If there’s one thing we LOVE about this time of year…
It’s the smell of freshly baked foods coming from ovens and stovetops all across the country.
We’re talking about all sorts of ingredients, too — delicious fruits, veggies, and more…
Which means you can get a wide variety of delicious, healthy foods.
Plus, it’s just fun to stroll through the produce section at the grocery store and see what fresh items may be on sale.
But if you ask me, the REAL fun starts when you get home and start experimenting with new recipes.
Now, most people might keep their healthy carbs in one dish and use fruit for dessert…that’s pretty traditional, after all.
But we just took a trip to the store for the office and put together an unexpected combo of healthy carbs and fruit…and cooked them up on the stove for a perfectly tasty and health-boosting side dish.
Not only is this dish super delicious…it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients to power you through busy days or long nights.
So without further ado, here it is:
Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes
Prep: 10 mins + Cook: 30 mins = Total: 40 mins
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons of your favorite butter alternative
1/4 cup stevia
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 Granny Smith apple – peeled, cored and sliced
1/8 cup rice milk
In a medium saucepan, fill it with the two sweet potatoes and enough water to cover them both. Bring your water to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Now, let them simmer for about 20 minutes (or until they’re tender).
Next, remove the potatoes from the skillet, drain them and set them to the side.
Now, grab a small saucepan and toss in your alternative butter. (We prefer Melt Organic Buttery Spread around here).
Set the heat to low and let the “butter” melt a bit. Next, mix in the stevia, cinnamon, and allspice. Now it’s time to add the apple slices.
Once you do, cover everything and let it simmer for around 5 minutes (or until the apples are tender).
Next, mix your apple mixture into the same bowl as your drained sweet potatoes along with the rice milk. Grab an electric mixer or a fork and mix everything until the potatoes are mashed.
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 Small Bowl
Per Serving: 105 Calories, 5g Fat, 24g Carbohydrates, 9g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 1g Protein
Believe me when I say this is one tasty treat. You can eat this as a side dish or even as a handy midday snack — whatever you want.
And the best part is…the health benefits are undeniable.
Because apples and sweet potatoes are rich sources of pectin — a fiber capable of resolving constipation and other stomach discomforts. (1)
Plus, this dish is incredibly easy to prepare for big family get-togethers (just multiply it so you can feed a crowd).
Or, head to your local grocer and track down some fruits and healthy carbs and come up with your own unique combo.
I think you’ll love the end result. (I know we did.)
(1) Brouns F, et al. 2018. “Cholesterol-Lowering Properties Of Different Pectin Types In Mildly Hyper-Cholesterolemic Men And Women. – Pubmed – NCBI “. Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov. Accessed December 10 2018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22190137