Honey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Try these Honey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes instead of topping canned sweet potatoes with a glaze and miniature marshmallows, this version uses fresh sweet potatoes and honey for a lighter, less gooey glaze.
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 large)
Cracked black pepper or chopped herb of choice (rosemary, sage or thyme)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray. Combine water, brown sugar, honey and olive oil in a cup to form a sauce. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into wedges. Place in a single layer in the baking dish. Pour the sauce over the sweet potatoes. Turn to coat them.
Cover and bake for about 45 minutes or until tender; turn the sweet potatoes once or twice to continue coating them. When tender, remove the cover and continue to bake until the glaze is set, about 15 minutes. Serve topped with cracked black pepper or chopped herb of choice.
People with diabetes or those on calorie-controlled diets may count one serving as 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.
Watch Honey Labels. You do have to be sure to get pure honey - some companies are mixing honey with cheaper sweeteners like sugar and corn syrup to cut costs. Watch for labels that say "pure honey". Steer clear of any honey labeled "honey blend".
Recipe yields 8 servings
Calories: 165; Dietary fiber: 4g; Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0; Sodium: 12mg; Protein: 2g; Carbohydrate: 35g
Percent calories from fat: 11
Percent polyunsaturated: Trace
Percent saturated: 2
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