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 Healthy Potatoes - Learn how to make easy healthy potatoes with healthy potato recipes

healthy potatoes

Learn how to Make Healthy Potatoes for your next family meal  

Start with little changes
 and soon they will become habits! 

It is not the actual potato that has caused harm in the American diet, it is our love for heavy cream, fatty cheese, butter, and our most popular technique that includes frying our potatoes in vats of artery-clogging, trans-fatty oil. 

POTATO FACTS:

  • Potatoes contain 40% of the daily value for vitamin C 

  • Contains 600 mg potassium, comparable to bananas and spinach

  • Contains 6 % iron 

  • Average size potato is only 110 calories

  • Potatoes contain no fat or cholesterol 

  • 1 potato has 2 grams of healthy fiber

 

Cut Potatoes lengthwise in half

(cut side facing down) Cut each half lengthwise into half

Cut those halves 
in half

FACT:  When consumed as part of a healthy diet, carbohydrates DO NOT cause weight gain nor obesity.


 

 

 

 

Healthy Skin Tips:

Apply sliced potatoes to your eyes to relieve  puffiness.



Whether you eat these versatile spuds for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you are giving your body the healthy carbohydrates it needs to provide you with an excellent source of energy.

Learn how to make different food preparation choices by trying these Healthy French Fried potatoes.  We GUARANTEE your family will love them!

  


HEALTHY FRENCH FRIED POTATOES


INGREDIENTS:

3 medium russet or Idaho potatoes
1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried parsley
garlic salt
Sea Salt & Pepper


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Wash each potato leaving skins on.  Slice potatoes into wedges. (See instructions to the left.)

In a large bowl, mix olive oil, rosemary, and parsley. Add potato wedges and toss gently to coat. Lay potatoes in a baking dish skin side down. Sprinkle each potato with garlic salt,  sea salt, and pepper.  

Bake for 15 minutes then turn potatoes over once.  Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until tender.

OVEN-FRIED HEALTHY POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

3 medium russet or Idaho potatoes
butter flavored cooking spray
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. thyme 
1/4 tsp. rosemary 
1/4 tsp. paprika 
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/8 tsp. pepper 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  

In a small bowl, mix spices. Wash each potato leaving skins on.  Slice potatoes into wedges. (See instructions to the left.)

Spray each potato with cooking spray until lightly coated.  Sprinkle each potato with spice mixture.  Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

DELICIOUS ZESTY FRIES

INGREDIENTS:


1 large baking potato
1 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  

Cut potato into wedges. Mix olive oil with spices.  Coat each potatoes with oil & spice mixture and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes.

 


** Small changes in cooking can make such a big difference in your overall health.  





 

healthy potatoes for dinner

TASTY POTATOES WITH LEMON & FETA CHEESE

2 lbs. small baby white potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tsp. dried thyme
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash baby potatoes and dry with a paper towel.  Cut potatoes into quarters and place in a large resealable bag.  Mix olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, and garlic in a small cup and microwave for 30 seconds.  Pour oil mixture into bag with potatoes and shake well until all potatoes are coated with oil.  

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.  Lay potatoes on cookie sheet in a single layer.  Sprinkle potatoes with salt, pepper, and thyme.  Bake for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.  Stir potatoes once during cooking.  Remove potatoes from the oven and squeeze any additional lemon on potatoes.  Sprinkle potatoes with feta cheese and bake for about 3 minutes.  

  

 








 

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