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Who says budget-friendly means boring? This sesame orange sweet potato bowl is possibly the best easy meal idea you've stumbled upon. Tender, roasted sweet potato is coated with a sticky-sweet orange sauce and paired with steamed broccoli. If you're looking for a little more substance in you meal, you can easily pair it with grains, greens, or any other vegetable you're craving.

Sesame Orange Sweet Potato [Vegan]

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  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 15 ounces frozen or fresh broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons orange sauce (try the orange sauce recipe here)
  • Sesame seeds, for topping


  1. Chop sweet potato into cubes, mix with 2 teaspoons oil and a dash of salt. Bake at 400°F for 38 minutes.
  2. During the last 15 minutes of baking steam or boil broccoli.
  3. Add the frozen broccoli in a skillet with 1/3 cup of water. Cover with the lid when it boils and lower the temperature, allowing it to steam. After 10-15 minutes turn heat off, but leave the lid on.
  4. Removed sweet potatoes from oven after 38 minutes and let cool for a couple minutes. Put sweet potato in a mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons orange sauce and mix well.
  5. Put broccoli in a bowl, put orange sweet potatoes on top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 413 | Total Carbs: 72 g | Total Fat: 11 g | Total Protein: 14 g | Total Sodium: 347 g | Total Sugar: 29 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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