My mother has been making sweet potato pie for decades. So did her mother, and her mother. This tasty dessert will be featured on many a Black Thanksgiving Day table this fall, and has been featured for probably a century. However, it was when a celebrity put her name on it and a video went viral (OMG 5M views and counting!) that the world seemed to have “discovered” something I’d been enjoying all my life.
The #PattiPie has been around for about 8 months, but I tried a slice for the first time last week. Walmart had a booth at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, and they were giving out samples.
Yeah, the pie was pretty good. It was very creamy, but it was not as good as my mom’s. #imjustsaying
I would NEVER knock anyone’s hustle. I wish someone would market my chickquinoa stuffed peppers. I’d gladly sit back and collect that check. I’m not writing this post to hate on the beautiful and talented Patti Labelle (come on Patti!). I’m writing this post to inform you about the nutrition information for this pie so that you know what you’re eating.
One slice of pie is 440 calories my loves. It contains 29 grams of sugar! Let me tell you what you could eat for 440 calories:
- Grilled Steak Sandwich
- Fish Tacos
- Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
- Coconut Curry Shrimp & Green Beans (BTW I’m making this tonight. I’ll blog about it later!)
- Maple Glazed Grilled Salmon
I’ll stop there.
It’s not a #PattiPie, but I promise you your blood sugar and waistline will thank you if you substitute one of the above options for a slice of that sweet potato pie.
“But I want dessert, not an entree.” Okay fine-I hear you. Here’s a list of desserts with WAY LESS than 29 grams of sugar:
- Peanut Butter Brownies (no flour, butter, or dairy, AND LOW SUGAR)
- Skinny Blueberry Muffins (uses Greek yogurt and cashew milk)
- Moosetracks Icecream (this recipe is DOPE!)
- Frozen Yogurt Bark (my mouth watered reading this recipe. I will be trying this soon)
I could do this all day, so let me stop. I think I’ve proven my point!