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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries


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    6 cups (1.5 L) 1 in/2.5 cm cubed sweet potatoes, peel on
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
    1 tsp (5 mL) onion powder
    1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) granulated sugar

    Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

    Line a 13 x 9 in (3.5 L) metal pan with wet parchment paper.

    In a medium bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the canola oil.

    In a separate bowl, mix together the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and the sugar.

    Sprinkle over sweet potatoes and toss till well coated. Pour into pan and arrange in a single layer.

    Roast for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Serve.

    Makes four 1 cup (250 mL) servings

    Each 1 cup (250 mL) serving contains: 240 calories, 7 g total fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 130 mg sodium, 42 g chol., 7 g fibre, 4 g protein

    source: "Yam Scam", alive #301, November 2007


    Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries



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