If you feel guilty with each bite of mashed potatoes you take, if you’ve ever found yourself wishing whole wheat potatoes existed or if you simply avoid the starchy non-vegetable altogether, you might want to think again.
We’ve shunned potatoes ever since the low-carb diet boom, but should learn to embrace the vitamin, potassium and fiber rich root. While it’s not a vegetable and shouldn’t be factored into your 5-7 servings a day, the potato is a very nutritious starch.
A plain, medium-sized baked potato contains:
–just 160 calories
–4 grams of fiber
–over 25% of daily vitamin C and potassium
–a plethora of B-vitamins, including folate
–10% of daily iron recommendation.
Follow the links for healthy potato recipes– you’ll be feeling good about potatoes faster than you can say Idaho.