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There are only 103 calories in 1 whole sweet potato.
That's about the same as 1/2 cup of brown rice.
That same veg packs-in 14% of your daily fiber, 37% vitamin C,
and 438% vitamin A!
It also throws in some calcium and iron, for good measure.
They help to stabilize and lower your blood sugar,
and, without the skins,
they still fall into the medium glycemic zone,
which is lower than whole-wheat bread.
The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission shares many recipes
for us to try, from appetizers to main dishes to sweets.
Try Jalapeno Sweet Potato Chowder for an
easy spicy and creamy soup.
Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Salad is a fresh twist. Very delicious,
simple, and a world apart from being smothered in marshmallows.
Sweet Potato Cabbage Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing,
goodness! How bad could this be?
Chicken, bleu cheese, toasted pecans, and red wine vinegar
make a glorious and flavorful dish for the whole family.
1 medium sweet potato
1 small head red cabbage
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced & toasted
8 slices bacon
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb. roast chicken
1/2 cup toasted pecans
Hot Bacon Dressing (recipe below)
4 oz bleu cheese
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
Sprinkle sweet potato with salt & pepper; wrap in foil.
Roast 375º F 45 minutes, or until tender but not soft. Cool.
Slice cabbage thinly, removing core.
Place into a bowl & toss with vinegar and garlic;
season with salt & pepper.
Cook bacon crispy. Cut to 1-in. pieces. Keep warm.
Slice cooled sweet potato into rounds;
saute with butter and honey until glazed; set aside.
Heat oil in large pan; add cabbage, toss 30 seconds.
Add shredded chicken and bacon pieces, sweet potato rounds,
and pecans; toss 1 minute.
Add 1/4 cup bacon dressing; toss.
Serve immediately with bleau cheese & parsley.
Hot Bacon Dressing
Cook 1 slice bacon until crisp; remove & set aside.
Add 2 Tbsp diced celery & 2 Tbsp minced onion,
cook tender 2 minutes.
Add 3 Tbsp each red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar,
brown sugar, and 1 tsp whole grain mustard.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Simmer 10 min. Remove from heat.
Slowly stir-in 1 cup olive oil to emulsify.
Crumble and add bacon.
What are your favorite vegetable recipes?