Its November…and in my book that means its time for THANKSGIVING (my favorite holiday) and Sweet Potatoes!!!
During the Holiday Season we are all trying to find ways to snack healthier and find ways to add the flavors of the season without going overboard. I mean long gone are the days that you could eat and eat and eat without gaining weight! And that starting fresh at the beginning of the year, let me tell you is a recipe for disaster (believe me its been my new year’s resolution for YEARS)…This year was no different, but this year I changed my eating patterns to eat healthier and not deprive myself of things I like but rather eating within moderation. I’ve given it a “good-go” and my weight has been up and down this year but I can say its a constant battle but the one thing I am doing this year is TRYING…whereas, in previous years if I fell off that was it…
So I come today to share a fun, healthy recipe for this Thanksgiving Season!
I’m not real big on the Pumpkin Craze…however, I am all about the SWEET POTATOES!! I LOVE them!!
And coming from someone that literally has to force myself to eat vegetables!!! I am doing better since I have ways to find way to eat them that I like but believe me I have come A LONG WAY!!!
Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus Dip
Chef Anthony Stewart from Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa
Pritikin’s health resort is nestled in a private enclave, a gracious work of Italianate architecture, and is surrounded by 650 acres of tropical paradise in Miami. Amenities include swimming pools, five championship golf courses, tennis courts, and meditative labyrinths (website).
15 Ounces Garanzo Beans, Cooked and Drained
¼ Cup Lemon, Juiced
1 Tablespoon Garlic, (Fresh) Minced
1/8 Cup Parsley, (Fresh) Chopped
¼ Bunch Dill, (Fresh) Chopped
1 Cup Sweet Potato, Roasted and Peeled
1 Dash Tabasco
1/8 Teaspoon White Pepper
½ Cup Celery, Chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wrap a scrubbed, rinsed and sliced sweet potato in aluminum foil and bake for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until soft.
- Allow potato to cool.
- Puree all ingredients together in a food processor.
- Add water if hummus is too thick.
- Serve with sliced vegetables.