Microwave Sweet Potato

microwave sweet potatoes

It’s no wonder sweet potatoes have become the darling of the nutrition-conscious Paleo community. They’re high in carbs, but they are very nutritious. A smallish, 7-ounce sweet potato contains 940mg of potassium, 800% of your daily vitamin A requirement, 65% of vitamin C, half your Manganese requirement and a third of vitamin B6. Sweet potatoes are also incredibly delicious, and can be “baked” in the microwave with incredible results.

Microwave Sweet Potato
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Recipe type: Sides, Vegan, Primal/Paleo, Gluten-Free
Yield: 1 serving
  • 1 (7oz) sweet potato
  1. Wash and dry the sweet potato. Don't peel it. Pierce in a few places with a fork.
  2. Place the sweet potato on a paper towel and microwave on high 3 minutes. Turn to the other side and microwave 2 more minutes, or until fork-tender.
  3. Allow to rest 2 minutes before serving. I like to simply slice the baked sweet potato and enjoy its natural sweetness - I don't even sprinkle it with salt, as I find the saltiness detracts from its natural flavor. But obviously, you can cut it in half, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with a little sweet butter.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 medium potato; Calories: 178.6; Fat: 0.3g; Saturated fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 41g; Sodium: 71.4g; Fiber: 6.5g; Protein: 4g;

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