Color-Coordinated Sweet Potato Recipe

Color-Coordinated Sweet Potato Recipe
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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
54
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
3g
3%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
54mg
8%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
143mg
10%
Water
43g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.