Sunday, May 4, 2014

French fry fix

This is a fairly guilt-free way to satisfy that occasional French fry craving. Of course, there's still the evil starchy carbs in the potato, but potatoes get a bad rap and really do have loads of nutritional content (high in potassium and B6!), as long as they're not deep fried or loaded with butter, sour cream or other gunk. To make these fries, I scrubbed two small russet potatoes, sliced them into good sized pieces, rubbed with only about a teaspoon of olive oil, spread them on a cookie sheet (flat sides down on the sheet) with salt, pepper, a little garlic powder and crushed rosemary. Then I baked in a 400° oven for about an hour. Works great with sweet potatoes too. Mmm.  

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Potato nutrition—45 percent of the daily value for vitamin Cmore potassium (620 mg) than even bananas, spinach, or broccoli;10 percent of the daily value of B6;Trace amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc... and all this for around 110 calories— and no fat, sodium, or cholesterol.

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