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SANDRALEEBOONE SparkPoints: (2,298)
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1/8/13 3:02 P

i like eating the jackets because of the nutrients in them and i put a little real butter, brown sugar and pecans on the sweet potato so good and good for you

REULE000 SparkPoints: (2,292)
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1/8/13 12:25 P

I'm trying that tonight, thanks...

PAMBARR Posts: 32
1/6/13 2:14 P

Someone blogged that the sugar-free caramel ice cream topping was good on baked sweet potatoes. I tried it and WOW! Just a teaspoon and it's like having a slice of pie. What a treat. Thanks. This sounds good...see post below. I think I will try it out.



PAMBARR Posts: 32
1/6/13 2:13 P

This shoulda really good. I think I will try it,

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,162
8/24/12 12:06 P

I just tried this in June when we started grilling outside very often. I took a medium sweet potato, peeled it and chunked it up, quartered 2 apples ( I used Red Delious, but Granny Smith, Jonathan etc would work) Put then on a long piece of foil, dotted with about a teas. real unsalted butter,and 2 teas. dark brown sugar. I folded the foil into a tight pack and put it on the grill, flipped after about 15 min and grilled until the potatoes are soft. This is so yummy! A reall gooey and decadat dessert, but actually healthy and good for you.You could tweak it up to lessen the calories.

NANCYHOME247 SparkPoints: (25,074)
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8/22/12 10:04 P


Spicy Sweet Potato Hash Browns
13 oz sweet potatoes, lg 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 jalapeno peppers, minced
tsp salt 1 green pepper, diced 1 onion, fine diced
1 red bell pepper, diced tsp black pepper
In this side dish recipe, sweet potatoes, vibrant red and green bell peppers, and zesty jalapeno peppers are combined and sauteed until brown and crispy.
Prep time: 30 min. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted water for 10 minutes. Potatoes should still be firm. Drain and cool. Peel and chop potatoes into small dice. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add the green bell pepper, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and onion, and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 5-6 minutes, until nicely browned. Season with s&p to taste; serve warm.
4 (6 oz) servings


DAWNIBUS SparkPoints: (13,432)
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8/18/12 11:53 A

My favorite is chipotle sweet potato fries. Peel and cut your sweet potatoes into "fry shape". Throw them in a big ziploc bag with 2 teaspoons chipotles chili powder and 1 teaspoon canola oil. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread the fries onto the paper. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes, or until they are where you want them. These don't get terribly crispy, but if you like spicy food, they are awesome.

My grocery store carries chipotle chili powder with the other spices.

DGEOGHEGAN Posts: 447
8/17/12 3:59 P

I just came across in the frezzer section Alexia Sweet Potato fries. They are baked, delious and really help me get my carb fix while gaining fiber and other vitimins.
I also just microwave one a sweet potato for dinner at times, spray butter and a tablespoon of splenda brown sugar.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 1,908
8/15/12 6:25 P

I love them baked until they are very (VERY :)) soft. I slice them open like a baked potato and put on 1 tbsp of Brummel and Brown spread and 2 tsp of brown sugar.

PMILLS2711 SparkPoints: (812)
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8/9/12 9:45 A

Someone blogged that the sugar-free caramel ice cream topping was good on baked sweet potatoes. I tried it and WOW! Just a teaspoon and it's like having a slice of pie. What a treat. Thanks.

MAEBEA40 Posts: 252
8/8/12 10:40 A

I peal them cut in rounds (cuts down on strings that way)
quarter cabbage
onion chopped
carrots cut up in chunks
Steam with no need for spices
All of veggies flavor each other
Eat as a side dish or add Steamed Chicken
So Good

EASH5M SparkPoints: (91,800)
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8/5/12 8:46 P

Butter, brown sugar and pecans

MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (96,725)
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8/4/12 11:03 A

I just found this great website. Apparently it's been around forever, but I suppose my need for cheap recipes led me right to it. I'm going to give you a couple of recipes, but the soup sounds off the hook...I'm going to make it for lunch this week.
http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/201
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http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/201
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http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/200
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ALILOWE1 Posts: 104
8/2/12 10:59 A

I MAKE THEN JUST LIKE MASH POTATOES. I MIX CINNAMON AND BUTTER WITH THEM

KAPELAKIN Posts: 1,971
7/31/12 11:24 P

I simply bake them in their jackets until they give easily when squeezed. When they cool, the skin comes away from the flesh, so it's easy to just eat them straight from the jacket, or scoop them out. I cook them this way and eat them for lunch with cottage cheese and a little bit of chile paste. Good hot or cold.



CHELBELL95 Posts: 13
7/29/12 2:14 P

It tasted like a nice sweet treat of sorts really but in a healthier way. Check it out for sure.

JUDSTERF Posts: 3,349
7/27/12 10:07 P

That sounds interesting!! How did it taste?

Judy

CHELBELL95 Posts: 13
7/27/12 7:43 P

I recently tried a recipe where you cube up the peeled potatoes( 4 potatoes in about 1 inch pcs) toss in a Tablespoon of olive oil and then toss with 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and about 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice... (more or less depending on your taste.

Roast for about 45mins to an hour @ 375 degrees in a shallow baking dish coated with non-stick spray first.

LARWAR1 SparkPoints: (667)
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7/26/12 11:02 A

I wrap sweet potatos in foil and bake them in the oven, until very tender. For toppings use Mrs. Dash salt free flavorings, butter spray and a little Parmesan cheese. Yummy!


JUDSTERF Posts: 3,349
7/25/12 8:40 P

I put my sweet potatoes in the microwave and then put butter spray (zero calorie) on it with a little seasoning on it. Yummy! AND, it's really fast to make.

BSYMOM2201 Posts: 510
7/21/12 4:23 P

The easiest way I make them I either roast them on the with a little evoo and salt or I bake them whole and put a little smart balance and cinnamon on them.

KOMTRIA Posts: 349
7/20/12 5:27 P

Bittman has a sweet potato salad that I just love.
You bake diced sweet potatoes.
While they are baking you mix olive oil, sweet red pepper, cider vinegar, cumin, in blender.
Toss over sweet potatoes, add minced green onions, black pepper, minced parsley.
Serve warm or chilled, really good

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,681
7/20/12 11:10 A

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

** you can either cube the potatoes or slice into "fries" **

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 pinch cayenne pepper

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees
.
Place the sweet potato chunks into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, then sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the top. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the seasonings.

Spread onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the potatoes over with a spatula, and continue baking until the sweet potatoes are golden and tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.



Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 7/20/2012 (11:12)
SLEEPYDUCK SparkPoints: (3,090)
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7/15/12 12:18 P

I like them baked. I sprinkle a little cumin on them and cover with mashed avocado. Tastes MUCH better then it sounds LOL emoticon

NEEDTOLOSE44 Posts: 38
7/15/12 11:22 A

There's a Chinese dessert, sweet potato in sugar syrup. Personally I can't stand it! But you cut the potato into chunks, boil in water with sugar to taste till soft. Sliced fresh Ginger adds a nice flavour too! But if you use sweetener, maybe you can add it at the end of cooking time or use something that can withstand heat. Plain baked sweet potatoes with a bit of olive oil or butter is also good too! I can eat that! :-)

SPROSTYMK SparkPoints: (861)
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7/14/12 9:25 P

I just read how healthy sweet potatoes are -- full of fiber, vitamin A, and Vitamin C. When I pulled out my recipe books, I found a lot of "Thanksgiving-style" recipes that added a lot of sugar and butter (some even had marshmallows!). Anyone know a healthy way to eat these nutrition power-house veggies?

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