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Newbie – The Potato debate, are they good or bad?

 Are Potatoes good or bad?

 

     This is a question I had when I changed to a whole foods plant based diet. I have always assumed that the bad out weighed the good and in general we should stay away. I always felt indulgent when I ate them, almost like they were a special treat that should only come out every once and a while. I was talking with Veteran Mommy about potatoes some time last year and was surprised to find out how often her family ate baked potatoes. I was thrilled to start eating them more often with less guilt! I love a good baked potato topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers, with a little avocado.. ooh my mouth is watering just thinking about it! 

     The other day I had some friends over, we were talking about health and nutrition (people that don’t eat the same I do) and we were just having some left over Potato Medley. One commented on how too much potatoes is never healthy. I said too much of anything could be un-healthy but potatoes are good for you. She went on to say that they are too high in carbs…. and…… well that’s all she could give me.

    

 

Good points

Serving Size

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories 

278

Calories from Fat 

3

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 

0g

1%

Saturated Fat 

0g

1%

Polyunsaturated Fat 

0g

Monounsaturated Fat 

0g

Cholesterol 

0mg

0%

Sodium 

30mg

1%

Total Carbohydrates 

63.2g

21%

Dietary Fiber 

6.6g

26%

Sugars 

3.5g

Protein 

7.5g

 
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 4% Iron 18%

Healthy ideas to enjoy a potato: *Always baked*

Kale hashbrowns has to be favorite of mine! 

Veggie pot pie

Potato Medley

Seasoned Unfried fries

And of course, another favorite of mine, a baked potato topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms, and peppers, and avocado. 

Please share of  your favorite potatoes recipes with us.


Source: WFM 1-10

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