Healthier Holiday Meals

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Healthier Holiday Meal Options

Are you tired of dieting each New Year after pigging out over the holidays? Ditch the old song and game; change up the menu!

Instead of green bean casserole, try green beans with feta and dill. Switch out the sweet potato soufflé for yummy baked apples and sweet potatoes. Try a zippy corn chowder for a warm, savory treat.

Try A Healthy Baked Apples Recipe

For the Baked Apples and Sweet Potatoes recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 medium apples
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Begin by boiling the sweet potatoes in 2 inches of water until almost tender. Cool potatoes, then peel and slice. Peel, core and slice apples.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a casserole dish with a small amount of margarine. Layer potatoes on the bottom of the dish. Add a layer of apple slices. Sprinkle some sugar, salt, and tiny pieces of margarine over the apple layer. Repeat layers of potatoes, apples, sugar, salt and margarine. Sprinkle top with nutmeg.

Mix the hot water and honey together. Pour over top of casserole. Bake for 30 minutes.

This recipe yields six one-cup servings. Nutrition Analysis: 300 calories, 8 grams fat, 59 grams carbohydrate, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 320 milligrams sodium.

Did you like this Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud recipe? Find more delicious, nutritious recipes like this at Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud, or contact the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service at (502) 222-9453.

Written by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant. Reviewed by Chris Duncan, Family & Consumer Science Agent.

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