To take a picture of my lunch. I had it all set up, went to get the camera, remembered I hadn’t taken my insulin yet, and then completely forgot! Since we are still waiting for the wood to show up, we sent Hannah on a lunch run. Tony got hot dogs, Hannah and I split a plain gyros, and we all split one large fry.
Hannah and I immediately put all the gyros meat in paper towels in an attempt to get rid of some of the grease – it worked really well! I had 1.5 ounces of fries, my 1/2 gyros sandwich was 4 ounces and I had 2 tablespoons of cucumber sauce – so good! Lunch came in at 469 calories, 24 fat and 35 carbs.
I had one sweet potato left from my sweet potato pillows and was wondering what to do with it. I am not a huge fan of them just baked or by themselves. I got to thinking about biscuits and thought I could incorporate them in a biscuit. Wasn’t sure if they would be too dense or not.
The verdict? Light, fluffy and delicious!
The best part though is the nutritional aspect. Each biscuit is only 86 calories and 2 grams of fat!
Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits
- 1 cup mashed baked sweet potato (I cooked mine whole in the microwave and then let it cool)
- 2/3 skim milk
- 1 tablespoons Smart Balance 50/50, melted
- 1.25 cups flour
- 3.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. The reason for the high temp is to create a crispy crust on the bottom.
- In a medium bowl, mix the sweet potato, milk and butter.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into the sweet potato mixture.
- Gently mix the dry ingredients, just enough to encorporate – don’t over mix.
- Drop the dough onto greased baking sheet. (I actually weighed the whole dough recipe to figure out how big my biscuits needed to be – each one is 1.5 ounces of dough)
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a golden orange color tinged with brown.
- Cool on wire rack – makes 12 biscuits.
I thought these would be a nice compliment to the crab legs. Turns out we’ll have butter to dip them in!
The best part is that Tony couldn’t even tell that there were sweet potato in the recipe!
Probably won’t post dinner until tomorrow since we’ll be up late playing cards. Hope everyone has a great remainder of their Saturday! See you tomorrow.