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_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

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