Sweet-N-Healthy : Sugar Free

Thursday, March 10, 2011

So who out there adores sweet potatoes??? I know I do. Sweet potatoes are packed with flavor and they definitely don't skimp on healthy qualities either. I enjoy knowing that I get a great source of calcium, potassium, and vitamin A and C while enjoying the perfect amount of sweetness. So for the Sweet-N-Healthy Blogger Recipe Contest, I decided to make a Sweet Potato and Brussel Salad. This salad has no added sugars! Most of the salads we eat are packed with sugar so be ready to enjoy this nutritious creation! The ingredients in this salad are super healthy so you get to enjoy that sweet and savory without risking calories. The sweet potatoes and cinnamon add sweetness while playing off of the tart cherries and crunchy brussels and pecans. Whether served warm or chilled, this salad is a hit! Enjoy!!

Prep time: 20-25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Sweet Potato and Brussel Salad(4-6 servings)

2 sweet potatoes
1 1/2 lbs. Brussel sprouts
1/3 cup olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 tbl. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to season

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Rinse sweet potatoes, prick all over with a fork and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes until slighty tender. Peel away skin and chop. You should be able to easily chop the potatoes without them being mushy.

Slice the brussel sprouts, but be sure to leave off the bottoms and some of the core.

 In a skillet over medium-high heat, add in olive oil. Once oil is warmed, add in shallots and cinnamon. Cook for about 30 seconds.

It should look a lil something like this

Add in brussel sprouts and cook for 3-4 minutes.(The sprouts should still be a bright green)

Remove from heat, add in sweet potatoes, pecans,cherries, red wine vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

Toss and serve warm or chilled


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Jenn said...

I'm not much of a brussle sprout fan... but this looks fantastic. I think I'll have to give it a try.

Jacqui' said...

Thanks so much Jenn, seeing you're not that into brussels, Id give you all kinds of credit if you liked it.lol

Natalie said...

Found you through the Sunday Comment Love on FTLOB - I've never eaten brussel sprouts, but I'm going to try this. My partner has got the diabetes, and finding new low-sugar, high-good-for-you-stuff foods is hard!

Ms. Sarah said...

I will be trying this it looks so yummy.

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No. 7 said...

Oh.my.God. This looks so good! Just popped over from FTLOB.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

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Maegan said...

OMG this looks so good! I'm saving it to make this week, YUM!

I'm visitin gfrom FTLOB ... nice to meet you!

Maegan :)

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