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Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

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Thanksgiving is almost here, can you believe it? While many folks associate this holiday with unhealthy eating, we wanted to share some recipes to prove that you can host a beautiful meal that’s full of nutrients and tastes amazing! These two recipes are sure to surprise and delight any set of taste buds this holiday season. Enjoy!

Loaded Sweet Potatoes | Healthy Thanksgiving Sides | Mamma Chia

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. While oven is preheating, wash your sweet potatoes and dry them using a paper towel. Let them sit for about 10 minutes.
  3. Using a fork, pierce each sweet potato at least five times. Wrap each sweet potato in foil and place in oven. Bake for 45 min to 1 hour. Baking time will depend on the size of your potatoes. To check if they are done, squeeze one of the potatoes in an oven mitt protected hand and insert a sharp knife or fork into the center. The knife should glide easily through the potato.
  4. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and remove foil. Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise and mash the flesh of the sweet potato with a fork to soften.
  5. Top with greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, granola, pepitas and any other topping you or your guests fancy! Peanut butter, nuts or dried cranberries make wonderful toppings, too!
  6. Enjoy!

Loaded Sweet Potatoes | Healthy Thanksgiving Sides | Mamma Chia

Balsamic Glazed Chia Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Glazed Chia Brussels SproutsIngredients:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. organic brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp. Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds (black or white)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. organic Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. purified water
  • 3 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. To make the sauce, combine chia seeds with water, balsamic and mustard. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Cut off the brown ends of your brussels sprouts, then cut in half lengthwise.
  4. Toss the brussels sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the balsamic mustard sauce and toss again.
  5. Place brussels sprouts on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and roast for about 30-40 minutes. Dark, crispy outer leaves are normal.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Sprinkle with additional chia seeds to garnish. Please note: some of the balsamic chia sauce may clump while baking. Feel free to remove the chia clumps prior to serving.
  7. Enjoy!

Balsamic Glazed Chia Brussels Sprouts | Healthy Thanksgiving Sides | Mamma Chia

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