Color-Coordinated Sweet Potato Recipe

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Color-Coordinated Sweet Potato Recipe
Color-Coordinated Sweet Potato
Georgia Glynn Smith

Color-Coordinated Sweet Potato

Why don’t we eat more sweet potatoes? They’re yummy, with a natural sweetness and great color. Treat them exactly as you would normal potatoes, though they cook a little quicker and they have a better GI rating. With these baked potatoes, all you need is a salad.

4
Servings
242
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: Feel free to substitute shrimp, canned crab, or canned salmon for the tuna for a change, and the mixture also works well with shredded, cooked turkey or chicken.

Ingredients

  • Four 6 ½-ounce sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chile sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced finely
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • One 3-ounce can chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the sweet potatoes on a rack set over a baking sheet, and cook until tender when pierced with a knife, about 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and leave so the flavors can develop while the potatoes are cooking. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Remove the potatoes from the oven, cut a deep cross in each, and pry open. Spoon ¼ of the mixture into each one.

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1.4%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Protein
20g
41%
Carbs
39g
13%
Vitamin A
992µg
100%
Vitamin B12
2µg
35%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
33.1%
Vitamin C
37mg
62%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
26µg
33%
Calcium
90mg
9%
Fiber
7g
26%
Folate (food)
50µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
69mg
17%
Monounsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
48%
Phosphorus
232mg
33%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
798mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.6%
Sodium
844mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.6%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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