Make this holiday favorite just as mouth-watering without using the marshmallows or sugar.
Roast maple-glazed red garnet sweet potatoes (often mistakenly called yams) at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until tender.
To intensify the natural sweetness, cut your sweet potatoes into one-inch pieces, and lightly coat with virgin olive oil, before you roast them.
Add the maple syrup, organic butter, orange juice, vanilla, Himalayan sea salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Bake for another 20 minutes.
Take out and present in a serving dish!
The Bone Health Bonus
Sweet potatoes are a top source of beta-carotene (the precursor for vitamin A). And when you add olive oil, the fat significantly increases absorption of beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes' antioxidants, called anthocyanins, have potent anti-inflammatory properties. These are beneficial for bone and joint health:in studies, sweet potatoes reduced NF-kB, iNOS and COX-2– all of which are markers of inflammation.