50 Holiday Foods You Shouldn't Eat
Packed with vitamins and fiber, sweet potatoes are a superfood. However, candied yams are a different story. Though the savory starch is the main component of this side dish, common recipes tell you to add up to six cups of sugar before you start baking, racking up a total of 38 grams per serving. The American Heart Association suggests that added sugar intake be limited to 25 grams per day for women and 37 grams per day for men. The side also tacks on over 400 calories to your plate.
Our sweet potato casserole is trimmed down and just right for the holidays. It has at least 7 less grams of sugar per serving, and butter is replaced with half-and-half, lowering the fat content.
Try this recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows
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