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Sweet potato and sardine-stuffed avocados

Get your daily dose of complex carbs and healthy fats all at once with these nutritious sweet potato and sardine-stuffed avocados. For a more budget-friendly option, swap the sardines with tinned pilchards.


1 sweet potato, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp garlic powder
4 tsp lime juice
3 avocados, halved and pitted
1 tin sardines, deboned and flaked
12 baby tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp sunflower seeds, toasted
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted
½ wheel feta, crumbled
  cup coriander

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
2. Spread the sweet potato out on a roasting tray and toss with the olive oil, cumin, garlic powder and half of the lime juice.
3. Bake for 25–30 minutes, until soft.
4. Brush the avos with some of the lime juice and fill with sweet potato, flaked sardines and baby tomatoes.
5. Sprinkle with the seeds, feta, leftover lime juice and coriander.

Recipe & styling: Kate Turner
Photography: Jotham van Tonder //

Sweet potato rösti with yoghurt and creamy tuna is another great healthy combo if you’re looking for a snack that will keep you going throughout the day.

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