Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes! Not only are sweet potatoes a fantastic source of B6, potassium, fiber, beta carotene, and vitamin c and e- they are delicious!  I have a sweet tooth and used to love sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top, however once I started eating healthier I realized that just because you label something as a side dish does not make it any less of a dessert calorie wise:) So last year for Easter, I found this great recipe for a sweet potato side dish that satisfied my sweet tooth and was 1/3 of the calories per serving of regular sweet potato casserole.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes (makes 12 servings)


2 1/2 lbs of sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces (approx. 8 cups)
1/3 c pure maple syrup
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
3. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes, toss to coat.
4. Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.  Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, 45-50 minutes more. 

Nutrition Information: 
Per serving: 96 calories, 2 g fat, 19 g carb, 1 g protein, 2 g fiber- PLUS NO CHEMICALS OR HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP:) 

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