Many sweet potato recipes are loaded with butter, sugar and cream. That means they’re high in fat and calories.
But sweet potatoes, which are good sources of vitamins A and C, can taste great without a lot of extras. In this recipe, they’re just lightly brushed with olive oil and baked. A bit of lemon juice at the end brings out their flavor.
Be sure to buy dark-fleshed sweet potatoes for this recipe; their flesh is moister and sweeter.
Deane’s book “Low Fat Kitchen” contains more than 100 recipes created for this column.