Corned Beef and Sweet Potato Hash

As soon as corned beef went on sale at our local grocery story, my hubby and I jumped on it and purchased one right away. We love slow cooking corned beef for St. Paddy’s day, but wanted to start even earlier this year to be able to make delicious meals out of the leftovers for the week. Our favorite method is going low and slow in the crockpot for 10 long hours, along with potatoes, carrots and cabbage, and drenching it in Bud Light instead of water, for a buttery rich flavor. So insane! We’ve tried it with Guinness as well, but love the flavors the Bud Light develops even more.

As far as leftover recipes, our favorites are grilled Reuben sandwiches and Corned Beef Hash. There’s not really much I can do to make a Reuben very healthy, so I opted for a healthy take on Corned Beef Hash by using wholesome sweet potatoes. It was absolutely delicious, and that touch of sweetness from the potatoes really complimented the corned beef. Top it off with a fried egg, and it’s the perfect breakfast!

 -Melanie

Health tips: Low fat, heart healthy, anti-inflammatory

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Grilled Citrus Herb Halibut with Tomato Butter and Smashed Sweet Potato

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I came across the original recipe in Food & Wine magazine and just fell in love. It’s very light already, but I made a few alterations to make it even healthier. The combination of the citrus flavor with the tarragon is just divine, and that tomato butter just takes it over the top…plus it’s pretty easy. You’ll want to marinate for 2 hours so remember to prepare ahead! This bright dish is perfect for the spring and summer seasons!

 -Mel

Health tips: Low carb, low fat, anti-inflammatory, heart healthy, diabetes friendly

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Streusel Crunch

I can’t believe the holidays are already here, and Thanksgiving just around the corner! It is definitely the time to indulge, but I actually think that there are many opportunities to share tasty dishes while also keeping it wholesome and healthy, especially with the season’s produce. Sweet potatoes are a favorite of many, and they are packed with vitamins and nutrients. Why not kick it up some and be a little bad since this glorious vegetable is so good!? Even if you’re not a big fan of sweet potatoes, this will change your mind! Share this dish with your family and friends this week!

-Mel

Health tips: Low fat, heart healthy, anti-inflammatory, kid friendly

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