Food Factor: Maple Sweet Potatoes
After the holidays and the traditional sweet potato casseroles and pies, I’m ready for a lighter, faster take on this Southern staple.
This recipe for maple sweet potatoes gives you all the health benefits in a fraction of the time. Some nights I make this my main dish! I love the combination of tangy citrus and maple syrup sweetness. If you want a little extra crunch or protein, add some roasted, chopped pecans.
Maple Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons plain, nonfat yogurt
3/4 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon orange juice
Wash two medium-size sweet potatoes and prick with a fork.
Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until they're soft. Cut in half and scoop potato flesh into a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Mash sweet potato.
Add yogurt, maple syrup, and orange juice. Microwave for 1-2 minutes.
You can serve this as a stuffed potato (be sure to save those skins when scooping out the cooked sweet potato!) or in a small, decorative dish.