Wednesday, January 28, 2015

21 Day Fix Approved- Sweet Potato Puff Recipe


21 Day Fix Approved- Sweet Potato Puffs


I love sweet potatoes all year round. They are so good for you and a great choice for your yellow container.  Although they're soft and creamy enough to be put in pies and called dessert, sweet potatoes are also a surprisingly nutritious vegetable.

"Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids," said San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores. Plus, they're fat-free, relatively low in sodium and have fewer calories than white potatoes — although they do have more sugar.

Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A; a large one contains more than 100 percent of the daily recommended intake, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Vitamin A is an antioxidant powerhouse, and is linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention and the maintenance of good eyesight.  

This is one way I prepare them and they work great in the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan!

These are perfect for your yellow container- Sweet Potato Puffs

Sweet Potato Puff Recipe


Ingredients

3 large (about 2 pounds) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup coconut oil- softened
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup- grade B
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tsp granulated sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp ginger powder, if desired


Directions

1.) Place sweet potatoes in 3-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered about 20 minutes or until tender then drain.  

2.)  Heat oven to 425ºF. Mash potatoes in medium bowl until no lumps remain. I will use my hand immersion blender. Add remaining ingredients except 1 tablespoon coconut oil and the ginger. Beat vigorously until potatoes are fluffy.

3.) Drop potatoes by 1/3 cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, forming 8-10 mounds. (Or spoon potatoes into decorating bag and form 8-10 rosettes.)

4.) Brush 1 tablespoon coconut oil over potatoes. Bake about 15 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with ginger.

While they stay refrigerated ok, I like them fresh out of the oven!  It is like a yummy treat

21 Day Fix Exchange

If you are following the 21 Day Fix, one puff is 1 Yellow and 1 tsp.

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