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.
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)
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.
Total Fat: 4.1g
Saturated Fat: 2.3g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
% of Calories from Fat: 16%
Sodium: 200 mg
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.