Question: is it freezing everywhere else in England, or is it just chilly here because I’m by the sea now?
Either way, my inclination for massive salad bowls seems to be waning. Yep. Summer’s over, folks.
Time for some proper comfort food.And I know you know what that means.
Mashed taters. Decidedly winter-warmer territory.
But I’ve pimped them up for you! I prefer sweet potato mash to your bog standard mash – I find sweet potatoes are more flavoursome (read: sweeter), and so need far less help from ingredients like butter and milk. As a bonus, they’re also packed with Vitamins A and C, are rich in potassium and high in fiber – so they’ll keep you nice and full!I used yogurt to make the mash super creamy, and added Sukrin Gold brown sugar alternative and a little cinnamon and nutmeg. The result is a sweet, satisfying side dish that’ll jazz up any meal.
We ate ours with a juicy Steak and huge King Prawns from…wait for it…Iceland.
Stay with me!
I was sceptical about Iceland’s frozen range – but I stand corrected! We’ve been using their products since they got in touch earlier on in the year. It’s cheap as chips (almost), and I was pleasantly surprised that the quality is good. Like, really good!
Sure, it’s not going to hold its own against a steak from Hawksmoor or Smith & Wollensky – but if you’re not looking to splurge £100 on a steak dinner, I’d highly recommend giving Iceland’s frozen range a shot. This Surf & Turf is a very reasonable £10, and is just as good as fresh (more expensive!) steaks I’ve had from Waitrose etc.
You know me by now – I’m always looking to save a pretty penny.
Steak aside, be sure to give this fancy mash a go if you’re feeling a little chilly / hungry / sorry for yourself. It’ll perk you right up, promise.
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash
- 300 g sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 2 Tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp sweetener (sub. for agave nectar / honey / brown sugar)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- scant pinch nutmeg
Pop your prepared potatoes into a pan of boiling water, seasoned with salt.
Simmer until tender (a fork should go through easily, but they shouldn't be sloppy).
Drain and decant into a blender before adding the yogurt, Sukrin and spices and blend until smooth and creamy.
Alternatively, mash by hand for maximum brownie / smug / fitness points. I don't care about that so I use my blender.
Calories: 149 / Protein: 4g / Carbohydrate: 38g / Fat: 0g
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