Stove Top Sweet Potatoes

Source: Patti LaBelle
Servings: 4
Ingredients:

1 tablespoon margarineStove Top Sweet Potatoes
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons brown sugar replacement, like Brown Sugar Twin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Melt the margarine in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sweet potatoes, cover, and cook stirring occasionally, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Directions:

Stir in the brown sugar replacement, salt, pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. Cook 2 minutes more. Serve warm.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with health-boosting beta-carotene. To get the most beta for your buck, shop for sweet potatoes with rich orange flesh. The darker the flesh, the more beta-carotene you’ll get. Also, have a little fat with your meal to help your body absorb this fat-soluble nutrient. The small amount of margarine in this recipe is just the right amount.

Per Serving: 200 calories, 3 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g dietary fiber, 340 mg sodium

Diet Exchanges: 1 fat, 2 starches, or 2 1/2 carbohydrate choices.

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