Climber-Friendly Recipes: Sweet Potato Avocado Burritos

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Packed with easy-to-digest carbs, these delicious, camp-stove-friendly burritos are the perfect crag lunch or pre-workout meal. Slice them into fourths or sixths to refuel throughout your climbing day without feeling stuffed and heavy for redpointing. Add eggs for a delicious  breakfast burrito. Add tofu or grilled chicken for a delicious protein-rich recovery meal. The options are endless.


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 4 10-inch whole wheat tortillas
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ teaspoon chile powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: Top with plain Greek yogurt for extra protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Toss sweet potato cubes with 1/2 tablespoon oil, chile powder, and salt to taste.
  3. On a baking sheet, spread cubes in a single layer, and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. (Note: If cooking on on a camp stove, sauté sweet potato in oil instead.)
  4. While the sweet potato bakes, sauté onion in remaining oil, and warm black beans.
  5. Assemble burritos each with a quarter of the roasted sweet potatoes, diced avocado, black beans, red onion, and spinach. Drizzle with lime juice and serve with optional Greek yogurt. 

Nutrition (Per burrito):

Energy: 415 cal • Fat: 14.5g • Carbs: 60g • Protein: 12g • Fiber: 13.5g • Sodium: 500mg