Sweet Potato Tots

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This sweet potato tots recipe is the perfect alternative to regular potato tots, especially for people who are trying to stay away from potatoes. These days sweet potatoes are being used more and more in recipes for healthy foods and as a healthier version of everyone's favorite potato. For people who love potatoes, it's not always an easy adjustment to stay away from the nightshade vegetable, but sweet potatoes are a healthy and tasty alternative that doesn't take much getting used to. This healthy food recipe for sweet potato tots is sure to be a side dish recipe the whole family will love, and one that you will be sure to try again. With simple ingredients of just sweet potatoes and grated parmesan, this food healthy recipe will be ready in no time. It helps if you have a food processor or a potato ricer, but neither tool is necessary.

You will also find sweet potatoes as an ingredient in other foods you find in the grocery store. It's always a good idea to first check the EWG Environmental Workers Group to see how some of the foods that you love rate. On the site, you can see food scores that will let you know the nutrition, ingredients, and processing involved in all sorts of foods. The nutrition scoring algorithm considers multiple factors for things such as calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, nut content, and vegetable content. You will also find ingredient concerns which focus on factors such as the presence of key contaminants, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics, and the health implications of certain food additives. The site also looks at the processing score of how certain foods have been processed. Scoring factors include the modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and the number of artificial ingredients. The site is an honest indicator of what pesticides, food additives, contaminants, and antibiotics go into food, with the site helping to point you in the right direction to the least processed foods.

Sweet potatoes are a vegetable that is only slightly related to the regular potato. The sweet potato does not belong to the nightshade family. Raw sweet potatoes are a vegetable that is rich in dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, and beta carotene while having moderate amounts of other micronutrients, to include vitamin B6, vitamin B5, and manganese. When sweet potatoes are cooked by baking, there is only a small amount of change in the micronutrient amount occurs to include a higher content of vitamin C at 24 percent of the Daily Value per 100 g serving. The Centre for Science in the Public Interest ranked the nutritional value of sweet potatoes as the highest among several foods.

Thank you to Melissa for sharing this healthy food recipe for sweet potato tots on the Melissa's Cuisine recipe site. This is just one of the recipes for healthy foods you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find include appetizers, bars and brownies, cookie recipes, main dish, side dish, holidays, snacks and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Sweet Potato Tots From Melissa's Cuisine
Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 36 little tater tot servings. * Per Serving:Calories 27, Calories from Fat 10, Total Fat 1.1g 2%, Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%, Cholesterol 4mg 1%, Sodium 50mg 2%, Potassium 0mg 0%, Carbohydrates 2.9g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 0.6g, Protein 1.8g, Vitamin A 37%,Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 5%, Iron 0%

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