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Honey-Glazed Sweet PotatoesHappy Thanksgiving

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.

Recipe Ingredients

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)

Honey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Directions

Jar of sweet raw honey

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.

Recipe Notes

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".

Nutrition Information

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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Thanksgiving Tidbit

The Pilgrims, Wampanoag and Thanksgiving were first linked together in 1841, when historian Alexander Young rediscovered Edward Winslow's account of the 1621 harvest celebration - the first known Thanksgiving in America.