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By Annie Scott, RD, LDN, MPH Community Outreach Registered Dietitian (CORD) Swedish Hospital – Part of NorthShore
Here’s a great health hack for your holiday table. Try using sweet potato instead of a cracker for your appetizer! Sweet potatoes are high in fiber (both soluble and insoluble fiber), minerals, and vitamins and rich in beta-carotene, which is a compound converted into Vitamin A. Goat cheese pairs well with this dish and is considered a lower fat cheese than other cheeses. Cranberries are high in antioxidants and adding nuts provides more protein for the appetizer.
For this recipe, you can use pecans or walnuts. Walnuts are a little higher in Omega 3.
If you don’t drink regular milk, try non-dairy options such as almond, soy or oat milk for the recipe.
Recipe adapted from Recipe Runner
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