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Here’s a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner that’s healthy and yummy!  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1T oil (canola, avocado or coconut)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup mini marshmallows
  • 2T organic butter
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage or ¾ tsp dried

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425°F. Make crosswise cuts every ⅛ to ¼ inch along each sweet potato, slicing almost to the bottom but not all the way through. Place the potatoes in an 8-inch-square baking dish. Brush all over with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake the potatoes until very tender, about 1¼ hours. When the potatoes are tender, remove from the oven and carefully stuff a few marshmallows into the cuts. (It helps to squish the marshmallows a bit so they’re small enough to fit into the cuts.) Return to the oven and continue baking until the marshmallows are lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add sage and cook, gently swirling, until the butter is browned, about 3 minutes. Drizzle the sage butter over the sweet potatoes. Serve warm.  Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Info:

Serving size: ½ sweet potato
Per serving: 163 calories; 9 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 11,139 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 26 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 320 mg sodium; 274 mg potassium

Reference:  www.eatingwell.com