Low Fat Sweet Potato Recipes

low fat sweet potato recipesEnjoy these low fat sweet potato recipes!

Did you know that sweet potatoes are a Native American plant? They’re one of the most nutritious vegetables, packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C.
 

Chili Sweet Potato Batons

Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 50 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

 Ingredients:

3 cups cubed yams (or sweet potatoes)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and finely chopped, stems discarded
Nonstick cooking spray
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

 Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine yams, oil, and rosemary in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
3. Place yams on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender.
4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

 Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 163  Fat: 4 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 82 mg

Carbohydrate: 31 g  Fiber: 5 g  Sugar: 1 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Rosemary Roasted Low Fat Sweet Potato Recipe

low fat sweet potato recipes

 

Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 50 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Ingredients:
3 cups cubed sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and finely chopped, stems discarded
Nonstick cooking spray
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine sweet potatoes, oil, and rosemary in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
3. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender.
4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 163  Fat: 4 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 82 mg
Carbohydrate: 31 g  Fiber: 5 g  Sugar: 1 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Sweet Potato Bites

low fat sweet potato recipes

Total Time: 30 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 20 min.
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 dash sea salt
1 dash ground black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine sweet potatoes and oil in a medium bowl; mix well.
3. Season with salt and pepper; mix well.
4. Layer sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lightly coated with spray.
5. Bake for 10 minutes; turn and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender-crisp.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 172  Fat: 7 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 214 mg

Carbohydrate: 26 g  Fiber: 4 g  Sugar: 5 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Steamed Sweet Potato with Scrambled Egg Whites

low fat sweet potato recipes
Total Time: 16 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 11 min.
Yield: 1 serving

 

Ingredients:

Water
½ large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 tsp. olive oil
1 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves removed and chopped, stem discarded

Preparation:
1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Place sweet potato in top of steamer; steam for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fork-tender. Set aside.
2. Combine egg whites and egg in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
4. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until set.
5. Place eggs and sweet potato on a serving plate. Sprinkle sweet potato with rosemary; serve immediately.

Tip: Sweet potato can also be cooked in a microwave. Pierce clean sweet potato 4 to 5 times with a fork. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Peel and cut into pieces.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 238 Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 186 mg Sodium: 326 mg
Carbohydrate: 15 g Fiber: 2 g Sugar: 4 g Protein: 22 g

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