Healthy Recipes for a Vegan Pregnancy : Sides (part 15) - Gingered and Pralined Sweet Potatoes, Garlic and Gingered Green Beans

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Gingered and Pralined Sweet Potatoes

Keep this recipe handy during the holiday season. Who needs marshmallows anyway?

SERVES 4

4 sweet potatoes, baked

14 cup soy creamer or soymilk

14 cup orange juice

12 teaspoon salt

12 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons vegan margarine

13 cup maple syrup

13 cup flour

13 cup crystallized (candied) ginger

Folic Acid: 

Vitamin B12: NA

Protein: 

Iron: 

Zinc: 

Calcium: 

Vitamin D: NA

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mash together the sweet potatoes, soy creamer or soymilk, orange juice, and salt until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a lightly greased casserole dish.

3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and spread over the top of the sweet potatoes.

4. Bake for 30 minutes.

Per Serving

Calories: 436 | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 443mg | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 5g

Why Aren t Marshmallows Vegan?

They aren’t even technically vegetarian! Marshmallows contain gelatin, which is extracted from boiled animal bones or hides. Online specialty stores and some natural-foods stores may stock vegan marshmallows, but candied ginger adds an elegant twist to this holiday favorite!

 

Garlic and Gingered Green Beans

Afraid of vampires? This garlicky recipe ought to scare them away.

SERVES 4

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger

12 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

Folic Acid: 

Vitamin B12: NA

Protein: 

Iron: 

Zinc: 

Calcium: 

Vitamin D: NA

1. Boil green beans in water for just 3–4 minutes; do not overcook. Or steam for 4–5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

2. Heat olive oil in a skillet with garlic, ginger, green beans, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3–4 minutes until garlic is soft.

3. Taste, and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Per Serving

Calories: 100 | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 2g

 

 
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