Spicy Sweet Potato Bites Recipe & Video

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Tired of the same-old appetizers at your holiday parties, year after year? These sweet potato bites are a fun twist on a twice-baked loaded potato. Instead of using a more traditional white potato, like a Russet, the recipe uses vitamin-packed sweet potatoes and loads them up with flavorful, healthy ingredients, instead of the heavy, saturated fat-laden usual suspects. (Bacon and cheese, we’re looking at you.)

Spicy Sweet Potato Bites

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 sweet potatoes
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1/3 pound ground chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon Kroger ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon Kroger chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Kroger garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Kroger onion powder
4 Tablespoons sweet red pepper, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
Fat-free sour cream (optional)

Directions:

Preheat over to 350º F. Poke sweet potatoes with a fork and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool. Cut sweet potatoes lengthwise. Remove and reserve half of baked flesh from each potato half, ensuring some flesh is still attached to skin. Place a large sauté pan over medium heat; add canola oil, ground chicken, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and reserved sweet potato. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Divide chicken and sweet potato mixture evenly between sweet potato skins. Top each skin with 1/2 Tablespoon cilantro and 1 Tablespoon chopped sweet red pepper. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow skins to cool. Cut each skin into thirds.

Optional: Serve with fat-free sour cream.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 140 Calories; 7 grams Fat; 1 gram Saturated Fat; 30 mg Cholesterol; 60 mg Sodium; 14 grams Carbohydrates; 3 grams Sugar; 2 grams Fiber; 8 grams Protein; 190% Vitamin A

What are the health benefits of these ingredients?

  • Sweet potatoes: Good source of potassium and fiber; high in vitamin A
  • Ground chicken breasts: High in protein; low in fat and sodium
  • Canola oil: High in monounsaturated fats
  • Sweet red pepper: Contains potassium and fiber; good source of vitamins B-6 and C

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Categories: EatWell