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/.

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Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

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