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Healthy Recipes: Sweet Potatos and Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb. cauliflower florets
  • 3 tbsp. milk of choice
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish (or Instantly Fresh Parsley)

Preparation:
1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1 ½ -inch chunks.
2. In large pot with steam basket, steam sweet potatoes and cauliflower with 1 inch of water in bottom of pot. Vegetables will be ready in about 10-12 minutes, or when fork tender.
3. Place in large bowl and mash the potatoes and cauliflower with the milk. Stir in the Greek yogurt, garlic powder, salt and pepper. If too thick, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Recipe and photo courtesy of www.thefitfork.com

 

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted Almonds

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients:

  • ~ 30 Brussels sprouts
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale
  • ¾ cup almonds, toasted and chopped
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Preparation:
1. Remove the stem and finely shred the Brussels sprouts. Using a mandolin or food processor works great for fine shredding.
2. Remove the stems from the kale leaves and stack. Tightly roll into a large pile, starting at the end, finely shred the kale leaves so they look like ribbons. Place the kale and Brussels sprouts in a large bowl.
3. Whisk together the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic clove and Dijon mustard. Combine until the mustard is dissolved in the liquid. Slowly whisk the olive oil into the lemon/Dijon mixture. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
4. Add the dressing to the kale/Brussels sprouts bowl and toss for 3-4 minutes until the kale and Brussels sprouts are wilted. Gently toss in the chopped almonds and Parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if needed.

Recipe and photo courtesy of www.delishknowledge.com

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