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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yum City!


Found this really great magazine (cleaneating.com) and got this recipe I have GOT to try out!



Sweet Potato-Apple Sauté Try this sweet and succulent sauté as an addition to your festive menu. Stuck for a party offering? Put this sauté in a pretty dish and offer it to the host at your next dinner event.Serves 6.Hands-on time: 15 minutes. Total time: 40 minutes.Bright orange sweet potatoes just scream carotenes. And the darker and deeper the color, the more concentrated the vitamin A they contain. But the goodness doesn’t stop there: Sweet potatoes are also high in vitamins C and B6, and are a good source of the minerals manganese and copper. They’re an excellent way to put antioxidants on the upsurge in your body since studies have found that the root storage proteins in sweet potatoes provide significant antioxidant effects.
INGREDIENTS:
4 medium sweet potatoes, washed
1 cup ice cubes
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 1 cup)
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp real maple syrup
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS:ONE: Cut a 1/4-inch deep slice through the peel of each sweet potato, lengthwise, and place in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain boiling water and add ice cubes and 2 cups cold water. Let potatoes rest for 5 minutes. Drain cold water, remove remaining ice and slip peels off potatoes. Slice into 3/4-inch chunks.TWO: Back at the stove, pour oil into a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add apple and sprinkle with allspice and salt. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, and then cover with a lid for 2 more minutes. Remove lid and scoop sweet potato pieces on top of apples.THREE: In a small bowl, stir together maple syrup and 1 tbsp water, then pour over apples and potatoes. Lower heat, cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove lid, stir briefly and top with pepper. Serve.Nutrients per 3/4-cup serving:Calories: 100, Total Fat: 1 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 23 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 9 g, Protein: 1 g, Sodium: 90 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
NUTRITIONAL BONUS: Our sauté will help keep your energy levels high by boosting B-vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B6.Recipe by Christine Gable

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