Yanna’s Perfect New Zealand Kumara Recipe


Yanna's Perfect New Zealand Kumara Recipe


Learn the details for the perfect kumara recipe that will help you get out of your comforting food pattern.

Yanna, my sister, living in Leigh, New Zealand for now, sure knows about healthy eating.

Sweet potatoes are at the top of nearly everyone’s healthiest foods list.

According to health.com, they contain 438% of daily value of vitamin A,  37% of your vitamin C, and some calcium,  potassium, and iron too.

All this at just 105 calories! Did I get your attention?!

They also deliver 4 grams of dietary fiber—16% of the daily value—and absolutely no fat.

Yanna’s trick is to prepare when not hungry by eating a banana beforehand.

Amazing difference when preparing food and not starving!


Leigh New Zealand


Leigh is a small coastal community in the north of the Auckland Region of New Zealand.


Yanna's Perfect New Zealand Kumara Recipe


So Yanna’s  Kumara Lunch version:
  • One large kumara potato (sweet potato) which I have forked to death so it cooks quick in the oven. Took about half an hour I think. Meanwhile…
  • In a bowl I mashed 1 avocado, with lots of lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, finely chopped basil and a handful of fresh kale leaves.
  • In a separate saucepan I heated up one can of Organic Black Beans with two dessert spoons of almond butter.
  • When potato is ready (nice and soft) place on favourite plate, cut with a knife in a cross and  and press the flesh out evenly to create a little base for your filling. I placed beans layer first and avocado later. Makes sense.
Feels lovely and grounding. Getting a little cooler here in NZ so warming too.

GET THE PLATE

The plate is from William-Sonoma




Photos- Yanna Papaioannou

Have a lovely Day!!!

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