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Friday, December 15, 2017

Scrumptious, Easy Holiday Side Dish

Quick, easy, flavorful, and nutrient-rich, this satisfying sweet potatoes and spinach recipe provides vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. The roasted onions and dried cranberries add a delicious sweetness to every bite.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Baby Spinach
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 sweet onion, preferably red
  • 1/2 -1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon sodium free herb blend or substitute your favorite herbs:  ½ – 1 tsp dried thyme or 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, 1 tsp dried rosemary or ½ Tablespoon fresh, and dried garlic to taste or 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • ¼ – 1/2 cup dried cranberries, as desired

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Scrub and cut sweet potatoes into ½ by 1 inch cubes. Chop onion.
In a bowl, mix olive oil and seasonings with sweet potatoes and onions and spread on large baking sheet in single layer.
Roast 25 – 30 minutes, until brown.
Remove from oven and toss in an oven proof bowl with spinach and dried cranberries.
Put bowl in oven for a few minutes to further wilt the spinach.


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