First of all, I have to say WAY TO GO STEELERS!!! The Steelers got me thinking about black and gold and the colors of the food that we consume.
Color it nutritious! Healthy foods naturally come in a variety of colors each with their own set of vitamins and minerals. The goal is to eat foods across the rainbow.
On another note, here we are 4 weeks after Christmas and I am still dealing with some lingering sugar cravings. I admit, I overdid it with the Christmas cookies this year. Now, every time I walk into the kitchen I am tempted by that bag of chocolate chips leftover from holiday baking. They just sit there in my pantry. I take a few. I walk out of the kitchen. I go back a few minutes later. I take a few more. Yikes! It is so NOT cool to be on the sugar roller coaster!
What's a woman to do? Well, what I have found in the past is that when I incorporate naturally sweet foods into my diet, my taste for the super sweet foods tend to dwindle. They start to taste artificial. So, I practice what I preach to my clients and decide to make a sweet potato dessert that my mom and I came up with on Thanksgiving. It is so good and good for you! Check it out. Plus, this dish uses gold colored fruits and veggies (sweet potatoes and pineapple) and a black colored protein source (toasted walnuts)! Go Steelers!
Nutty Crushed Pineapple and Sweet Potato Bake
What You'll Need:
1 tablespoon oil (try coconut oil)
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 large can of pineapple in water (NOT syrup)
1 cup of crushed walnuts
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
I Think This Is What I Did:
Bake the chopped sweet potatoes with the coconut oil in a baking dish in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. While the potatoes are baking, pour the pineapple in a blender and blend until it is pureed. Mix in the cinnamon. In a frying pan, toast the walnuts for a few minutes. Be careful not to burn them. Once the potatoes are done, take them out of the oven. Pour the pineapple mixture on top and then top with the walnuts. Put back in the oven for a few minutes to warm back up. Enjoy!