sweet mash potato

Why Sweet Potato is #1 ingredient on your healthy meal

 

Getting Sweet Potato into your life!

If you are looking for a new diet in your life, whether that is to lose weight, to support your sports practice or simply to make the change into a healthier eating: you have to have sweet potato!

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I like the orange-fleshed version, I had the purple one and just didn’t quite like as much as the orange one. Maybe just a personal taste, both are sweet. For me, the orange is richer in flavour than the purple sweet-potato. According to the national library of medicine the orange color in a vegetable or fruit means that it’s rich in vitamin A, and ‘The more intense the color of a fruit or vegetable, the higher the beta-carotene content. Vegetable sources of beta-carotene are fat- and cholesterol-free’ 

Why Sweet Potato is good for you:

  • It contains almost twice as fiber as any other potato,
  • High fiber content gives them a “slow burning” quality, which means that their caloric energy is used more slowly and efficiently than a low-fiber carbohydrate,
  • High level of potassium.
  • Rich in beta-carotene
  • Great source of manganese
  • Rich in vitamin A, C and E.

Basically, if you consider that it has what many call as ‘good carbs’, it should be good enough for you to try it.

My favorite Sweet Potato Recipe

healthy eating sweet potatoI honestly don’t know where did I take this idea from, I genuine simple thought it would be good to mix something sweet into an already sweet vegetable and I did it. Pretty sure there are a few famous chefs that agree with me.  I always loved potato smash (the normal one), I love so much that I had but itself several times. (yep, I did. And I would again).

So for this new healthy version, I went down the same path and decided to do a mash. No secrets here, simply peel the potato and you can either boil it or prepare on the steam. It might take 20-30minutes.

As soon as it’s soft enough for a fork to penetrate it without effort, it’s ready. You’ll then add the potato into a pan, smashed it. Add low-fat salt-free butter and low-fat milk. And then my secret is to shred fresh ginger and mix it all together.

If you like a bit of spice, you could add nutmeg too.

I hope you enjoy this mash as much as I do 🙂

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