Grill or bake potatoes and leave the skin on! My favorite way to prepare, using red (new) potatoes, is to slice them up, drizzle on some olive oil, season with salt, pepper and garlic, then wrap air-tight in foil and grill on medium-high heat for about 40 minutes. Then I'll move them to indirect heat to keep them hot, while I cook my other food.
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7/1/12 4:56 A
Yukon golds or new potatoes microwaved a couple minutes then cut in half and finished on grill. Can herb them up too
Mash potatoes with steamed califlower, the potatoes taste the same and of course its much healthier because there is less starch. Red Potatoes also have less starch in them than white potatoes. Potatoes are rich in carbohydrates. Yes, eat the skin becuase thats where the fiber, minerals, and nutrients are.like vitamin C, vitamin B and potasium. Potatoes are also low in calories.
The foods that were found to be most closely associated with weight gain are potato chips, potatoes (including boiled or mashed potatoes and French fries), and sugar-sweetened drinks. Potatoes show nearly three times the impact of sweets and desserts.
Stuff a baked potato with: -- Chili -- Cheesy Veggies -- Sauted Mushrooms -- "Hearty" canned soup -- Salsa or a corn, bean, salsa mix
Also, don't forget sweet potatoes -- yummy beta carotene! (did I spell that right?)
Eating the skin (of any sort of potato) adds great fiber.
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3/29/12 11:45 P
heat oven to 400
prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
boil medium potatoes (i use red ones). when done, place potatoes on the baking sheet and squash with potato masher. spray or drizzle olive oil and light sprinkle of parmesan over the potatoes and rebake for 10-15 minutes
Like anything else it is just moderation and avoiding extras. Keep butter and oil to minimum, make sure to measure out portions because well potatos just arn't that great of an option. Try fingerling potatos cause they are tasty and smaller and make it seem like you are getting more than 1/4 potato or integrate into goulash style stew that is heavy on veggies. Beans or something higher in fiber are a better option.
Fitness Minutes: (4,209)
180 3/25/12 9:05 P
If easy does it, my family favorite is to dice the potatoes (skin on) and spread on a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil cooking spray, sprinkle with some spices. Bake in 400 degrees until fork tender (ca. 20 minutes).
Spices we use depends on which meat we have (granulated garlic + rosemary + sea salt with lamb ... lemon pepper with pork for example).
3/23/12 3:03 P
I need some healthy and low calorie potato recipes.My husband is a "meat & potatoes" fan. i need some new and interesting,( not to mention easy) potato recipes. Any ideas? And yes I mean potato recipes not potato substitutions! Thanks :)
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