Sweet potatoes are a healthy carbohydrate full of fiber and vitamin A. They can make a great, quick side dish! You could also stuff this sweet potato with spinach and pine nuts.
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 1 sweet potato
This Recipe Serves 4Ingredients
4 medium sweet potatoes
3 cups broccoli florets
4 tsp trans-fat-free margarine
4 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
Pierce each sweet potato with a fork in a few spots. Arrange the potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave until soft, about 12 minutes.
Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil. (If you don’t have a steamer, you can simply put the broccoli directly into 1 inch of boiling water.)
Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce the heat to medium and let it cook for 6 minutes.Using a knife, slit each sweet potato in half and pinch the sides to open it up.
. Fill each sweet potato with 1 tsp margarine, 2/3 cup broccoli, and 1 Tbsp toasted almonds.
MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.
Exchanges/Choices: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 1 Fat
Credit: recipe from http://www.diabetes.org