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.
J For Jam

Voila! Enjoy it as a snack, or as a substitute for rice. With its great nutritional benefits and great taste, who needs rice?