Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving - Glazed Yams with Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Why wait until the new year to start making healthier choices, when you can start now and be that much further ahead in the Spring of 2014!! Most folks worry that they will "miss out" on the meals that they look forward each year. But, believe it or not, it's entirely possible to put together a mouth-watering feast that allows you to maintain your nutritional integrity—while keeping your Great Unlce Sal coming back for seconds. Many people overindulge and pack on the pounds over the holidays, but I want to share a mini series giving you healthy alternative preparations of the traditional American holiday staples. Of course, I don't necessarily suggest you use this as an excuse to gorge yourself, and its still important to be portion conscious Thanskgiving will be her in just under 2 weeks, so its the perfect time to prepare.
 
 
Glazed Yams with Cinnamon and Nutmeg 
    (Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup each)
 
Total Time: 1 hr. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 60 min.

Ingredients:

  1. 2½ lbs. medium yams, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
  2. 1 tsp. sea salt, divided use
  3. 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  4. 2 Tbsp. 100% orange juice
  5. 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  6. 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  7. 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  8. ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  9. ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  10. ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange yams in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Season evenly with ¼ tsp. salt. Set aside.
  3. Combine orange peel, orange juice, lemon juice, butter, and honey in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
  4. Pour orange juice mixture over yams; toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with remaining ¾ tsp. salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  6. Bake yams, stirring occasionally, for 50 to 60 minutes, or until fork tender, enjoy!!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
CaloriesFatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumCarbsFiberSugarProtein
1383 g2 g8 mg198 mg27 g4 g3 g1 g

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