Sweet Potato Egg Boats

Hi Friends!

First things first! The Lean Green Bean got a facelift!

Out with the old…

In with the new…


If you’re reading in a reader right now, be sure to click over to my homepage, check out the new look and let me know what you think! I’m completely and totally in love with it. I’ve been thinking about doing a redesign for a while now and finally took the plunge. I worked with Rita at Blog Genie who is nothing short of AMAZING. Seriously…if you’ve been thinking about redesigning your blog, getting a new header, switching from blogger to wordpress…pretty much anything blog related, I would HIGHLY recommend her. She has the patience of a saint. I had NO IDEA what I wanted my new header to look like and we went through about 10 drafts that were all drastically different before I was happy. She never complained, always answered my emails promptly and with smiley faces to boot :)

The only thing that isn’t done yet is drop down menus, which i’ll be working on for the new few days! So stay tuned for that :)

SO, just in case that wasn’t enough excitement for you for one day, I’ve got an amazing recipe to share with you also!

I’ve been on spring break this week, which means hubby and I have gotten to eat lunch together a few times! On Monday, I did a little sweet potato experiment that turned out WONDERFULLY!

Let’s take a look shall we?

What is that, you may ask?

Deliciousness in a sweet potato shell.

Sweet Potato Egg Boats

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Keywords: bake microwave entree breakfast healthy vegetarian low-sodium black beans avocado feta sweet potato


Ingredients (4 boats)

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 c feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 c salsa
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 an avocado, diced
  • shredded mexican cheese for sprinkling


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Poke the sweet potatoes with a fork and microwave 4 to 5 minutes, flipping once.
3. Slice in half length-wise and let cool slightly.
4. Scoop out the middle of each sweet potato boat and set aside.
5. Add 2 Tbsp black beans, 1 Tbsp feta and 1 Tbsp salsa to each boat.
6. Place the boats on a baking sheet.
7. Carefully crack an egg on top of each boat.
8. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on how well done you want your egg.
9. Top with a sprinkle of cheese, tomato and avocado.
10. Serve over the sweet potato innards that were scooped out and the remaning black beans.

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If your egg spills over the side, don’t worry. It happens to the best of us!

Enjoy :)

Happy Thursday!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. love the new look!! and your sweet potato egg boats are a fantastic idea! can’t wait to try them out. :)
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..WIAW {What I Ate Wednesday} #26: Enjoying The First Day Of Spring

  2. I just ran this recipe by my 17 year old and he wants me to make it tomorrow night. So I will. And I don’t care how it looks.

  3. i’m loving the new blog look!!

    those potatoes look SO good. i tried sweet potatoes recently and wasn’t a big fan (too sweet for my liking, despite my love of sweet potato chips!) so maybe i will try making these with regular potatoes!
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  4. I love your new look! Beautiful! And I never quite figured out how to switch from Blogger to WordPress..
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  5. Love the new header and new look!

  6. The new page looks great!! And so does that recipe … it’s a healthy one that I think I would like haha! 😉
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..The night a 15-minute dinner took an hour.

  7. Love the new look!!
    Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb recently posted..Rev3 Run Across America

  8. I already had sweet potatoes and eggs on plan for dinner tonight…now I will just have to do them your way! Yummm!

    And LOVE the new look!

  9. The new look is awesome! Way to go, girl!

    I love sweet potatoes, and will definitely be giving this dish a try soon!

  10. Sweet potatoes AND eggs? Winning!
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  11. WOW Love eggs, love sweet tatas, I’m hooked! Gonna try these this weekend. Also I like the new design, the carryover of the colors is nice.
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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE the face lift. And i love the recipe linz. youre making good things over here at leangreenbean!

  13. LOVE the new look!!

    And also, these egg boats are a stroke of genius. What a great combo! Yum!
    Jess recently posted..The #PROOF is in the SWEAT

  14. I LOVE the new look! It’s so professional! :)

    And these boats… one day I want to invite myself for dinner at your house.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..A Cure + WIAW

  15. Those look gorgeous. I’m not really an egg fan, but my hubby is and would love those
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted..Leg Workout on Wok Wednesday

  16. The new blog looks great and so does the recipe! How exciting! I really, really need a redesign!
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  17. I know I told you yesterday, but I LOVE YOUR NEW PAGE! It looks awesome and you always come up with the most fun and delicious looking recipes!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Busy Bee

  18. Looks awesome….new blog and the recipe 😉 haha
    char eats greens recently posted..defied all odds

  19. Ahh I love the new look! It’s so fresh and clean looking! :)

    Also this recipe looks awesome! Definitely bookmarking this to try.
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..WIAW #30

  20. Your blog looks fantastic, Lindsay! I was so excited when I finally gave my blog a facelift. I LOVE your new header! I think it’s more on point about what your blog is all about :) Hooray! Have an awesome day! P.S. These sweet potatoes look and sound so amazing!
    Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday [But Really Ate Tuesday] – #9

  21. Loving the new design, looks great!!
    Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air recently posted..Springtime and blog happenings

  22. Love the new look! Very professional!

    Those potatoes are calling my name! And yes, I’ll answer!
    Farrah recently posted..Happy Snacking

  23. Love the new look!! …and these egg boats are genius! My brain is thinking of all the crazy possibilities!

  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look :) And those sweet potato boats look heavenly :)
    Madeline@Food,Fitness,Family recently posted..From A to Z

