Balsamic & Pineapple Glazed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

Friday, March 29, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

Can you believe it's already Easter?  It really seemed to sneak up on us this year!  One of our favorite Easter traditions is to serve up a ham and pineapple.  This year we wanted to create the perfect healthy side dish to compliment these yummy flavors!  This is what we came up with, and boy was this a sweet and delicious dish.  We decided to put a little spin on the ever popular sweet potato casserole.  Sweet potato casserole's are typically packed with butter, cream and lots of sugar.  You know by now you won't find any of those items on our ingredient list ;)

We skinnied this dish down by using half sweet potatoes and half carrot sticks.  Roasted carrots are just as sweet and by subbing out half of our potatoes we cut the calorie count drastically!  We made a quick and easy glaze to flavor up our potato and carrot combination.  We simply tossed balsamic vinegar, fresh pineapple, garlic and olive oil in the food processor and blended away!  This is a really tasty glaze and would be a wonderful glaze for any protein in the future :)

That's all there is to it!  Simply pour the glaze all over the potatoes and carrots and bake to a golden brown perfection.  This is a super easy dish to prepare, which is wonderful as it allows plenty of time to prepare the rest of your meal!

Hope you enjoy this healthy, sweet and savory side dish everyone :)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves 4
Calories: 193
Fat: 3.9 grams
Carbs: 38.7 grams
Dietary fiber: 7.0 grams
Protein: 2.5 grams

2 large sweet potatoes
1 pound carrot sticks
1 red onion
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tbsp olive oil
Freshly ground pepper

Let's get cooking!
1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2.  Chop up carrots and sweet potatoes into thin 'fry-like' strips.  Thinly slice red onion.  Toss 3 ingredients into baking dish
3.  Toss balsamic, pineapple, garlic and olive oil into food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth
4.  Pour glaze over ingredients in baking dish.  Toss to evenly distribute glaze over all ingredients.  Add freshly ground pepper to dish and stir
5.  Bake in oven for approx one hour.  Toss every 15 minutes to distribute glaze

Serves 4 healthy portions!

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  1. This sounds so yummy! I'm going to try and convince my family that we should try it!

    1. Thanks Christine! If you try it, we would love to know what you think! Hope you enjoy :)

  2. Another great recipe! I can't wait to try this one next week...I LOVE balsamic and anything that goes along with it! Thanks fr linking up to frugalfitfamily! I shared this on twitter!

    1. Thanks so much Heather! Of course, thanks for hosting :)

  3. This looks delicious! I'm going to make it over the weekend! I found your blog at the Bigfoot Tribe.

  4. This looks crazy good and I have it all at home! Making tonight!

    1. Would love to hear what you thought! Hope you enjoyed :)

  5. This looks amazing! Can't wait to see more of your yummy recipes :)

    xoxo Jamie

  6. Yummy! I can't wait to try this out. So glad it is healthy too!


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  8. It sounds really great. And it's healthy too!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  9. Yum! I've never thought of using carrots as a sub before, can't wait to try that!

  10. bringing this as a healthy side to an unhealthy Easter dinner! THANKS!!


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