Healthy Holiday Tips (continued)

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Serving Size: 1/5 recipe
Makes: 5 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
3 large sweet potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon margarine

Directions:
1. Wash and dry sweet potatoes and pierce all sides with a fork. Microwave on high for approximately 15 minutes or until soft (or roast potatoes in oven at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes).
2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the meat out into a medium mixing bowl. Discard skins.
3. Mash the potato pulp with a potato masher or fork until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Nutritional Information: 135 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 37 mg Sodium, 26g Total Carbohydrates, 3g Dietary Fiber, 12g Sugars, 2g Protein

Copyright © American Diabetes Association from Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book, please call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at http://store.diabetes.org/.

Read Lara's bio here.

Read more of Lara Rondinelli's columns.

NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.

PREVIOUS: Eat smart, not less

Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.

Sign up for FREE dLife Newsletters

dLife Membership is FREE! Get exclusive access, free recipes, newsletters, savings, and much more! FPO

Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
Congratulations!
You are subscribed!
132 Views 0 comments
by Brenda Bell
What's the first thing you do, after opening a new vial of test strips? Run a control test, right? (Well, that's what you're supposed to do, even though it "wastes" one or more of that precious commodity.) Every vial of test strips has a reference range for one or more control solutions. (If there's more than one range, our vials of control solution usually tell us to look for the "normal" or "low" range.) What...