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A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
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Sweet Potatoes with Lime

45 to 60 minutes
Serves: 8

To save time: Bake sweet potatoes in a microwave oven.

  • 4 sweet potatoes, washed and pricked
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3-4 cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 375° F.

1. Bake the sweet potatoes whole in their skins, until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

2. When the potatoes are tender, slit open the skin, and scoop out the flesh onto a serving dish. Season with salt (optional).

3. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top, and sprinkle with 3 or 4 cilantro leaves (optional).

Nutrients per serving
1 piece

Calories 61 Saturated fat 0 g Iron.3 mg

Protein 1 g Cholesterol 0 mg Calcium 16 mg

Carbohydrate 15 mg Vitamin A 1243 RE Sodium 5 mg

Total Fat.1 g Vitamin C 17 mg Dietary Fiber 2 g


Put breads, pasta and rice in the center of your menus. They cost less than many other foods. Use beans and small amounts of meat and cheese together with pasta, rice or other grains to make lower cost main dishes.


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