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Maple-ginger sweet potatoes

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I found this recipe in a 'Diabetic Slow Cooker' magazine. I'm always looking for healthy recipes to try. This one states: "Delicious & Nutritious. An excellent source of vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes also contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients." emoticon

1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces (about 5 cups)
2 medium tart cooking apples, such as Granny Smith, cored and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1-1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup light pancake syrup

1. In a 3-1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker, combine sweet potatoes, apples, dried cranberries, ginger, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Pour the water and syrup over all in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

per 1/2 cup serving: 92 cal., 0 g total fat, 0 mg chol., 194 mg sodium, 23 g carb. (3 g fiber, 10 g sugars), 1 g pro.
exchanges: 0.5 fruit, 1 starch

I'll let you know how it turns out. On my way to the gym...

Have an awesome day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAURAAT 3/6/2013 10:09AM

    Oh, man, this sounds so good. And, I just read a study about sweet potatoes being good for former smokers, helping prevent lung cancer. As my hubby is a smoker, I'm doing everything I can to keep him as healthy as he allows me, and hope one day he will quit smoking. I'm definitely snagging this recipe, thanks so much for sharing!
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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 3/5/2013 11:18PM

    That sounds delicious. I am looking forward to hearing how it comes out. If you like it, I'll give it a try too.

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BARBARASDIET 3/5/2013 6:13PM

    You had me up to the syrup. But it sounds good.

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DEE0973 3/5/2013 4:30PM

    Please let me know, this would be a healthy spin on my candied yams

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CODEMAULER 3/5/2013 9:09AM

    That recipe sounds very yummy - do tell us how it turns out!

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