Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows/Stuffing with Sage and Chives

Monday, November 19th 2012, 10:18 am
By: News On 6

• Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows vs. WW Candied Sweet Potatoes

o Just 1 cup of homemade sweet potato casserole, the kind with lots of butter, sugar, and marshmallows, can run close to 400 calories and can be anywhere from 11 to 13 PointsPlus depending on the recipe.

o Our lighter version of Candied Sweet Potatoes is just around 135 calories, or 5 PointsPlus for that same cup. Quite a difference! And sweet potatoes are a great food – rich in beta carotene which in turn makes them rich in vitamin A.

• Traditional Stuffing vs. WW Stuffing with Sage and Chives

o Traditional stuffing, depending on the ingredients, can run you over 300 calories and up to 10 PointsPlus for a 1 cup serving.

o Our recipe has just 175 calories or 3 PointsPlus for the same 1 cup serving. We use whole wheat bread in our version, which is a much healthier choice since it has more fiber in it, which helps to create a feeling of fullness, in turn satisfying you more than regular white bread.