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When I think sweet potatoes, I immediately think radiant skin and well-nourished insides.  Sweet potatoes are a comfort food for a reason; they contain the minerals iron and magnesium which both help to reduce stress.  They also play an important role in our immune system functioning, providing a bounty of vitamins like B6, C and D.  The added bonus is that they are extremely versatile!  Make them sweet or savory, throw them on a salad or in a casserole, bake them, grill them, puree them, saute them or mash them!  There are so many options you can certainly find a way to get sweet potatoes into the diets of even the pickiest eaters.

yam and cranberry

This is one of our favorite casseroles.  The tart cranberries compliment the sweet potatoes nicely.  Adding nuts can add variety to the texture, which is great, but not if you plan to send leftover for lunches to a nut-free school.  My work-around on this one has been to stir in some nuts to individual servings as we dish it up at home, so as to keep the rest of the casserole safe to send in lunchboxes.

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Casserole
Serves 8
This one is a crowd-pleaser! Loaded with veggies but tastes of cinnamon, moist goodness.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
164 calories
31 g
0 g
5 g
2 g
0 g
133 g
49 g
18 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
133g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164
Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 49mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
140%
Vitamin C
29%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 medium/large sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and cut into 1 - 1.5" cubes (approx. 2.5 - 3 lbs.)
  2. 3 cups fresh cranberries (approx. 12 oz.)
  3. 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  4. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  5. 1 small orange peeled, sectioned and cut into bite-size pieces
  6. 1/4 cup orange juice
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  9. 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  10. salt to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except sweet potatoes in 2 qt. casserole dish.
  2. Stir and bake uncovered at 375 for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time.
  3. Stir in sweet potatoes and bake until hot through, approx. 15 minutes.
Notes
  1. Use local, organic ingredients when possible.
  2. For a time-saver, canned yams may be substituted.
Adapted from Ruby B. on Key Ingredient App
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calories
164
fat
5g
protein
2g
carbs
31g
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Adapted from Ruby B. on Key Ingredient App
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  1. This recipe looks fantastic. I’m definitely going to prepare this one soon. Thanks for including me in your subscription. I may not acknowledge it as often as I’d like but I appreciate the recipes and blogs. Keep it up!
    Chris

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