Fight That Scale With Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!

I am on a mission: my husband has been issued guidelines for a very strict diet that targets very specific weight loss goals. I am now counting every ingredient that could possibly be counted, including lentils in a bowl of soup (if you are curious about my Super Soup, click here), and keeping a Food Log, to be presented to the doctors (in plural!) at the end of the month.

Garfield on scale

That’s a pretty accurate image of my husband at the doctors’ office. Luckily, I have come across a great recipe that totally fills the bill and cleverly combines all my husband’s favorite ingredients. I found it on a lovely and very creative food blog https://serendipityblog.net/2019/08/12/chicken-pesto-stuffed-sweet-potatoes. Don’t let the chicken in its title mislead you; the recipe is wonderfully versatile and could easily be made vegan or vegetarian by using meat substitute of your choice or extra firm tofu. At the end of Serendipity’s post, you find yet another link, this one to https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/chicken-pesto-stuffed-sweet-potatoes-paleo-whole30. It has a printable recipe and step-by-step photos.

To inspire my husband not to skip his prescribed 30-minute-a-day walk, I have scrolled through what Youtube labels “walking fitness music” and  – lo and behold! – discovered an entire line up of his favorite songs at the time when he was a slender college student. He really was – I have photos to prove it! Not that his weight or his corpulence matter to me; what truly matters is his health, of course.

weight loss

Inspired by Abba, Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, as well as some great foodie bloggers out there, my husband will, with G-d’s help, eventually scale down to weight and shape satisfactory to his doctors!

 

 

 

53 Comments Add yours

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    I enjoy sweet potatoes and think they’re vastly under-used. The picture looks delicious. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s not my picture, although I actually just made it. I don’t even have any other potatoes, but sweet ones; they are so much less hypoglycemic. Thank you for stopping by, dear friend.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. A_Boleyn says:

        I’ve tried several different sweet potato recipes over the last 4-5 yrs and always been happy with the result.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. So have I; the most versatile vegetable ever.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. GP Cox says:

    I am always fighting that scale!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I can only wish you good luck and pray for you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. GP Cox says:

        haha, it doesn’t work – I tried that too!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. As long as you are in good health, dear friend; that’s what counts.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Most of us end up in this condition, wondering how the pounds crept on and how to get them off. Best of luck to him!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi! It’s not the weight that got me worried, it’s the team of doctors who have thrown me into panic for his health.

      Like

  4. David Yochim says:

    My blog https://davidsway.blog is dedicated to helping others in achieving a healthy level of body fat and maintaining it. We do not charge anything for any thing on my blog, but we are working on compiling articles together for ebooks to be sold in the future. My co-author and I have personally authored over 500 nutrition, health and fitness articles and we have an abundance of healthy recipes to be tried by our readers.

    My blog is a labor of love to help others. Again, we are 100% free to all and there is nothing for anyone to lose but maybe a little time reading our articles.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much for reaching out to me, David, I will read your articles more carefully in the future and I hope they help.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. David Yochim says:

        We created categories to make it easier to navigate topics, plus we have a search bar in order for you to enter key words to search out anything from our 500+ articles.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thank you, David. Your blog is so well organized; it provides a wealth of information.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. David Yochim says:

        Thank you kindly. We work hard to help others.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. David Yochim says:

        Our Calorie Counter Pro will let you know how many calories per day you need to meet your or your husbands weight loss goals.

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Yes, I saw that, thank you. It is very helpful.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. spearfruit says:

    Great job Dolly. Good that you’re on top of this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Gary. You met my husband – you know what I am talking about! But it took a team of doctors to make him see it.

      Like

  6. Tali says:

    Lots of luck! Hopefully your husband is as committed as you are.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, dear Tali! So far, so good…

      Liked by 1 person

  7. That looks like a lot of hard work. I wish you both success

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so very much, Derrick. It is a challenge for me, as I was given a list of ingredients, weights and measurements that I have to follow. However, I love challenges; they inspire me.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. I like sweet potatoes as an ingredient in salad or in any dish. Thanks for your post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Rozina.

      Like

  9. Weight loss is a real challenge. Any help at all is welcome. By the way, I’ve been an Abba fan for decades. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We’ve loved Abba since teenage years. Thank you, dear Anna!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. A wonderful idea and recipe. Best luck to your husband. I am myself “on that trip”, since three weeks. The recipe is very welcome. Thank you and have a nice week. Michael

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Michael. For my husband it’s rather more than a trip; he is pre-diabetic, and I am very concerned for his health. I’ll convey your good luck wishes to him. Good luck to you as well, dear friend. Have a wonderful week!

      Like

  11. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    IF THIS HELPS HER HUBBY…MAYBE IT CAN HELP MY WIFE’S HUSBAND! :0)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for reblogging, Jonathan. I am just doing my best with the list I was given by his doctors, because they (the drs) scared me.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. It is good…to be scared! I am about my diabetes–FINALLY! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      2. They said PRE-diabetic, so I am trying not to let it go into full diabetes.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. For a while they ignored “prediabetes” but I had it from High School…when it was discovered.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. I hope you are taking good care of yourself, dear friend!

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Trying harder than I did.

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Best of luck and many blessings!

        Liked by 1 person

  12. You’ve inspired my yamming!❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. LOL I so appreciate your comment and your sense of humor!

      Like

      1. Sharing new recipe ideas is nutriciously rewarding. Many thanks to you for all of your shares!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. My pleasure, darling, and I thank you for your interest and your lovely comments!

        Like

  13. msw blog says:

    I have never thought about stuffing a sweet potato what a delicious idea. I also love your support for your husband, it reminds me of a question I raised to my readers in a post titled “Pleasantly Plump you and your readers may enjoy it
    https://reallifeofanmsw.com/2018/03/21/pleasantly-plump/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and a link to your excellent article. I left a comment there, and will definitely reblog it with the next dietetic recipe I post.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. cbholganza says:

    haha! you are both funny and inspiring! i’m learning. and am now ready to make my nth attempt to lose weight. i’m rallying my good calories now, getting them ready for this new assault. with your inspiring fight plan, i think things will change. wish me luck!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Wish you the best of luck, darling! Thank you for your interest and your lovely comment. Sending blessings your way!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. My absolute favorite veggie. I’ll have to remember to stuff them the next time. Usually I just sprinkle cinnamon on with a little melted butter.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, I stuff them all the time, with anything I have on hand. Thank you for your comment, dear da-Al!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I have used broken up onion rings which is pretty tasty but will definitely branch out the next time! Thanks again.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. My pleasure, dear friend!

        Liked by 1 person

  16. Leif Price says:

    I have stuffed them with the greens I can find in the fridge. Good luck with your weight loss journey.

    Like

    1. Great idea – the more greens, the better! Thank you so much, Leif.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s