In the cookbook, I have many recipes which I call "Comfort Food Conversions." They are lightened up versions of the original. Although they are not "low calorie, low sugar, or low fat" they are still better for you versions - and with all the taste.
4 medium sweet potatoes
4 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ c. sliced almonds
1 c. miniature marshmallows
cinnamon to sprinkle on top
Boil sweet potatoes whole until fork tender. Let cool. Peel and place in bowl. Add the condensed milk and cinnamon and blend with a mixer until smooth. Spread mixture into an 8” square shallow dish. Top with a single layer each of the almonds and then the marshmallows. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees approximately 25 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and golden brown.
Nutritional: Per serving - 198.5 calories; 3.7 g fat; 17% calories from fat
Comments: Traditional candied yams are fattening because of all the butter. Sweet potatoes on their own are actually very good for you, containing a good amount of vitamins and nutrients. By making them this way, you are still getting an awesome flavor (even passes the kids' test) and a lot less fat!