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Candied Sweet Potato

Candied Sweet Potato

Parents labelPrep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 5 in. long and 3 in. wide)
  • 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. chopped pecans
Directions:
  1. Wash and dry the sweet potato, and prick the center of it a couple of times with a fork.
  2. Microwave the sweet potato for 6 minutes, or until soft.
  3. While the potato is in the microwave, mix together in a small bowl the maple syrup, cinnamon, and pecans.
  4. When the potato is finished cooking, let it cool a little until it's comfortable to touch, and then cut a slit down the center of it.
  5. Pour the maple syrup and pecan mixture inside of the potato and enjoy.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 sweet potato

This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps develop a baby's heart, eyes, and immune system. Good sources of vitamin A include milk, orange fruits and vegetables (such as cantaloupe, carrots, and sweet potatoes), and dark leafy greens. Prenatal vitamins should not contain more than 1,500 micrograms (5,000 IU) of vitamin A and pregnant women should not take vitamin A supplements. Both too little and too much vitamin A can harm a developing fetus.

Reviewed by: Meredith Parkinson, RD, LDN