I’m officially over winter. I’ve worn everything in my winter wardrobe, so there’s no novelty left there. I’m also on a super clean meal plan currently in order to prep for a photoshoot goal in August, so there’s not been one bowl of comfort food, winter warming meal or anything that even resembles a dessert!

At least I’m not missing out on the cooking at part of yummy winter food. John is my official taste tester, and this sweet potato shepherds pie scored high – up there with the chili con carne I think. It certainly smelt delicious when baking. You can’t really go wrong with shepherds pie, it’s such a forgiving recipe and adaptable to different flavours. In fact, you could use the chili con carne recipe as the filling even. I’ve kept this one pretty traditional in flavours though.

In reality, this sort of meal is perfect pre or post workout fuel that I would eat, so I’m looking forward to making it again…but it might next winter! It’s also a perfect meal to cook ahead for meals during the week and freezes well too. I made up individual pies so they are super quick to reheat, just pop in the oven for 5-10 minutes. You could also make one big pie of course too.

Sweet potato

  • Sweet potatoes contain almost twice as much fiber as other types of potatoes. Contributing close to 7 grams of fiber per serving, they make an excellent starchy addition to any meal. The high fiber content gives them a “slow burning” quality.
  • They contain a large amount of vitamin B6. This vitamin is crucial in breaking down a substance called homocysteine, which contributes to hardening of the arteries and blood vessels. Vitamin B6 helps keep the walls of these important blood passageways flexible and healthy which allows blood to flow freely.
  • Contain high amounts of potassium. Potassium plays an important role in lowering blood pressure by ridding the body of excess sodium and regulating fluid balance.
  • Beta-carotene or vitamin A is an important antioxidant. One medium sweet potato provides your body with the complete recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and then some. Vitamin A is useful in the prevention of several different types of cancer as it is one of the most potent antioxidants out there.
  • High in manganese. This is a pivotal component in the metabolism of carbohydrates which helps support healthy blood sugar levels. This can help stabilize the appetite for hours as opposed to the temporary satisfaction that comes with most other carbohydrates.via Natural News

 
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