Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February, Potato Lovers Month
Nutrition and Recipes

Nutrition, Recipes and Politics

Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. A baked potato is a healthy food choice and contains no fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.

The potato’s reputation as being fattening is related to the method of preparation, such as greasy French fries; and the addition of butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon.

Below are some heart healthy recipes, prepared by the 
Idaho Potato Commission.

Idaho® Potato Crusted Pizza Gluten Free

Estimated Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
(Omit the salt and use a low sodium broth to lower the sodium content)
250 calories, 25 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium,
11 g protein, 14 g fat, 25 g carbohydrates (Based upon 6 - 8 servings)

Heart-Healthy Grilled Idaho® Potato Ratatouille Salad

Estimated Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
Based on 8 servings

210 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 6 g fat,
25 mg sodium, 
6 g protein

Idaho Potato Commission
National Potato Council

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