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This easy healthy eating sweet potato harvest recipe is one of my favorites because despite my love for cheesecakes, brownies, and cookies, I am really trying to help my family eat healthier.
We challenged our kids to not eat sugar from now until the end of the year, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas when we have traditional treats. My youngest, who is a huge treat lover, asked if we could go shopping for some healthy “treats”. So I said yes, and we headed off to Sam’s Club to stock up on some good-for-us stuff. He chose oranges and mandarins, and I chose sweet potatoes and sweet mini peppers. Both sweet without the sugar!
I love sweet potatoes, but after trying Paleo and Whole 30 with my sisters I can honestly say I was running out of ways to make them and keep them interesting and appealing!
I made this Sweet Potato Harvest with some of my favorite things, and some additional flavors, while keeping it healthy, easy, and delicious!
Easy Healthy Eating Sweet Potato Harvest
- 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes cubed
- 1/2 cup pecans shelled halves
- 1 Tbs orange zest
- 1 small yellow onion chopped
- 4 tablespoons melted butter If Paleo, substitute coconut oil
- 1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing
- 1 Tbs hot sauce more if desired
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3-5 sweet mini peppers chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together in a 9 x 13-inch greased casserole pan.
- Bake covered for 1 hour.
- Remove top and stir.
- Bake an additional 15 minutes, or until tender and browned.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
The black pepper, orange zest, and pecans add some additional flavor, and keep it Paleo approved. This makes this dish a great one for sticking with New Year’s Resolutions and healthy eating!
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