Easy Healthy Recipe for Maple Sweet Potatoes
If you’ve already stressed about preparing Thanksgiving dinner, we can help. Here is a simple recipe for a sweet potato side dish that can mean less time in the kitchen and more time to celebrate with family and be thankful for what has gone well this year. This easy healthy recipe also is easy on the pocketbook.
Sweet potatoes are a welcome part of the traditional holiday fare. Yet they are too often laden with gooey marshmallows, fat, and calories. Naturally sweet and filled with nutrients, why spoil a good thing with all the extra calories, sugar, and fat? Instead consider this recipe that satisfies your taste buds while you slim down.
Check out this easy healthy recipe for Maple Sweet Potatoes:
Maple Sweet Potatoes
Makes 4 Servings
4 Sweet potatoes
4 Tablespoons of yogurt, non-fat
2 Tablespoons of maple syrup
2 Tablespoons of orange juice
Wash and prick potatoes. Then microwave for 3 – 4 minutes until soft and easily pierced with a knife.
Scoop out the pulp in a medium bowl. Mash the pulp and stir in the yogurt, maple syrup, and orange juice. Transfer to a microwave safe serving bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes to heat through. Then serve.
This recipe comes from the USDA SNAP Education recipe collection.
My client Penny wanted to get ready for Thanksgiving without gaining weight. She knows her husband will be making his special cookies. She’s decided ahead of time what she’ll do to avoid going overboard with the cookies so she can keep her weight loss goals on track.
What’s your plan? If you still need a game plan for enjoying Thanksgiving this year without weight gain, check out my Thanksgiving video blog. Get my 5 favorite tips for making the most of this Thanksgiving without feeling stuffed.
Want more delicious and inexpensive recipes? Check out the recipes at the SNAP Education connection.
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Yours in joy and health,
Kay Loughrey, RD, LDN
The Sweet Life Nutritionist and Behavioral Coach