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Sweet & Savoury Roasted Yams

April 15, 2011

This is another easy-hit in our home. I’m all about the easy hits when it comes to: a) filling my child’s belly, and, b) getting some nutrition in her. Since she seems to have a repulsion for fruit (we’re making some slow progress in this area, but not enough to blog about yet!) I try to cook with veggies that have some similar nutrients and vitamins. Yams are high in Vitamin C and a helluva lot better for us than orange juice.

This recipe is very similar to Nanny’s Roasted Potatoes and you could even do a mix of the two if you are feeling like you need a good potato fill.

Sweet & Savoury Roasted Yams

1-2 small or medium sized yams (more or less depending on how many people you are serving at dinner. This is an excellent side dish for holiday meals and/or your boring ol’ chicken night).

Olive oil, butter, honey, Paprika, Salt

I peel and then cube the yams and if I’m doing this hours before making the meal, just place in a bowl of cold water. When ready to prepare and bake, I place the yams on a large cookie sheet (I use my Pampered Chef clay bake). I drizzle oil over the yams, and melt a small portion (again depends on quantity of yams) of butter and pour over top. Just enough for a light coating.

Drizzle some honey on the yams – not too much – and sprinkle some paprika and salt for flavour.

Bake  until golden tender and carmelized. Serve with a smile and a friendly reminder that if your picky kid doesn’t eat her/his yams, then no dessert. I am not above threats.  🙂

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    April 16, 2011 5:18 am

    Simone is NO picky eater. 🙂

    • April 16, 2011 7:08 am

      She’s improving….finally! But still won’t have anything to do with fruit, which blows my mind! How goes the food battle(s) in your household? Any new wins or big challenges?

  2. April 20, 2011 4:49 am

    Also nice as oven baked fries. You can slice them as thin as you like and sprinkle a little sea salt (I have a salt addict in my small fry) and even a little rosemary…Really yummy and our peanut can eat tons of them too! (Actually any type of chip type item…oh dear…)

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