Broccoli Stuffed Sweet Potato

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 sweet potato

Ingredients

This Recipe Serves 4Ingredients

4 medium sweet potatoes

3 cups broccoli florets

4 tsp trans-fat-free margarine

4 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted

Instructions

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

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