Bone-Healthy Recipe: Roasted Yams with Honey Walnuts and Raisins

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Celebrate the holidays with this bright bone-healthy side dish - Roasted Yams with Honey Walnuts and Raisins.

Each one of the ingredients in this recipe is exceptionally good for your bones. Yams are rich in Potassium, Calcium and Vitamin A – all of which support healthy bone. Most of us get enough potassium and vitamin A from foods, so they are not needed in your bone health supplement. But you definitely need supplemental calcium! Nuts are sometimes called a bone health Super Food because they are exceptionally rich in magnesium and boron - two important minerals that actually improve the effectiveness of calcium and vitamin D. And lastly raisins (you can also swap for prunes) are repeatedly shown in scientific studies to benefit bones, in some cases even showing potential to reverse bone loss naturally. Few foods can claim that.

So... let's get cooking!

Recipe for Roasted Yams with Honey Walnuts and Raisins


2 large yams, poked with holes and roasted
1-1/2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins (or prunes)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/3 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Wash yams and pat dry. Poke yams a few times with a fork, wrap them in aluminum foil and bake 45 to 60 minutes.
Remove yams from the oven and set aside.
Add all toppings to a medium-sized skillet and heat medium or medium high.
Stir with a wooden spoon about 2-3 minutes, careful not to burn.
Once yams are cool enough to handle, quarter them and top with desired amount of topping.

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