Friday, January 24, 2014
Sweet Potatoes in Orange Sauce
It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to make a delicious sweet potato recipe. Fresh sweet potatoes are really simple to make. A perfect side for just about about any meal, these nutrient dense powerhouses are loved by everyone . High in fiber, low in fat and sugars, and full of immune building antioxidants , sweet potatoes are a perfect choice to please all kinds of eaters : gluten free, vegetarians, vegans, carnivores.
If you are trying to eat healthier, but are short time, add sweet potatoes to your weekly menus . They are relatively inexpensive, and can be kept for two weeks before using them. Athletic trainers recommend them for excellent energy while keeping calories down. Keep them on hand, so they are available whenever you want the benefits of real food but are in a hurry.
The easiest way to prepare this vegetable is to simply wash it, pierce it with a fork a few times and bake in a preheated oven on 400 degrees for about 35 - 45 minutes depending on the size. or if you microwave - about 4 minutes ) . When done baking, slice down the middle and Add some creamy butter and a little cinnamon or just eat plain. It's delicious, nutritious, and satisfying.
I also like to peel and bake sliced sweets in a casserole dish with an orange juice sauce. It's also easy and delicious.
Fast and Easy Casserole Ingredients
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 large apple of any variety, peeled and sliced
1 cup orange juice
Optional: 10 pitted prunes cut in half
6 shakes of cinnamon
Place sliced sweet potato and top with sliced apple into a casserole dish
Pour the orange juice over the slices, sprinkle with cinnamon
Add prunes if desired( I made these optional because you may not have any on hand and it takes good with or without prunes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and then bake the casserole for about 40 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft. Stir and baste with the orange juice from the bottom. Serve hot or room temperature.
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