Resources, should be slightly undercooked before freezing, 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 cups), cooked and mashed, 1 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or cheese of choice) + more for sprinkling, Rub or spray the inside of a large casserole dish with olive oil. If you’re looking for a vegan version, you can leave the eggs out, use a plant-based milk of your choice, and use nutritional yeast instead of cheese. You can bake sweet potato bread, make sweet potato energy bites, and even make a sweet potato pizza crust. While pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan with onion and garlic. Yummmm. With the basics, sweet potato and pasta, you’ve got a masterpiece to be made. So, yes, this roasted kale and sweet potato pasta is a great pre run meal. 1 sweet potato, baked about 45 - 60 until soft (I baked mine the night before while cooking the oven … Have you heard the phrase, “eat pasta run fasta?” Jokes aside, I love sweet potato mac and cheese the night before a long run. You can also feel free to add in or substitute any other veggies to this roasted sweet potato pasta. Once both are prepared, top the potatoes with the butter, chicken, shredded bacon, and sweet peppers evenly. I hope you’re as excited as I am. Remove from heat and whisk until smooth. This sounds amazing! Adult: Cook macaroni according to package. Walmart sells microwavable mac & cheese cups by Veggiecraft that are made with cauliflower and sweet potato and are packed with protein. Drain and let cool slightly. You can cook your sweet potatoes in the oven, but I prefer to microwave mine for a quicker cook time! Turn the sauce/pasta into an 8x8 baking dish and top with panko and remaining grated cheese. Adult: Add sweet potatoes to boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Prepare pasta according to package directions (but keep al dente). I stick them in the microwave for 5-7 minutes, and then let them cool. There are a few tricks to cooking magical homemade mac & cheese. Kale chips are done when they are predominately … For more personalized sports nutrition advice, apply to work with me. Yummy! Wash and dry the sweet potato. Place the potato on a baking sheet and bake for 35- 40 minutes. It’s not exactly a hidden veggie situation, because you can totally taste the sweet potato in the sauce, but if your little ones like sweet potato it’s a nice and simple one bowl meal to serve them. Cooking Note: The cheese sauce will seem runny/soupy but it thickens up in the oven. I ate this before running a lovely 20 mile run while training for the Free Press Marathon. With the extra carbohydrates, you’re setting up those glycogen stores and muscles for prolonged activity. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Mac 'n' Cheese. Add to a casserole dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.