These Clean Eating Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Balls are a nice little twist to a traditional sweet potato casserole at your next holiday family gathering.
With only 4 clean, real food ingredients, they are much healthier, super easy to make and are perfect for portion control!
I’ve made them with rolled in chopped pecans, plain and even rolled in a cinnamon + sugar mixture which is really good.
Traditional sweet potato casserole usually contains unhealthy ingredients like the following:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients:
Typical Ingredients: 3 cups sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup milk and for the topping: 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, pecans
That’s a lot of dairy (eggs, butter, milk) and refined sugar and white flour.
This healthier version uses just 4 clean, real food ingredients and they’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly and contain no refined sugar.
Want more healthy side dish recipes? Check out Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Smoked Paprika Habanero Sauce, Garlic and Shallot Fingerling Potatoes, Rosemary and Garlic Sweet Potato Medallions or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack and side dish recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Sweet Potatoes:*
- contains anti-inflammatory properties
- contains 2 g of vegan protein
- contains 4 g of fiber
- high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B5 and vitamin B6
- excellent source of potassium, copper and manganese
5 Fast Facts About Pecans:*
- contains naturally occurring anti-oxidants
- helps to lower cholesterol
- high quality source of protein
- contains more 19 vitamins and minerals
- excellent source of vitamin E
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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