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2 Sweet potatoes Sliced into Rounds
Low Fat Herbed Goat Cheese
1 Cup Pecans
3/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
It’s amazing how you can make a recipe better-for-you by swapping out specific ingredients. For example, when I sautéed the sweet potato rounds in this recipe, I swapped out Mazola Corn Oil instead of using other cooking oils. Mazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy choice for your family. Variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.
Now, we will toast the almonds:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast them for around 5 minutes. (Watch them carefully as they are easily scorched.)
- Allow almonds to cool, then chop on a cutting board or with a food processor.
Ingredient Swap Two:
I also swapped out regular goat cheese with a low fat variety. How easy is that? Place your oven on the high broil setting. Spread the herbed goat cheese on each sweet potato round and place in the oven for 2 minutes. Once the cheese has melted and is warm, remove from oven.
Ingredient Swap Three:
The final ingredient swap that I did to make this recipe better-for-you is using honey in place of the regular sugar or maple syrup that I usually use. Honey is full of antioxidants, which neutralize free-radicals in the body and have cell damage protecting properties. Honey is also high in memory and energy enhancing Vitamin B-6 and immune system boosting Vitamin C. Sprinkle each sweet potato round with the chopped almonds and cranberries. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.
Mazola Corn Oil has a smoke point higher than most cooking oils at 450°F and performs well in a variety of cooking applications, including stir-frying, sautéing, grilling and even baking. Many home cooks may not realize that all cooking oils have a smoke point that, once exceeded, it negatively affects the food’s flavor and nutritional value.
Next time you’re preparing a recipe, be sure to consider possible better-for-you swap outs, such as using Mazola Corn Oil.