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Sweet potatoes are at the top of the healthy food list. One baked, medium-sized sweet potato contains 438% of your daily value of vitamin A, 37% of your vitamin C, and some calcium, potassium, and iron too. Can you believe that equals 105 calories? Not only that, they also deliver 4 grams of dietary fiber—16% of the daily value—and absolutely zip in terms of fat.
Avoid storing sweet potatoes in the fridge. If you do, it will harden the center and develop an unpleasant taste. Store them in a cool, dry place if possible, and avoid really strong heat.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Peel the sweet potatoes, if desired, and cut into 1/4-inch strips.
- In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, oil and salt; with your hands, toss to coat.
- Spread sweet potatoes in a single layer on racks or foil without crowding; set aside remaining sweet potatoes.
- Bake until crisp, about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Repeat until all the sweet potatoes are baked.
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Sweet Potato Butter
- 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in saucepan over low heat.
- Cook and stir until mixture is thick and smooth, about 25 minutes.
- Pour into two sterilized cups; cover and refrigerate.
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