Bring­ing Health­ier Ap­pe­tiz­ers To The Ta­ble

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(NAPSA)-Just about ev­ery­one loves a good hol­i­day party or potluck get-to­gether, and per­haps the only thing bet­ter than cel­e­brat­ing with de­li­cious food is do­ing so with great-tast­ing dishes that are health­ier, too. That’s where you can come in. This year, whether you’re host­ing a party or in­vited to one, you can de­light your friends and fam­ily with recipes that are full of fla­vor yet low in fat and calo­ries. For ex­am­ple, this recipe for Sweet Potato Dumplings with Cran­berry Coulis turns sim­ple, fresh in­gre­di­ents into an ex­traor­di­nar­ily tasty, at­trac­tive and health­ful dish. Us­ing Smart Bal­ance Omega Cook­ing Oil and Eggs brings heart-healthy omega-3s into the nu­tri­tional mix: Sweet Potato Dumplings

with Cran­berry Coulis

Chicken Mix­ture:

2 Tbsp. each minced onion, shred­ded car­rot 1 tsp. Smart Bal­ance(r) Omega Cook­ing Oil 1/2 lb. ground chicken 1 Smart Bal­ance(r) Omega-3 Egg, white only 1/4 tsp. each salt, black pep­per 1/8 tsp. each ground sage, ground gin­ger

Dumplings:

1 (1-lb.) sweet potato 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. each salt, black pep­per 1/8 tsp. nut­meg 1 Smart Bal­ance(r) Omega-3 Egg, white only

Cran­berry Coulis:

2 cups fresh or frozen cran­ber­ries 1/2 cup water 1/3-1/2 cup sugar, de­pend­ing on cran­ber­ries and de­sired sweet­ness

Di­rec­tions:

1. Sauté onion and car­rot in oil just un­til soft­ened; cool. In medium bowl, add sautéed veg­eta­bles to ground chicken along with egg white, salt, pep­per, sage and gin­ger. Mix well and set aside.

2. For dumplings, bake sweet potato un­til soft­ened; cool. Re­move skin and mash potato in a medium bowl. In sep­a­rate bowl, com­bine flour, salt, pep­per and nut­meg. Add egg to mashed sweet potato and mix well. Mix in 1 1/2 cups flour mix­ture. Knead re­main­ing flour mix­ture into dough.

3. On floured sur­face, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thick. Us­ing a 3-in. cut­ter, cut dough into cir­cles. To make dumplings, spoon a rounded half ta­ble­spoon of chicken mix­ture into cen­ter of each dough cir­cle. Fold dough in half around meat mix­ture, seal­ing seam with water, to form half-cir­cles. Press dumplings gen­tly to slightly flat­ten.

4. Drop dumplings, a few at a time to keep from stick­ing to­gether, into boil­ing water. Cook 10 min. Re­move with slot­ted spoon. Serve hot dumplings with Cran­berry Coulis. To make Coulis, com­bine cran­ber­ries, water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Re­duce heat to low and cook 20-30 min. or un­til berries are cooked down. Press mix­ture through a food mill or a strainer. If nec­es­sary, thin with water to de­sired con­sis­tency. For more recipes, visit www.smart­bal­ance. com.

Sweet Potato Dumplings with Cran­berry Coulis turns sim­ple, fresh in­gre­di­ents into an ex­traor­di­nar­ily tasty, at­trac­tive and health­ful dish.

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