In this yummy dish, sweet potatoes move from merely a side dish to healthy, delicious dessert. The flavors blend for a treat to satisfy any sweet tooth and provide lots of healthy fiber and vitamin A. Winning!
2 sweet potatoes 2@$0.79
1 large apple email@example.com
Slivered Almonds $2.23
Canola Oil 1 tablespoon
Total Time: 2 hours to cook, 5 minutes to prep
Total Cost: $4.87
Price per serving: $1.22
Cover the bottom of the slow-cooker with water (about 1/2 cup) and place washed potatoes in the pot. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. This technique is easy and does not require heating the often or using the microwave for 20 minutes. The skin peels off very easily.
When the potatoes are soft, remove them and allow them to cool for a few minutes before peeling. While they cool, heat the oil over low heat in a sauce pan. When heated, add the slivered almonds and lightly toast. Turn off the burner but leave them in the pan to stay warm while you prepare the dish. Cut the apple into small pieces.
Remove the skin from the potatoes and place in a medium sized bowl. Mash the potatoes using a fork or electric mixer. As you mash them, sprinkle in cinnamon and cayenne pepper to taste.
Place the potatoes on the dessert plate and top with the apple bits and warm slivered almonds. Enjoy your amazing and healthy dessert!
FOOD IS MEDICINE: The cinnamon is great to stabilize blood sugar while the cayenne pepper helps speed metabolism. The sweet potatoes are full of Vitamin A (one cup has 700% of the RDA) and a full 7 grams of fiber to keep you full longer.
Bio: Dr. Jennifer Hanes is a nationally recognized, board certified physician in Austin, Texas. She has lost over seventy pounds, without pills or surgery, and outlines those secrets in her upcoming book, The Princess Plan (Nov 2012). You can learn more at www.DrHanes.com