This back to school recipe makes a healthy school lunch snack with just a few minutes of prep work.
Many school lunch snacks that kids grab are not the healthiest: sugary snacks like cookies and candy might fill your kid up, but you’re in for a sugar crash and a tough evening. Next time your kids need a snack for lunch while at school, try this recipe starring sweet potatoes to satisfy that sweet tooth without so much processed sugar.
Sweet potatoes give your kids a dose of vitamins and fiber to boost their energy for long school days. One medium sweet potato gives your children 30 percent of their daily dose of vitamin C and 4 grams of filling dietary fiber to keep them full until supper time [source: Nutrition Data]. Not too shabby for one tasty orange spud!
These sweet potato bites are a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and sure to be a hit with your kids. Think of them as a lighter version of potato skins!
Sweet Potato Bites
Cook time: 7-10 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Nutrition per serving (using turkey bacon): 130 calories; 20 g carbs; 7 g fat; 4 g protein
- 1 Sweet PotatOH
- 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
- 2 strips of turkey or vegetarian bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions – green parts only – chopped
- Cook the 1 Sweet PotatOH in the microwave according to package directions while you prep the bacon and green onions.
- Slice the potato into 1/4″ coins and arrange on a plate. Top each coin with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle the whole plate with bacon and green onions.