Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Craisins and Nuts

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Enjoy this yummy recipe anytime of year, but keep it on hand for Thanksgiving too! For this recipe you may choose to mash the orange insides and then stuff it back in the skin or you can mash the whole potato. If you choose to mash the whole potato, don’t discard the skins! The skins are full of fiber and really good for your digestive system! Sweet potatoes are particularly high in vitamins A and C, and taste delicious too!

Enjoy this recipe from Paleo Leap

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 individual-sized sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, pecans, or other nuts you may have on hand
  • 1/3 cup craisins
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 Tbsp chives, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Pierce each sweet potato all over with a fork or a knife and wrap tightly in foil.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes in the oven and roast for 45 to 50 minutes; then take them out and let them cool down for about 15 min.
  4. Cut open each potato from end to end lengthwise. Keeping the skins intact, remove the flesh carefully with a spoon, and place the flesh in a big bowl.
  5. Mash the potato flesh with the coconut milk, the chives, and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stuff back each potato with an equal amount of the mashed filling, and top with nuts, dried craisins and apples.
  7. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top for extra flavor.

 

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

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  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
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