Candied Sweet Potatoenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-recipeSwPotato-enHD-AR1.jpgThis recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.pregnancy, breastfeeding, recipes, pregnant, healthy eating, Candied Sweet Potato, breastfeed, sweet potato, maple syrup, pecans, cinnamon06/13/200601/29/201901/29/201932836aa4-b2dc-47a3-9894-458b056a6719https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sweet-potato.html/<p>Prep time: 10 minutes</p> <h2>What you need:</h2> <ul> <li>1 medium sweet potato (about 5 in. long and 3 in. wide)</li> <li>1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup</li> <li>1 tsp. cinnamon</li> <li>2 tbsp. chopped pecans</li> </ul> <h2>What to do:</h2> <ol class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Wash and dry the sweet potato, and prick the center of it a couple of times with a fork.</li> <li>Microwave the sweet potato for 6 minutes, or until soft.</li> <li>While the potato is in the microwave, mix together in a small bowl the maple syrup, cinnamon, and pecans.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Pour the maple syrup and pecan mixture inside of the potato and enjoy.</li> </ol> <h2>Nutritional analysis (per serving):</h2> <ul> <li>240 calories</li> <li>3g protein</li> <li>10g fat</li> <li>1g sat. fat</li> <li>37g carbohydrate</li> <li>7g fiber</li> <li>0mg cholesterol</li> <li>75mg sodium</li> <li>13g sugars</li> </ul> <p>Serves: 1</p> <p>Serving size: 1 sweet potato</p> <p>This recipe has important nutrients for mom and&nbsp;baby, including:</p> <p>Vitamin A</p> <p>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.</p>
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