Friday, January 13, 2012

Potatoes

Please, raise your hands anyone who DOESN'T love potatoes? I thought so too, not many.
Do you know how much I love potatoes?



This much...

From simple mushed or baked potatoes to elaborated stuffed potatoes, you name it.
Potatoes (and mushrooms) are vegetarian's meat. Sort off... :)


There are some discussions about how much if any potatoes one can consume to be healthy and loose weight. I believe in one thing: eating a good food, whole, fresh, organic, and non-GMO in moderation will do only good for me and my family.
And latest study by University of California proves it:


“The results of this study confirm what health professionals and nutrition experts have said for years; when it comes to weight loss, it is not about eliminating a certain food or food groups, rather, it is reducing calories that count,” said lead researcher Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, MS. “There is no evidence that potatoes, when prepared in a healthful manner, contribute to weight gain.  In fact, we are seeing that they can be part of a weight loss program.”  


In other words, potatoes or no potatoes, do your math: 
  • Want to loose weight, calories "In" have to be less than calories "Out". 
  • Want to maintain weight, calories "In" have to be equal to calories "Out" (or a little less). 

Sorry, I got carried away.


Anyway, back to potatoes. Here is what's for dinner tonight, as easy as it could be:



  • Ingredients - potatoes and seasoning.

 Preheat oven to 400F.

Wash and cut  lengthwise  5-6 medium size potatoes (I love Russet potatoes, as you can see).

Place all the wedges on the oiled baking sheet, skin down.

Season with salt, pepper, garlic granules and dill weed.  Drizzle a little oil on the top.

Bake 35 minutes until golden brown and taste it.


Enjoy with anything you like.

My choice for today was a cabbage salad.






How do you like your potatoes (if any)?

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

2 comments:

  1. I love potatoes and enjoy them! My difficulty is preparing them in a healthy manner. They are always begging for butter, cream and cheese! BTW - that is an AWESOME sack of potatoes!

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  2. To the point! I liked this post!!

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Your warm comments put a smile on my heart.