Friday, January 20, 2012

Sweet Potato Recipe

New years resolutions are here and in my effort to keep to mine, eating healthy, I am always on the look out for tasty recipe's.  I found a similar recipe on Martha for this sweet potato and Brussels sprout dish.  I made my own adjustments from what I had in the pantry.  Here is what I used:
1 sweet potato
6 Brussels sprouts
8 sliced dried shittake mushrooms
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Unsalted butter to taste
raisins sparingly
spoon of pumpkin seeds

Costco has had great produce and I picked up the best looking Brussels sprouts I have seen.  They also carry dried shittake mushroom's and I like to use their sea salt and pepper grinders.
Place the sweet potato in the microwave for about 6 minutes.  Half the Brussels sprouts and soak in cold water and salt for 5 minutes with mushrooms.  Towel dry and place in skillet with oil to saute on medium low heat for 10 minutes.  Add in salt and pepper place in sweet potato, sprinkle on raisins and seeds.  

This is a great vegetarian and gluten free lunch.  Since I have chosen to go gluten free this year with my kids, I have to get creative. 

In the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld she gives descriptions and details on healthy foods.  Sweet potato's help regulate blood sugar levels, add fiber and they are good for skin, eyes, and are rich in beta carotene and antioxidants.  I have also heard sweet potatoes are a super food to fight against cancer.

Deceptively Delicious, Jessica Seinfeld, Published by Collins 2007

Shittake mushrooms are also great for antioxidants, amino acids and omega 3+6.

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1 comment:

  1. I have a thing recently with sweet potatoes. I never thought about putting them with brussels sprouts. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking it up at last week's Allergy-Free Wednesdays. We hope to see you back again this week.
    ~Michelle, AFW Hostess