  25. LOVE the new layout!!! And this recipe is such a great idea, YUM!
    Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile recently posted..WIAW-Scattered

  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new design! It’s so clean and pretty!
    Parita @ myinnershakti recently posted..Everything But the What

  27. Love the new look! It’s so clean and sophisticated!

  28. I love the new look!! So colorful and streamlined!! Well done!
    Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently posted..thursday’s theme and afternoon delight

  29. OMG, I love sweet potatoes and eggs, and this looks an amazing combination of the two. I cannot wait to try this!

  30. Loving the new look!!! And seriously, that looks so delicious :). Never would have thought of putting eggs and sweet potatoes together. I love getting new ideas!
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Overhead Squats, Fro-Yo, and Sushi

  31. I LOVE the new look!! So cute! I just might have to get in contact with Rita because I’ve been wanting a blog makeover for quite some time. And of course, your sweet potato boats look fantastic! :)
    Stefanie @TheNewHealthy recently posted..Apple Cinnamon Swirl Pie {with chickpea flour}

  32. LOVE the new look!! I may have to contact her 😉 And those look soooo good! must try!
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  33. Love the new look – great header!! =)

  34. I LOVE your new design – it looks fantastic!!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe too – I can’t wait to try it, it looks so good! :)
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  35. It was my pleasure, and I do smile a lot, what can I say, just a happy gal 😉 Glad you love it, so much fun to work with you!
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  36. Love the new look! These look delicious too – I’ve never combined eggs and sweet potatoes!
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Strawberry and Almond Cream Crepes

  37. I looooove this idea–clearly sweet potatoes and I are good friends. And I love the idea of pairing them with salsa and black beans! Such a great flavor combo.

    And the new header is rockin’, lady!!
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray recently posted..Sweet Potato Fries — St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop

  38. the blog looks great, lindsay!!! rita did an amazing job. :)

    and yum on the sweet potato boats!! that definitely looks like a lunch i’d enjoy.
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..vegetable chips

  39. Love the new look, it looks great.

    I’m saving my pennies so I can get a new look too!
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  40. LOVING the new look of your site! And those sweet potato boats? Holy deliciousness, Batman!
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  41. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! says:

    LOVE the new site!
    I have been wanting to do an overhaul but just havent had time to figure out what I want! Love it though :)
    Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! recently posted..Running In Place & My Weekday Breakfast Montage

  42. I love the new design!! It’s uber cute.
    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio recently posted..St. Patrick’s Day in West Virginia

  43. Love the new look! And who doesn’t love loaded potato skins?! Nice twist on a classic.
    Christine @ oatmeal bowl recently posted..Pasta with Lemon Sauce, Asparagus, and Sweet Peas

  44. I like to do something similar with delicata squash – this looks great and your pictures are lovely.
    Elle recently posted..Beautiful Spring Colors Inspired These Cookies…

  45. The new look is awesome!! Love it. So fresh :)
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted..Post Baby Body: 6 Months Postpartum

  46. The page looks awesome! And I love this idea with the sweet potato boats–I’m always looking for new ways to eat sweet potatoes!
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..WIAW: Big Mystery

  47. I saw all of your instagram pics and wondered what this was! It looks soo good! All of my favorites are included in this recipe.

    Love the new website look, too!

  48. Amy McKee says:

    ummmm WOW i cant wait to make these…great quick supper during the week or for bfast too:)

  49. SO FUN! Sweet potato and black bean is one of my favorite combos – love the addition of egg!

  50. I want to eat this now, forever and always.
    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes recently posted..Of Jeans And Gender

  51. Drool
    Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat recently posted..Simple Sweet Potato Hash

  52. I love the new look!! The salad on the right is cut off but I’m on my netbook and maybe it’s just the small screen
    Melanie recently posted..I must be CRAZY

  53. Love the new site! And the recipe 😉
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Berry Veggie And Naked Juice Giveaway

  54. YES!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new design! It looks beautiful!! So clean !!!

    That recipe looks fantastic…pinning now to save for a later date =) xoxo
    Michele @ nycrunningmama recently posted..If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans

  55. Looks LOVELY!!!! [As do your sweet potatoes…they remind me of when I baked eggs in squash. :)]
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Cook-Off Chili Co-Post

  56. That looks similar to something I made recently, but I love your addition of egg.
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted..Granola that’s Kinda Nutty (to power through business trips that are also kinda nutty)

  57. I love the new header/layout girlie!! So clean and pretty!
    Kalee recently posted..My ABC’s from 23 to Creepy Crawlies and a New Sports Bra!

  58. Ooh, love your new look here! Beautiful!

    And those sweet tater boats…I’m drooling.
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  59. Um….. this looks delicious! I want ot make it now, but only have egg substitute in cartons. Hmm…… Love the new look too! Fun stuff!
    STUFT Mama recently posted..Just in Case

  60. Love the new look!
    Charise recently posted..Buffalo Chicken Burgers/Bites (and the electrical storm from hell)

  61. Thanks for this Lindsay!! Totally just sent the recipe to my mom, gonna try to make it with her soon!
    Caitlin recently posted..How I Spent My 23rd Birthday!

  62. Loving the new look! I really like the font and the colors! :) Have one of those boats set sail my way! lol.
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..good things

  63. hahaha they look lovely and delicious
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