Day 186: Microwave "Baked" Sweet Potato

This is a Gimme, no doubt. (But hey! Some days, even weeks!, the last thing worth worrying about is what vegetable's for supper.)

It's one of these new microwaveable sweet potatoes, all clean and wrapped in plastic. It's also a hot, tasty, healthful food that moves from the frig to microwave to the table in a matter of 10 minutes.

[2007: It's easy (and much cheaper!) to cook a standard sweet potato in the microwave.]

Sure, ordering pizza or picking up carryout on the way home are options. But these new microwave-able potatoes and sweet potatoes are keepers -- they're cheaper, faster and far more healthful.

For the record, they also keep. I cooked the baked potato version back on Day 145 so this sweet potato guy has been languishing in the frig since then, well more than a month.

MICROWAVE "BAKED" SWEET POTATO
Hands-on time: 2 minute
Time to table: 10 minutes
Serves 2


1 8-ounce microwave-able sweet potato
Salt and pepper

Follow sweet potato instructions. Season to taste. Enjoy!

NUTRITION ESTIMATE
Per Serving: 86 Cal (1% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 91% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 20 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 34 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 15 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 1 point

2 comments:

Can't believe you made a post of the EXACT information I was looking for. Fantastic :]

All sweet potatoes are microwaveable; they don't have to be pre-wrapped. Another good way to keep them is to bake them (the right way: in the oven) in foil and just plunk them in the freezer after they cool. They re-heat very easily for individual servings later on. For more info go to the Louisiana Yam Commission’s website. They have lots of recipes and ideas.

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