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    • The Potato debate, are they good or bad?

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    •  9/16/2011 10:57:13 AM
    •  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

       

       

       

      Nutrition Facts
      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%
      * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

       

      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.

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