Sweet potato has more than two times an adult's daily requirement of beta-carotene, with a bonus of lots of vitamin C and fibre.
- Portion size 4 servings
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- 4 sweet potatoes (about 2-1/4 lb/ 1.125 kg)
- 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 green onions sliced
- 1/3 cup diced Black Forest ham (about 3 slices)
- 1/3 cup diced smoked chicken (about 3 slices)
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Scrub potatoes and prick all over with fork. Bake on foil-lined baking sheet in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tender; let cool slightly.
Slit potatoes lengthwise down middle without cutting all the way through. Holding with clean tea towel or hot pad, scoop out flesh into bowl, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) layer inside each potato skin.
Mash flesh with yogurt, salt and pepper until smooth; stir in half of the onions. Spoon back into potato skins.
Sprinkle ham, remaining onions and cheese along opening.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 692 mg
- Protein 10 g
- Calories 255.0
- Total fat 3 g
- Cholesterol 14 mg
- Saturated fat 1 g
- Total carbohydrate 47 g
- Iron 9.0
- Folate 22.0
- Calcium 15.0
- Vitamin A 395.0
- Vitamin C 77.0