We’ve all been told to eat our veggies from a young age. That’s because vegetables are nutrient dense and can help protect your health and reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions. As a person living with diabetes, there are seven stellar picks that offer bonus benefits. Plan to fill half of every mealtime plate or bowl with non-starchy veggies by regularly enjoying these winners.
Potatoes are a staple in American cuisine, from the classic mashed potatoes to loaded baked potatoes. But have you ever thought of reimagining your favorite Idaho potato dishes? With a little creativity and experimentation, here are 10 ways you can turn your classic potato dishes into something new and exciting.
- Use an Air Fryer
- Blend in Cauliflower
- Maximize Spices
- Make a Potato Salad
Potato salad is a classic summer dish, but you can make it even more exciting by using different flavors and textures. Try adding chopped celery and or roasted vegetables like peppers and onions. You can also experiment with different dressings, such as light ranch or vinaigrette.
- Make Hasselback Potatoes
- Make Potato Croquettes
- Potato Skins
- Stuff Your Potatoes
Baked potatoes are a comfort food favorite, but they can also be a blank canvas for different toppings. Try stuffing your potatoes with non-starchy vegetables like broccoli or zucchini and reduced fat cheese, and lean protein like ground turkey or beans. The possibilities are endless!
- Potato Hash
- Potato Fritters
Potatoes are one of the most delicious ingredients you can have in your kitchen that are easy to fit into a meal. From the classic mashed potatoes to creative twists like potato croquettes and Hasselback potatoes, the options are endless. Potatoes can be a nutritious and healthy source of carbohydrate when serving size and preparation recommendations are followed. So why not get creative and try something new? You might just find a new favorite dish that will become a staple in your recipe collection.
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