Potatoes are one of those foods that have a bad reputation .
However they are one of the most nutrition vegetables out there. That being said that does not make FRENCH FRIES 🍟 a staple in your daily diet you get to consider a vegetable. The basic nutrition fact are truly amazing. They are low in fat and sugar and high in fiber protein and are one of the best sources of potassium even beating bananas by over 400mg. They are also high in Vitamin C and B6.
Amount Per 1 Potato medium (2-1/4″ to 3-1/4″ dia) (213 g)
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 13 mg
Potassium 897 mg
Total Carbohydrate 37 g
Dietary fiber 4.7 g
Sugar 1.7 g
Pretty exciting to know that Potatoes are a good choice for a healthy lifestyle.
I am focusing on baked potatoes today. They are a staple in my diet and I have officially found the easiest way to bake a bunch at one time and use them for all 3 meals.
I am not a fan of microwave baked potatoes. SOme people are and if that’s the case make them that way. You can also make them in the oven if you do this make several at the same time. Slice in half poke inside and out sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper slide back together and wrap in foil Bake on 375 for 45 to 60 minutes. (Check by poking with a fork.). If you made extra always remove from foil and let cool before refrigerating.
My favorite way to cook baked potatoes is in the crockpot. I wash and poke the out sides, sprinkle with salt and pepper then wrap in foil and put in the crockpot. (No water or anything else is needed) cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Just poke them to see if they are done. They turn out perfect every time. To store remove from foil and let cool store in refrigerator.
Now you have the potatoes all ready here are some ideas for each meal.
Scrambled eggs, ham and scallions
Bacon, over medium egg, chives.
Asparagus, feta, sunny side up egg.
Broccoli cheese soup
Roasted red peppers, Feta, Roasted artichoke hearts.
Cottage cheese, chives, cubed ham
BBQ Chicken potato: BBQ chicken cubed, LF shredded cheddar, coleslaw mix, BBQ sauce
Taco Potato: taco meat, shredded LF Monterey cheese, salsa, sliced avocado, LF sour cream, shredded lettuce and tomato
Chili Potato : Chili (bean or no bean) shredded LF pepper jack cheese, Tabasco, scallions and LF Sour cream
Stroganoff Potato: Steak cubed and sautéed in Worcester sauce,and a little Ketchup mushrooms sauté in a little olive oil, LF sour cream.
Sloppy Joe Potato: ground beef, sloppy joe mix, lettuce, tomato, diced onions.
All of these meals are healthy and hearty. So much fun to have a healthy and filling vehicle.
I hope this got your imagination going!
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