Sweet Potato Bars
Are you looking for a healthier alternative to Thanksgiving dessert? Try these Sweet Potato Bars. There is sugar from the maple syrup, but this is a nutrient dense dessert and it is yummy! The sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carotenes and vitamins C and B6. Besides boosting antioxidants in the body, sweet potatoes help stabilize blood sugar levels and improve the response to the hormone insulin.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 80 minutes plus 2 hours to chill
Adapted from: Rebecca Katz, The Longevity Kitchen
Avon Manney, D.O.
11/16/2016 04:17:04 pm
11/16/2016 05:10:46 pm
Thank you for the question. Carob chips are fine to use if you are sensitive to chocolate. Carob does not contain stimulants, like caffeine, but it also does not contain the flavanols that are in chocolate. Dark chocolate chips taste better (of course I love chocolate) and offer health benefits (if they can be tolerated). Also, be sure to keep an eye on how much sugar is in the product. In regards to the oil, I like palm oil, but not palm kernel oil. They both come from palm trees, but the palm oil comes from the palm fruit and is more easily extracted whereas the palm kernel oil is extracted from the palm seed and is extracted with a gasoline-like hydrocarbon solvent. In addition, palm oil is healthier than palm kernel oil due to its high antioxidant content. Hope that helps answer your question.
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