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Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Strips November 11, 2014

Jamie says: I love fall. The weather, the celebrating (my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving), and let’s be real, the food- pumpkin and spice and everything nice! And so, I was inspired to make these Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Strips, and I hope you are, too…

Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Strips

Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Strips

Kid-friendly, dietitian-approved.

Not your average side of fries...

Not your average side of fries…

They’re sweet and salty and a little spicy/zesty from the blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Yum!

Sweet and salty with a taste of autumn

Sweet and salty with a taste of autumn

Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Strips

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz mixed sweet potatoes (Natural Beauty organic)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • dash ground cloves
  • dash ground nutmeg
  • dash salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar, divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into strip and place in a large glass baking dish (Pyrex).
  3. Drizzle with canola oil and sprinkle with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Bake for 35 minutes until soft.
  4. Top with a dash of salt and sugar. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Servings: 2

Nutrition note: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is great for night vision (tell the kids they will have superhero see-in-the-dark powers). Leave the skin on for extra fiber for fullness.

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Teriyaki Chicken Wings & Drumsticks December 12, 2010

Teriyaki Chicken Wings & Drumsticks

Jamie says:  This weekend I went to a Secret Santa gift exchange with the ladies in my dietetics program.  I brought chicken wings for my appetizer contribution since they have some protein and tend to be a popular party option.  I modified the recipe for Emperor Chicken Wings recipe from Newman’s Own.

Teriyaki Chicken Wings & Drumsticks

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 1/4 lb chicken wings
  • 3/4 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup Newman’s Own Marinade Teriyaki

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  In a medium bowl, combine garlic salt, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and freshly ground pepper. 
  2. Using non-stick cooking spray, to grease two baking sheets (or dishes). 
  3. Rinse drumsticks and chicken wings and pat dry.  Roll drumsticks  in the mixed spices and place on the baking sheets.  Begin baking drumsticks, then repeat process with chicken wings.  Cook for about 55 minutes or until done. 
  4. Toss with teriyaki marinade.  Serves: 8 appetizers.  Enjoy!

I like the combination of dry rub and sauce.  The pepper adds a nice kick.  They all went and the group seemed to like them, too.

  • Nutrition note:  Restaurants usually deep-fry chicken wings.  Bake your own for a healthier, yet equally tasty, option.