One of my favorite snacks are red bliss potatoes. I bring one to work to snack on and will often heat one up at home to munch on too. I eat them cold and hot, depending on where I am. During the day, when I am working and short on time, I will eat the potato cold and plain and it is very filling and tasty! But there is nothing like a hot potato, steaming, with a little salt and pepper! Both hearty and satisfying at the same time.
I often hear my clients voice that they do not eat potatoes and “know” they are bad for you. This is simply untrue. Potatoes have been blacklisted as an awful carbohydrate, but yet they offer so much………………..
9 Perks of a Potato:
35 % Vitamin C for the day
6% Iron for the day
2% Calcium for the day
4 grams of protein (8% of most women’s protein needs for the day & 7 % of men’s)
3-4 grams of fiber (about 13% of fiber for the day)
Hardly any sodium
Grown on a farm versus created in a factory
ONLY 1 INGREDIENT TOO!
Interestingly, the same clients will choose to eat a granola bar with 3 -4 Tablespoons of added sugar and over 10 ingredients, but will look at me like I have 3 heads when I suggest eating potatoes (hahaha).
Cooking a potato is simple, just pierce with fork and microwave for 3-4 minutes and or better yet, if have more time dice and boil or steam and enjoy!