Recipe: Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Saute


OK.  I’m going to be honest.  I feel like I’m cheating here.  This was NOT submitted by a fellow Mama In Motion, nor is it something I have EVER cooked.  Yes, I clipped it from the internet.   If anybody chooses to make it and it sucks, please let me know so I’ll know NOT to go back to that same source.  I’m also not sure how kid-friendly this is, but I thoughht the sweet potato might tip the kiddos to try it.   There is some spice to this so maybe tone it down a bit to make more kid-friendly.

This entire recipe is sourced from:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=186

Enjoy and if you happen to make it please send me feedback!

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Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Sauté

Enjoy the combination of spices that gives this spinach and sweet potato dish a unique flavor. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables around and the sweet potatoes add fiber and an extra dose of health-promoting carotenoids to this dish. Enjoy!

Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Sauté Prep and Cook Time: 35 minutesIngredients:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 oz frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
  • This salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop onions and mince garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a large stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
  3. Add seasonings and lemon juice and stir to mix thoroughly. Add broth and sweet potatoes. Simmer covered over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover to allow sauce to thicken and cook another couple minutes.
  4. Press water out of spinach and add to sweet potatoes. Cook uncovered for a few more minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Add cilantro, salt, and pepper.
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