Can you believe the Holidays are already upon us? Holy cow, where did the time go?

Food has always been a huge part of the holidays, the good news is that your favorite holiday dishs can be delicious and healthy.  In my ultimate quest to make healthier choices instead of the usual calorie laden feasts we tend to gorge ourselves on, i’ve discovered one in particular that fits the bill.

So many of us love the ooey-gooey, marshmallowy goodness of Sweet Potato Casserole, but have you seen how many calories are in that stuff? Try around 430 per serving, YIKES! That’s more calories than I eat in one meal most days!  One of the big differences in this recipe is that you don’t boil all the nutrients out of the sweet potatoes, you steam them, keeping in all the yummy goodness they have to offer!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we will!!

Happy Holidays!!

 

 

Sweet Potato Casserole
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Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
 
This sweet potato bake is creamy and light without a drop of butter because it is whipped up with an egg and just enough honey to bring out the tuber’s natural sweetness. This is wonderful simply sprinkled with chopped pecans mixed with a touch of brown sugar.
Ingredients
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (5 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • Topping
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Place the sweet potatoes in a large steamer basket fitted over a pot of boiling water. Cover and steam until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, chopped pecans, and cinnamon for topping. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the egg, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and honey and whip using an electric mixer until blended. Spread the sweet potato mixture into the prepared dish. Then add the topping and bake for about 40 minutes, until the top is nicely browned and it is all warmed through.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 Calories: 150 Fiber: 3g Protein: 3g