Mmmm, Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are oh so yummy!
“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
Recently, I was invited to be part of The Recipe ReDux group of healthy bloggers, who once or twice a month are challenged to post a healthy and equally delicious recipe. This month they are also promoting a recipe contest endorsed by the California Sweetpotato Council (#spon). When I heard about the contest I knew I had to participate because this delectable recipe is a winner. Please keep you’re your fingers crossed for me!
The California Sweetpotato Council (CSC) is sponsoring this recipe contest to inform consumers about their high nutritional value, to clear up some common misconceptions about sweetpotatoes, and to make known that this tuber is not a “sweet potato.” The council indicates that it is different from white potatoes, and it is different from other sweet potatoes. To highlight the difference the CSC has established the term California Sweetpotato, to make it easier for consumers to find them in the supermarkets (and you probably thought I was just misspelling it all this time).
What makes the California Sweetpotato so special is that it is grown in soft sand and the potatoes are managed with care, hand sorted to minimize scars and scratches. The California Sweetpotato is sweet and moist, while yams are dry and starchy. Sweetpotatoes are often mislabeled as yams, but yams are almost always imported from the Caribbean and are found in specialty shops, while sweetpotatoes are grown in the United States and are available in most supermarkets.
Sweetpotatoes offer more than a full day of vitamin A, and they are a good source of vitamin C. They also have 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and they only have about 105 calories per serving (1 medium size, cooked); plus, they are available year-round. The potatoes vary from light tan in color to orange. You will find a higher content of beta-carotene in the orange ones. So not only is my recipe for Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes yummy, it’s healthy too!