Nutritionist Jessica Sepel shares the ‘lazy lockdown’ stuffed potato recipe she loves making

A nutritionist has shared her favourite ‘lazy lockdown’ dinner, and she said it’s perfect for when you ‘can’t be bothered to cook’.

Jessica Sepel, from Sydney, is a big fan of making stuffed sweet potatoes with cottage cheese, avocado and chives while stuck in the New South Wales coronavirus lockdown, as she said it’s extremely easy and requires just 10 minutes to prepare.

‘To be honest, I’m over cooking,’ Jessica posted on Instagram. 

A nutritionist has shared her favourite ‘lazy lockdown’ dinner, and she said it’s perfect for when you ‘can’t be bothered to cook’ (Jessica Sepel pictured)

Jessica Sepel, from Sydney, is a big fan of making stuffed sweet potatoes with cottage cheese, avocado and chives (pictured) while stuck in the New South Wales coronavirus lockdown

Jessica Sepel, from Sydney, is a big fan of making stuffed sweet potatoes with cottage cheese, avocado and chives (pictured) while stuck in the New South Wales coronavirus lockdown 

‘And I’m sure the mums out there are even more over it. So I’ve been craving very simple, but still wholesome meals. Ten minutes of prep time is all I’ll commit to.’

She added: ‘These potatoes are no effort, so quick and so delicious.’

To make the stuffed sweet potatoes, you’ll need two sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, cottage cheese, sliced avocado, rocket leaves, chopped chives, chilli flakes and garlic dip.

You’ll also need around 40 minutes all up, although the potatoes only need to be prepared for 10 minutes.

How to make Jessica Sepel’s ‘lazy lockdown dinner’ 

INGREDIENTS

Two sweet potatoes

Extra Virgin olive oil

Jessica shared the recipe for her stuffed sweet potatoes (pictured) on Instagram

Jessica shared the recipe for her stuffed sweet potatoes (pictured) on Instagram

Salt and pepper

Several tablespoons of cottage cheese

Half an avocado, sliced

Chopped chives

Rocket leaves 

Chilli flakes

Spoonful of garlic dip

METHOD 

1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and put two sweet potatoes on it. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Cover the potatoes in olive oil, put fork stabs in them and cook for 20-30 minutes.

3. Remove the potatoes from the oven, slice in half and add some extra olive oil, before re-baking for 10 minutes to make them crispy.

4. Once you’ve removed the potatoes from the oven, stuff them with big spoonfuls of cottage cheese, sliced avocado, rocket leaves, chilli flakes, garlic dip and your chopped chives.

5. Serve with a side salad.

Source: Jessica Sepel 

Jessica (pictured) said she has felt as if she is 'over cooking' while stuck in lockdown, and so likes to make wholesome but easy dinners that are fuss-free

Jessica (pictured) said she has felt as if she is 'over cooking' while stuck in lockdown, and so likes to make wholesome but easy dinners that are fuss-free

Jessica (pictured) said she has felt as if she is ‘over cooking’ while stuck in lockdown, and so likes to make wholesome but easy dinners that are fuss-free 

‘Line a baking tray with paper and pop two sweet potatoes on top of it,’ Jessica said.

‘Cover them in olive oil and sea salt, put fork stabs in them and cook for 20-30 minutes.’ 

Once this time has elapsed, remove the potatoes from the oven, slice them in half and re-bake them for another 10 minutes until they are ‘cooked and crispy’.

At this stage, Jessica recommends adding a ‘little more olive oil’ to make the stuffed potatoes extra tasty.  

Once the potatoes have been removed from the oven, you should stuff them with big tablespoons full of cottage cheese, slices of avocado, garlic dip, rocket leaves, chopped chives and some chilli flakes. 

Serve with a side salad of your choice. 

This isn't the first 'lazy dinner' recipe Jessica has shared, with the nutritionist previously sharing how she also likes to make a 'game-changing' Napoletana pasta (pictured)

This isn’t the first ‘lazy dinner’ recipe Jessica has shared, with the nutritionist previously sharing how she also likes to make a ‘game-changing’ Napoletana pasta (pictured)

Hundreds who saw Jessica’s simple recipe were impressed and said they have been looking for simple meals that don’t require much effort in lockdown, but are still healthy.

‘Yum! So filling, so healthy! Loving sweet potatoes with my eggs in the morning too, instead of toast,’ one commenter posted.

‘Thank you so much for being honest about being over cooking! I have always been so time poor but want to keep eating healthy meals. The struggle is real,’ another added.

A third wrote: ‘This looks mouth-wateringly good’.

You'll also need around half an hour to spare to put the dish together, with some of the ingredients requiring baking (pictured)

You’ll also need around half an hour to spare to put the dish together, with some of the ingredients requiring baking (pictured)

This isn’t the first ‘lazy dinner’ recipe Jessica has shared, with the nutritionist previously sharing how she also likes to make a ‘game-changing’ Napoletana pasta. 

To try the dish for yourself, you’ll need to get your hands on the likes of red peppers, baby tomatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, coconut cream, salt, pepper and the pasta of your choice. 

You’ll also need around half an hour to spare to put the dish together.

‘On a lined baking tray, add the sliced red peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and thyme,’ Jessica said.

Once this is done, season the ingredients with olive oil and balsamic vinegar if you have any to hand.

Bake the mix in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius, before you add it to a blender or food processor, add in coconut cream and blend.

Finally, pair the blended mixture with your boiled pasta of choice and drizzle with Parmesan and chopped basil. 



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