Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey
Tyler Florence of the Food Network is one of my favorite chefs, and I have learned to perfect the flavors of the food I eat by watching Tyler’s Ultimate. Tuesday’s Honey Recipe is Tyler’s healthy alternative to the traditional Southern Sweet Potato Souffle for Thanksgiving. Instead of using honey from a honey bear purchased a the grocery store, we suggest you try our Wildflower or Orange Blossom Honey, as they mix well with spices like cinnamon. (Remember, the honey in stores is a mixture of different honeys, with no distinctive flavor notes.) We also suggest that you sprinkle the sweet potatoes with a little finishing salt just before you serve them.
Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?
When I did my research, I began to realize that sweet potatoes is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Did you know for example, that they are high in Vitamin C which strengthens your immune system? Here are some other benefits from our friends at care2.com: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-love-sweet-potatoes.html
- 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling potatoes after cooked
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Finishing Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a roasting tray. Drizzle the oil, honey, cinnamon, and pepper over the potatoes. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes in oven or until tender.
- Take sweet potatoes out of the oven and transfer them to a serving platter. Drizzle with more extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle the potatoes while warm with finishing salt.