Yam Veggie Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Brought to you by Holly Clegg and Eating Well Through Cancer

This quick and wonderful flavor combo makes a wrap to remember. Shred sweet potatoes with a grater or in a food processor. This is a high-fiber recipe.

Makes 6 wraps

1 sweet potato (Louisiana yam), peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons light Italian or Caesar dressing
1 teaspoon honey
6 (6- to 8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed to soften

1. In skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté shredded yam over medium-high heat 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Transfer to bowl.
2. In same skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté red onion until tender. Add sautéed onion, black beans, green onions, and peanuts to shredded yams, mixing well.
3. In small bowl, mix together dressing and honey, toss with yam mixture to coat. Fill tortillas, and wrap. Serve.

Nutritional information per serving
Calories 226, Protein (g) 8, Carbohydrate (g) 39, Fat (g) 4, Calories from Fat (%) 16, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Dietary Fiber (g) 6, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 554 Diabetic Exchanges: 0.5 very lean, 2.5 starch

Terrific Tidbit: Sweet potatoes contain virtually no fat or sodium, and one medium potato is only about 150 calories. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A and C, beta carotene, iron, potassium, and fiber.


1 Comment

Fri Aug 24, 2012 08:12 PM

I started with the recipe this afternoon however I modified it with the ingredients that I had at home. Sweet potato, olive oil, white onions, hatch green chiles, pecans, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar with pomegranate. No red onion, no black beans, no honey. My husband and daughter liked it - will make again maybe with the listed ingredients next time.  

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