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Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Bar

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Bar.

I have developed almost 40 recipes for Litehouse and am loving every minute of it because I haven’t found a product that I didn’t like. My family could go through a bottle of their Organic ranch dressing every month and their freeze dried herbs have especially become a staple in this house during the winter. If you aren’t already connected, Like Litehouse on facebook where they do giveaway free product coupons regularly.

This baked sweet potato bar is one of my favorite ideas. Sweet potatoes are filled with Vitamin A, fat free and have relatively low sodium. They do contain fewer calories then regular white potatoes as well. I regularly use sweet potatoes in place of white in homemade baked french fries, mashed potatoes and baked potatoes. It’s an easy way to get extra vitamins and minerals by making that switch.

You can view the recipe for the Healthy Baked Sweet Potato bar and other healthy recipes on the Litehouse blog!

Winter Fruit in Mini Sugared Fillo Shells

Winter Fruit in mini sugared fillo shells- an  easy Christmas dessert or New Year appetizer!

One of my favorite desserts is fruit salsa. Fruit salsa is typically filled with fresh strawberries and other fruits that are abundant in the summer months. To go along with the “salsa,” you brush tortillas with cinnamon and sugar and bake until they are crispy like chips.

I was craving this recipe a few weeks ago, but berries aren’t exactly in-season or cheap. Fruits that are in season are usually less expensive, taste better and can have more nutrients then fruit that has taken a long distance trip from a different country.

Brush fillo with a little butter and then  put in sugar for a sweet treat!

This recipe for Winter Fruit in Sugared Mini Fillo Shells is a play on my favorite summer recipe, but is filled with delicious winter fruits. I used pomegranate arils, pears, clementines and apples, but you could use other winter fruits such as grapefruit, kiwi, passion fruit or tangerines. The Athens mini fillo shells are found in the dessert section, near the pie crusts in you’re your grocer’s freezer aisle.

Athens Mini Fillo Shells

This would be the perfect dessert or appetizer at your Christmas or New Year parties!

Winter Fruit in Mini Sugared Fillo Shells

Serves: 15
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Finished in: 27 minutes

Ingredients:

2 packages (15 count) Athens Mini Fillo Shells
½ cup pomegranate arils
½ cup diced clementines or mandarin oranges
1 pear, diced
1 small apple, diced
2 Tbls butter, melted
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup sugar
whipped cream (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Dice the clementines, pear and apple and place in a small bowl. Add the pomegranate arils and orange juice and stir together. Keep in the fridge.
3. Using a pastry brush, brush a little melted butter on each mini fillo shell and roll the shell in the sugar until the outside is dusted evenly.
4. Bake the shells upside down in a mini muffin tin for about 7 minutes.
5. Fill each sugared fillo shell with fruit mixture.

Winter fruit in mini sugared fillo shells
This is a recipe sponsored by Athens.

Win a $500 Walmart Gift Card For Clear Hair

Last weekend my straightener malfunctioned and somehow got hotter than normal. I didn’t notice the smell until I was done curling my hair. Luckily none of it burnt off, but five days later I am battling damage and my hair still smells burnt. Clear deeply nourishes the scalp for 10x more resilient hair- something I so desperately need right now!

Here are the different Clear products that you can pick up at your nearest Walmart for more resilient hair.

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Win a $500 Walmart Gift Card!

I’m excited that I am able to give someone the chance to win a $500 gift card to Walmart just in time for the holidays. The giveaway ends on the 21st, so it will be a nice Christmas present for someone!

Clear 10x Resilience Sweepstakes

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Lunchbox.