2 (8-oz.) sweet potatoes (orange), unpeeled, halved*
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided
1 teaspoon canola oil
6 oz. chicken sausage with apples (2 links), halved lengthwise, diagonally sliced (1/4 inch)
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, room temperature
1. Place sweet potatoes cut-side up in shallow microwave-safe dish; drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup. Microwave, covered, on high 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Cook sausage 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper, onion, salt and cayenne; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned on edges, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup and any accumulated sweet potato juices; cook 30 seconds or until light glaze forms.
3. Spoon sausage mixture over sweet potatoes; top with yogurt.
PER SERVING: 400 calories, 13 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 g protein, 51 g carbohydrate, 50 mg cholesterol, 755 mg sodium, 6 g fiber
TIP *Look for deep orange-colored sweet potatoes, often labeled as yams.