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Sweet and Savory Ham

easy weight loss programsThis recipe is the perfect entrée for the upcoming Easter holiday or if you’re just looking for a low carb entree. The sweet and savory glaze makes this ham delicious without deviating from diets and weight loss programs. While you typically imagine a fattening meal for such get-togethers, this recipe fills you up but helps you stay lean. Ham is an excellent source of protein, which helps fill us up and fuels our day. It’s also a great source of important nutrients including iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, niacin, phosphorus, and vitamins B6 and B12Opt for a low-sodium ham to keep water retention at bay.

The ingredients in the glaze keep this simple recipe on the low calorie side while adding lots of delicious flavor. Rosemary is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that improve memory, reduce pain, boost your mood, reduce inflammation and detoxify the body. Some of these include fiber, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, folates and B vitamins.   

This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy your holiday without doing damage to your waistline. Visit this link to find more healthy recipes or to learn about our easy weight loss programs.

Ingredients

1 Smoked low-sodium ham
½ cup sugar-free maple syrup
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp packed brown sugar 
3 tbsp rosemary, diced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F.

Combine all of the ingredients except for the ham in a bowl. Whisk everything together until combined well. Place the ham with its fat side up in a roasting pan and add a half cup of water to the bottom of the pan. Brush the mixture over the ham until it’s fully coated.

Bake according to the directions accompanying the ham. Typically, it should bake for approximately 10 minutes per pound but follow the directions on the packaging. To keep the ham extra moist, tent it with aluminum foil.  

Serve with veggies on the side such as roasted asparagus, fresh spring peas with mint and green onions, or mashed sweet potatoes.

Makes four to six servings.

                                    

 

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