Sweet Success

Sweet potatoes are nutritional powerhouses, especially compared to their most-popular-vegetable-in-America-largely-because-they’re-usually-deep-fried white-potato cousins.

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But sweets take at least an hour to bake. And some days, that’s an hour more than you have. (There’s always 10 minutes in the microwave, if you like them cooked that way.)

That’s why you should check out Alexia Sauté Sweets. The bag contains a mix of sweet potatoes, black beans, sweet corn, red bell peppers, and onions. And it takes just 12 minutes from freezer to “Mmmm…delish.”

If you manage to stick to the one-cup serving that’s listed on the Nutrition Facts panel (and that won’t be easy), your side dish delivers 7 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, 100 percent of a day’s vitamin A, 20 percent of a day’s vitamin C, and 10 percent of a day’s iron. All for 240 calories, 1½ grams of saturated fat, and 310 milligrams of sodium.

Best of all, you could probably prepare Sauté Sweets blindfolded. Just thaw the pouch of chipotle-infused olive oil in a bowl of hot water, pour the oil into a skillet, add the veggies, and sauté for 10 to 12 minutes, until the spuds are golden brown.

Serve it as a side dish or add some broiled salmon or chicken or sautéed tofu to make it a main.

Tell Alexia how much you love their easy-to-prepare sweets: (866) 484-8676

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