Early this week, I read about a 150kg man who ate an all potato diet for a year and then lost half his body weight. I know it might go against our lifelong belief that potatoes are not healthy but they really are. US potatoes are excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of potassium (more than a banana!), vitamin B6, and is naturally fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.It contains a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity.
It really all boils down to how we prepare our potatoes and of course, the serving size. But even though US potatoes are super healthy, majority of people wouldn’t survive an all-potato diet. We all know that everything in excess is not good. It has to be in moderation and balance.
So today, I’m sharing with you an example of a weekly menu plan I make for my family.
It’s is 5-Day Meal Plan using Frozen US Potatoes, Fresh US Potatoes, and Dehydrated US Potatoes.
Frozen US Potatoes – You know how much we love Frozen US Potatoes. It comes in different varieties and is easily available in leading supermarkets nationwide. Some of the cuts available are frozen half shells, wedges, slices, straight cuts, crinkle cuts, loop/curly or popularly known as twister fries, lattice/basket and mojos.
Fresh US Potatoes – US fresh potatoes are carefully grown by family farms and follow strict guidelines set by the US seed certification system to ensure that every potato product is high quality. U.S. potato growers rely on highly scientific techniques for monitoring soil, water content and plant nutritional needs.
Dehydrated US Potatoes – (Or Instant Mashed Potatoes) Available US dehydrated potato products in the Philippines are the US standard potato flakes which are perfect for baking or creating mashed potatoes.
When you buy U.S. high-quality dehydrated potatoes, you are getting real potatoes, just with the water removed. U.S. dehydrated potato products deliver all the flavor, nutrition and versatility of potatoes in a more convenient package – and are the perfect ingredient for everything from soups and salads to main dishes and desserts.
Dehydrated US Potatoes are great for making mashed potatoes when you’re pressed for time. I used it to make these delectable Salmon Cakes which I paired with salad.
While the Mojos Potatoes I paired with Creamy Mushroom Garlic Chicken.
Will share with you the recipes on my next posts, promise.
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