Recipe: Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

Sweet Potatoes are my favorite starch and the perfect time to have them is during the holiday season. I love sweet potato casserole but hate the high sugar in canned yams, marshmallows, and cinnamon sugar seasoning. Here is a LGC exclusive recipe for you Lean Girls who are looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole.

6 sweet potatoes
6 oz fresh cranberries (or half a bag)
1/4 cup of raw pecans
1/2 cup- 3/4 cup raw agave nectar
1 tbsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel sweet potatoes and chop into 1″ pieces.
2. Combine chopped sweet potatoes, pecans, and cranberries in baking dish. Mix 1/2 cup agave nectar with 1/8 cup water. Stir mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle cinnamon and cloves in baking dish.
3. Bake in oven for one hour or until sweet potatoes and soft. Stir occasionally ensuring that potatoes are covered and baking in agave syrup.

4. Serves 8-10. 154 calories per serving.