Rockin Poppers
By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
There’s just nothing better than cheese and potatoes … better yet, cheese and sweet potatoes. These cinnamony-sweet potato bites make a robust appetizer for your parties, or a quick little snack just for you.

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  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
Category: Appetizers, Dips & Salsa
Serves: 4 (4 balls each)
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange

Ingredients

2 cups sweet potatoes, about 2 large
2 egg whites
3 1-oz. part-skim mozzarella sticks
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup melba toast, crushed (best to use food processor)

Directions

Poke holes in sweet potatoes and microwave on HIGH for 6-8 minutes or until soft. After potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and mash in a medium bowl. Beat egg whites with fork for 1 minute. Combine cooked potatoes, beaten egg whites, brown sugar, Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, and cinnamon together until well mixed. Slice each cheese stick into 8 equal parts (24 total). Scoop potato mixture into 16 equal parts. Insert 1 1/2 cheese slices into each part and roll into a ball. Then roll balls in crushed melba toast. Place on baking sheet and bake 10 minutes in 350ºF oven.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C, and calcium, and a good source of magnesium, potassium and fiber. 

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    236
  • Carbohydrates:    39g
  • Total Fat:    4.1g
  • Cholesterol:    14mg
  • Saturated Fat:   2.3g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    16%
  • Sodium:    200 mg
  • Protein:    11g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation by Bonne DiTamo. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

 

 

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