Best Way to Prepare Potatoes for a Healthy Diet [15 Recipes]

The best way to prepare potatoes for a healthy diet is a way that is low in fat and full of flavor. I totally admit to having a weakness for potatoes but when I’m watching my weight, I want to make sure I know the best way to prepare them. Potatoes are one of the least expensive items in the whole produce department of your grocery store. They are also one of the most nutritious. Those reasons alone are enough to convince me I should add some to my cart each week.  This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Best Way to Prepare Potatoes for a Healthy Diet [15 Recipes]

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Best Way to Prepare Potatoes for a Healthy Diet

Potatoes make a great, inexpensive base for a meal.  They are also gluten free which makes them a fantastic choice for my family. It’s easy to add a little excitement to your potatoes by choosing one of these easy healthy potato recipes

  • Top a baked potato with chili or salsa or try adding a bit of cheese and shredded chicken.
  • Top mashed potatoes with Ratatouille or sauteed or stewed seasonal vegetables like zucchini or summer squash with onions.
  • Add olive oil and garlic seasoned roasted potatoes to a green salad.

Potatoes are a very healthy vegetable to add to your diet.  One medium sized potato contains only 110 calories and has nearly half of the daily value of Vitamin C.  It has more potassium than a banana plus it has fiber and antioxidants as well.  Potatoes are naturally fat-free, sodium free, and cholesterol free. Plus, they are gluten free which is always a good thing in our home. Check out the easy potato dishes below.

Best Way to Prepare Potatoes for a Healthy Diet [15 Recipes]

Potato Storage Tips

To help your potatoes last as long as possible, store them at a temperature between 45F and 55F.  Storing them in the refrigerator can cause them to be discolored when cooked.  We store ours in our back hallway which is on the cold side since the heat doesn’t reach that part of the house well.

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Easy Healthy Potato Recipes

  1. Hasselback Potatoes
  2. Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes
  3. Mexican Baked Potatoes
  4. Fried Cabbage and Potatoes with Bacon
  5. Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges
  6. Spinach Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes
  7. Parmesan Oven Fries
  8. Easy Potato Skins
  9. Crockpot Baked Potatoes
  10. Best Ever Roasted Potatoes
  11. 4 Minute Pressure Cooker Potato Salad
  12. Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes
  13. Herbed Red Potato Salad
  14. Roasted Potato and Vegetable Salad
  15. Cilantro Lime Potato Salad

Best Way to Prepare Potatoes for a Healthy Diet [15 Recipes]


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Comments

  1. Mmmm!  Love potatoes of every kind!  Lately, potato chowder has been my favorite, but I'll never turn down a baked potato or order of fries!  
  2. Dana Rodriguez says:
    I love potatoes and could eat them every day. Thank you for the recipes!

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