Monday, April 16, 2018

7 Reasons Potatoes Should Be on the Dinner Menu Tonight

Don’t know what to make for dinner? One word: potatoes.
It can be tough to come up with creative and healthy dinner ideas every day for your family.
It’s equally as hard to find a meal that will also appeal to all tastes; something that everyone will want to eat and enjoy.
As the chef, you want to find a dish that has all these qualities and above all doesn’t take too long to make.
So what’s out there that checks off all the items on your list?
Most would agree that this one thing probably does and that one thing is potatoes.
Here are seven reasons potatoes should be included on your dinner menu tonight.
1. Super simple
There are so many simple healthy potato recipes that will have both you and your family smiling from ear to ear after the first bite.
Most are super easy to throw together, even last minute, and usually require just a few simple ingredients.
Even served with just salt and pepper, potatoes still taste super good and are the best side dish.
2. So many options
The crazy and amazing thing about potatoes is that there are so many different ways to prepare them.
You can have them in a casserole, baked, fried, mashed, you name it and it can probably be done. You can even throw them in the microwave if you are in a bind.
You can have them as a side dish or even the main course.
3. So healthy
As was said earlier, if you need to find simple healthy potato recipes there are so many to choose from.
The great thing about potatoes is that you can usually combine them with other veggies and things that are good for you to ensure that your meals are high in vitamins and minerals but lower in calories.
For example, potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin E, and super high in vitamin C. In fact, one potato has up to 70% of your daily vitamin C intake. Also, it's a great source of protein, fiber, and potassium.
4. Many different types
If you are tired of just the same old baked potato, there is good news: there are so many types of potatoes to choose from.
These different types of potatoes mean there are so many different types of tastes and dishes you can make, ensuring a variety of flavors.
If you wanted to, you could never make a potato the same way twice.
5. Long-lasting
Another potato benefit is that they are easy to store and have a long shelf life if you aren't in the mood for potatoes tonight.
All you have to do is make sure you keep them in a cool, dark place and they should be good to go for the next couple of weeks, like when you really need to kick dinner up a notch.
6. Keep you fuller longer
Ever eaten dinner and then a couple hours later find yourself rummaging through the cupboards trying to find something to eat?
With potatoes that shouldn't be an issue. In fact, potatoes are a healthy carb that helps your body to feel full and stay full.  They are high in what is called resistant starch which activates every fullness trigger in your body.
It just goes to show that potatoes are great insurance to prevent midnight snacking.
7. It’s all you need
Technically speaking, one could survive on potatoes alone pretty well, according to Well, potatoes and milk that is.
We know you and your family probably want a little more variety in dinner, and it’s a good reminder that throwing in a potato dish or two with dinner, or any meal really, is a great idea.

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