Healthy Baked Sweet Potatoes
Although Americans often refer to sweet potatoes as yams, true yams are hardly ever available in U.S. supermarkets. Actually, sweet potatoes are much more nutritious than true yams, which are starchy vegetables from Africa and Asia. Baked sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A and C, in addition to fiber. If you are trying to find nutritious food that’s low in fat and cholesterol, sweet potatoes are a great choice. A medium-sized baked sweet potato cooked in its skin without added salt has 105 calories, 0 g of fat and 0 mg of cholesterol.
- 6 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed but unpeeled
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 70mins
Adapted from realsimple.com
Heat oven to 400° F.
Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.
Bake until tender, about 45 to 60 minutes, (larger sweet potatoes may take longer). Make a slit in the top of every sweet potato, top as desired.