Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Healthy Make-Over of a Thanksgiving Tradition

My best friend Beth has been in the kitchen again, creating another delicious
Secret Ingredients recipe. We wanted to give a Thanksgiving Tradition, Sweet Potato Casserole, a healthy make-over. The result is this jewel of a recipe:

Secret Ingredients’ Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups chopped sweet potatoes
2 cups baby carrots, peeled
4 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Zest of ½ orange
1 cup crushed canned pineapple with juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Boil sweet potatoes and carrots in large pot until soft- about 15 minutes. Drain and mash until smooth. Add brown sugar, ginger, orange zest, pineapple with juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Combine well and pour into a greased square casserole or individual ramekins.

Combine crumble ingredients and sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake in a 400˚ oven for 10 minutes. Serves 8.

Note: This recipe is low in sugar, low in fat, and absolutely delicious! Leave the peel on the sweet potato for maximum nutrient intake. For a fat-free variation omit crumble topping.

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At 12:23 AM, Blogger Sean Carter said...

Well that'something really innovative....and thanksposting the recipe would love to try it out sometime.....hey you can also visit my Thanksgiving Blog and find many more unique ways to spice up your Thanksgiving celebrations....visit soon and have a great Thanksgiving!!!

At 10:24 PM, Blogger sulu-design said...

Just found your blog through your comment on Life, Love, Chocolate (thanks for the kind words about the earrings I made) and am so happy to see your healthy recipe for sweet potatoes. I'm going to try this out next week to see how it goes over before the holiday. Thanks for the great post!

At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohoh! looks good. as a vegetarian i'm always looking for something that can be a Thanksgiving vegetarian meal and not just a plate full of sides [which is usually ok cause who doesn't love stuffing and mashed potatos right?] but this looks like a good solid meal.

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else can I say but.. WOW!!

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At 8:50 PM, Blogger Chef Jeena said...

Mmmm your recipes look delicous!
you have Great blog from Jeena :)

visit jeena's kitchen healthy recipe blog


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