Potatoes, a mainstay of traditional diets for centuries, contain essential
vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants and are fat-, sodium- and
cholesterol-free. Even better, one serving -- a medium (5.3 ounce) potato will
only set you back about
"It's easy to keep this vegetable as healthy as it was when it was pulled
from the ground," says
Roasted, mashed, baked or au gratin, the USPB offers several suggestions
for cutting the shopping bill without sacrificing nutrition ... to the tune of
no more than
-- Top baked potatoes with salsa and low fat sour cream, vegetarian chili or ground turkey mixed with taco seasoning, olives and tomatoes, and topped with low fat shredded cheddar cheese
-- Cook Once -- Eat Twice! The key is to make extra potatoes to carry you over to the next meal. Top a Caesar salad with garlic roasted potatoes instead of croutons for lunch or turn Tuesday's pork tenderloin and potato dinner into Wednesday's BBQ pork and potato wrap, complete with shredded cabbage and carrots
-- Use one pan and a microwave to whip up Southwest Potatoes Au Gratin: Cut two potatoes in half lengthwise, then slice across into 1/4-inch-thick half moons. In a 1-quart microwave-safe dish, combine 5-6 raw chicken tenders, a can of diced tomatoes and taco seasoning, mixing well. Arrange potatoes on top in a single layer. Sprinkle low fat shredded cheddar cheese on top. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 12 minutes.
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SOURCE United States Potato Board