Not only is this dish practically fat-free, but the chili powder contains capsaicin, which studies have shown may inhibit fat-cell growth and help people consume fewer calories. And cinnamon is no slacker spice either: It keeps your blood sugar stable and your appetite in check, so you won't be tempted to go back for a second helping.

Recipe by: Women's Health
Serves: 3
Prep Time: Quick & Easy


3.5 pounds sweet potatoes

0.5 cups pulp-free orange juice

2 teaspoons orange zest

2 tablespoons brown cane sugar (muscovado)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon chili powder

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1. Bake the sweet potatoes in a 425°F oven until they are soft, about 70 minutes. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and allow them to cool slightly.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and chili powder.

3. Scoop out the insides of sweet potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour orange juice mixture over sweet potatoes, mash well, and serve.