My Mom’s favorite side dish is my Boston Market Style Sweet Potatoes. These are a healthier version that are great for dessert as well as during the main meal. They are really yams but we still call them sweet potatoes(: If you make these they are sure to please and you’ll never eat the ones from Boston Market again!
Healthier Boston Market Style Sweet Potatoes
6 cups mashed organic yams(about 6 potatoes)
3/4 cup rapadura or sucanat
1/2 cup organic cream
1/2 cup melted, organic butter
2 pastured eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp organic cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 cups natural marshmallows-completely optional-they taste awesome without them(can be homemade or from stores like Whole Foods)
-You could also use organic marshmallow fluff from Toonie Moonie.
Rub olive oil, butter, or coconut oil on the outside of the washed and dried yams. Bake them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 60-70 minutes until tender. Allow to cool enough to handle and peel the skins off. Place the insides into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add rapadura or sucanat, cream, butter, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into the yams and mix well. Pour the mixture into a buttered 13″x9″ baking dish and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Pour marshmallows into yams and swirl until melted. Sprinkle with a little rapadura or sucanat and serve.
Yum! All this talking about food is making me want Thanksgiving dinner all over again!
Sarah is a wife, mom of 4, farm owner, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also an Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey and Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).