Baked Mashed Sweet Potato with Orange and Pecan
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 oranges , peeled, sectioned and roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp. rosemary , finely chopped
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup pecans , roughly chopped
Place sweet potatoes on a sheet tray and bake until tender, about 30 minutes (exact time varies depending on size).
Remove potato skins and mash with orange, rosemary, salt and pepper to taste.
Put mashed sweet potatoes in 1 large pan (or 4 individual ramekins) and sprinkle with pecans.
Bake until pecans are toasted, about 5 minutes.
Note: Round this out with 3 ounces of cooked fish, skinless poultry or lean meat and 1 cup of steamed vegetables with a spritz of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar.
Recipes from The Best Life Diet by Bob Greene, © 2009. Used by permission.