Day 25 of The Food Is My Friend Diet – Let Food Be Thy Medicine

I Brake for Spuds

What’s fashionably white, budget-friendly, and healthy?
Give up? Potatoes! Potatoes are important for heart health, because they contain fabulous amounts of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Eat and enjoy. These nutrients may help lower blood pressure and lipid levels.
Since potatoes are low in calories, they are a great way to fill up and not out. Instead of dousing your baked potatoes with high-calorie sour cream and butter, try Italian dressing made with olive oil. Not only does the salad dressing add lots of flavor, the olive oil is a heart healthy type of fat. Did you know that the white part of potatoes also contains fiber?
Try this recipe for a healthier version of nachos using our new food friends – potatoes!