DENVER, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Potato Board (USPB) has teamed up with The Nutrition Twins, registered dieticians and personal trainers Lyssie and Tammy Lakatos, to remind potato lovers everywhere why potatoes are "twice" as smart and to announce an easy-to-enter recipe photo contest.
As the Twins explain, "Twice baked potatoes are twice as fun! Plus, you get twice the nutritional punch as potatoes are loaded with vitamin C and potassium." Not only that, one medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains just 110 calories per serving and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol.
In the Twice Baked, Twice as Smart Facebook Recipe Photo Contest, potato lovers are invited to submit their best, most mouth-watering, original twice baked potato photo for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card and a signed copy of the Nutrition Twins' new book, The Secret to Skinny. The contest Runner-Up will receive a $50 VISA gift card and a signed copy of The Secret to Skinny.
Including the twice baked recipe is optional, but entrants are required to describe their twice baked creation with a creative photo caption. Entries will be narrowed down to the top five by a consumer vote on Facebook and The Nutrition Twins will serve as contest judges to select the Grand Prize winner and Runner-Up.
To enter the contest, visit the USPB's Facebook page, "Potatoes, Taters and Spuds," and click on the "Photo Contest" tab at the top of the page. The contest is open to U.S. residents age 18 and over. Official rules can be found on the USPB's Facebook page.
Those looking for inspiration to get started can visit www.potatogoodness.com to see five new Twice Baked Potato recipes, along with a host of additional healthy potato recipes, how-to cooking videos and potato nutrition information.
About the USPB
The United States Potato Board was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Recognized as an innovator in the producer marketing industry, the USPB adopted a new campaign in 2008. "Potatoes ... Goodness Unearthed®" showcases the appeal of naturally nutrient-rich potatoes, also known as America's favorite vegetable. Based in Denver, Colo., the USPB represents more than 4,000 potato growers and handlers across the country. To unearth more goodness about the USPB and its programs, visit www.potatogoodness.com.
SOURCE United States Potato Board