Maple Sweet Potatoes

Nov 4 2015

These sweet potatoes are creamy, sweet, and delicious!

Recipe adapted from FruitsAndVeggiesMoreMatters.org

Serves 2 

Dietitian's Tip: 

These scrumptious sweet potatoes are bursting with vitamins A and C, fiber, manganese, and potassium. Serve alongside your favorite main dish with a glass of milk to make a well-rounded meal. 

Ingredients: 

• 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
• 2 Tbsp yogurt, plain, non-fat
• 3/4 Tbsp Maple syrup
• 1 Tbsp orange juice

Preparation: 

1. Prick potato skins with a fork.
2. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes until soft and easily pierced with a knife. Let cool about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh into a microwave-safe bowl, being careful to keep the skins intact and leaving a thin layer of flesh attached to the skins so the shells will be sturdy. Arrange the potato shells, hollow-side up, on a plate.
4. Mash the potato and stir in yogurt, maple syrup and orange juice. Microwave for 1-2 minutes.
5. Spoon potato mixture into skins and serve.

Notes:
• No maple syrup? Try using honey or sugar. 

Nutrition Information: 

Serving size = one mashed sweet potato. Per serving: 150 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 35 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 4 g fiber, 80 mg sodium, 491 mg potassium, 36 mg magnesium, 75 mg calcium