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I remember a few years ago watching a commercial on television with Denise Austin – a fitness leader who was talking about the benefits of potatoes. Wait. What? I thought potatoes were bad for you if you were trying to lose weight? The answer to that is no – and here’s why.
I absolutely love potatoes. My favorite way to eat them is roasted or baked. I don’t add a lot of extra ingredients when I make them. Roasted is the easiest way – simply dice them, sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and then roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.
What happens is you get the most amazing flavor ever. And don’t skip the peel. Leave it on because the peel has nutrients just like the potato itself.
The Real Truth About Potatoes
Potatoes are so tasty, nutritious and convenient, too.
A medium (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains only 110 calories, more potassium than a banana (with the skin) and zero fat, sodium or cholesterol, more potassium than a banana (with the skin) and zero fat, sodium or cholesterol.
Think about those calories as healthy bursts of energy and the carbs and potassium are needed for when you need a boost of clarity or energy.
Potatoes also taste amazing and come in many forms like russets, reds, yellows, whites, purples, petites and fingerlings. You can always have them on the table in 30 minutes or less and microwaved baked potatoes are one of my favorite go to snacks that take 20 minutes or less to prepare.
For me, when I get into my writing mode, I sometimes forget to stop and eat lunch. The moment I start to get foggy and can’t think straight, I know it is time to pop a potato in the microwave for a delicious and healthy snack that will give me the energy and brain boost I need to meet writing deadlines.
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What about you? Do you like potatoes? What is your favorite way to eat them?