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Baked Candied Sweet Potato

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Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Most pregnant and breastfeeding women need to consume extra calories. Eat a variety of nutritious foods to get the vitamins and minerals that will support your baby's healthy growth and development.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tsp. butter spread with canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry sweet potato; prick with fork.
  2. Microwave potato on high for 6 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together butter spread, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Carefully remove potato from microwave, wrap in foil, and let sit for another 3 minutes.
  5. Remove foil, cut slit in center of potato, and add brown sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Makes: 1 serving

Serving size: 1 potato

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
178 calories
2 g protein
2 g fat
0.5 g sat. fat
38 g carbohydrate
4 g fiber
2 mg cholesterol
96 mg sodium
42 mg calcium
1 mg iron
14 mcg folic acid

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:

This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of fiber, which are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2012

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