Prep time: 10 minutes

    What you need:

    • 1 medium sweet potato (about 5 in. long and 3 in. wide)
    • 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 2 tbsp. chopped pecans

    What to do:

    1. Wash and dry the sweet potato, and prick the center of it a couple of times with a fork.
    2. Microwave the sweet potato for 6 minutes, or until soft.
    3. While the potato is in the microwave, mix together in a small bowl the maple syrup, cinnamon, and pecans.
    4. When the potato is finished cooking, let it cool a little until it's comfortable to touch, and then cut a slit down the center of it.
    5. Pour the maple syrup and pecan mixture inside of the potato and enjoy.

    Nutritional analysis (per serving):

    • 240 calories
    • 3g protein
    • 10g fat
    • 1g sat. fat
    • 37g carbohydrate
    • 7g fiber
    • 0mg cholesterol
    • 75mg sodium
    • 13g sugars

    Serves: 1

    Serving size: 1 sweet potato

    This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:

    Vitamin A

    Vitamin A helps develop a baby's heart, eyes, and immune system. Good sources of vitamin A include milk, orange fruits and vegetables (such as cantaloupe, carrots, and sweet potatoes), and dark leafy greens. Prenatal vitamins should not contain more than 1,500 micrograms (5,000 IU) of vitamin A and pregnant women should not take vitamin A supplements. Both too little and too much vitamin A can harm a developing fetus.

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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