Meal Prep: Mashed Kamote
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Meal Prep: Mashed Kamote

When I pair it with any protein and vegetable, I do not feel like I am depriving myself of a good meal. In fact, kamote can leave you feeling full even just by eating half a cup of it (only about 60 calories per half cup!).

One thing that I do dislike about kamote is the earthy and crumbly texture that can leave a certain aftertaste in your mouth. Some people choose to eat kamote as a snack. As my rice replacement, I decided to make kamote into mashed potatoes. This takes out the somewhat undesirable texture in the mouth. When I pair it with any protein and vegetable, I do not feel like I am depriving myself of a good meal. In fact, kamote can leave you feeling full even just by eating half a cup of it (only about 60 calories per half cup!). The process of making mashed sweet potatoes is very simple.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Place washed kamote into a pot, filling it halfway.
  2. Put water until the kamote is covered with water.
  3. Boil for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Drain water from pot, and let kamote cool for a few minutes.
  5. Peel the skin of the kamote.
  6. Slice it into small pieces.
    Sliced Kamote
  7. If the kamote is still hot, you can mash it using a fork. If it is already cool, pop it into the microwave for a few seconds before mashing.
  8. Optional: Mix in a small portion of butter, or cinammon (good for your metabolism) for an extra kick. For me, the sweetness of the sweet potato is enough.
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Voila! Enjoy it as a snack, or as a substitute for rice. With its great nutritional benefits and great taste, who needs rice?

 

 

 

Jam is a financial advisor by day, professional singer by night and gym rat anywhere in between. As a challenge from her brother, she lifted her first set of weights in 2008 and never looked back. A former Miss Makati-Tourism 2008 and Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Candidate, she believes that a fit body is not just made from breaking a sweat, but also by making fit choices in the kitchen (with the occasional cheat day.) "I thank you."

2 thoughts on “Meal Prep: Mashed Kamote”

  1. I just tried this! Bought BATATAS (sweet potatoes) in Madrid last Sunday at the supermarket. It wasn’t easy to find but I FOUND THEM IN THE END and now I’m gonna stop eating rice :)) Love you babe

    1. Hi Yeni! So happy you were able to find sweet potatoes, even in Madrid. Yes, try the mashed potato recipe. Also, do look for quality fruits or vegetables that are locally available in Madrid. It’ll be much cheaper while you’re there. Try to take advantage of superfoods that are available over there :-* Love you! See you soon!

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