Quick and Healthy Lunch


  • 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed clean
  • 1/4 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped vegetables or precooked meat of your choice.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Margarine or butter


  1. Poke several holes in the sweet potato with a fork or knife.
  2. Cook the potato in the microwave for 6 -7 minutes on high, until done.
  3. In a small skillet or saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook your chosen toppings with lid on for about 3 minutes, then remove lid and cook until vegetables are softened and slightly browned.
  4. Split open the sweet potato and top with veggie/meat mixture, salt, pepper and butter to taste.

About Sarah Polan

Sarah Polan entered New River Community College in the summer of 2008 at age 16 after being homeschooled her entire life. She had already been a member of the Roanoke Times "Edge" staff for two years at that point. Sarah came to New River with the dream of rebuilding the long forgotten school newspaper and with the help and encouragement of Janet Hanks and the IT staff, the online Knight Rider was born. Sarah has served as editor and contributing writer for three semesters and continues to coordinate and produce the e-paper biweekly. She also edits an on-line national publication for the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Venturing division and will be contributing an article to the nationally published Scouting magazine blog. She has also provided a student blog post to the student organization VA21. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling in search of her dream college which she will transfer to next year.
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