eat for healthSweet Stuff Cornmeal (Serves 12, 2 packages per serving)
  • 24 - 5 inch squares aluminum foil
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 3⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cup skim milk
  • 1⁄2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (about 1 small sweet potato)
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract

1. In a large mixing bowl combine the cornmeal, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, and salt.
2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add this to the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cornmeal mixture onto the middle of a piece of foil. Fold the foil in half, crimping edges to seal. Repeat with remaining filling.
4. Place a steamer rack in a large stockpot. Add water to just below the rack. Heat over high heat to simmer. Place the foil packages in the stockpot on the steamer rack. Water should not touch the packages.
5. Cook, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes.
6. Carefully remove packages from pan and cool slightly. Unwrap and serve warm or cold.
7. To store, place packages in an airtight container. They will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer. Reheat over steaming water for 5 minutes, or place 6 at a time in the microwave and heat for 30 to 60 seconds on 100% power (high) (if using foil, remove from package before reheating in microwave).

Nutrition info for 1 serving:
Calories: 160 • Total Fat: 0 g • Saturated Fat: 0 g • Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 36 g • Protein: 3 g • Sodium: 40 mg

Adapted from American Heart Association’s Delicious Decisions