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potato peeled by a peeler

3 Healthy Ways to Eat More Potatoes

potato peeled by a peelerDo you know that it takes about 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make just 2,500 pounds of your favorite potato chips? And Americans consumes more than four pounds of potato chips yearly. That’s a lot of crunch, alright.

But if you love potatoes and you want to stay on the healthier side, here are some of the healthier ways to prepare and eat potatoes.

Bake them!

You can start with the simplest—cooking potatoes in the oven. Bless This Mess shares that If you love French fries but don’t want to deep-fry, you can bake them in the oven instead. Cut them into wedges or strings and toss them in good olive oil. Sprinkle some coarse salt and pepper and then bake until crisp. Once you get the hang of it, you can start flavoring them with paprika, oregano, Italian seasoning, and more. You get the flavor and the crisp without the high fat.

Boil them!

If you love mashed potatoes, you should definitely make your own. For a healthier version, swap the cream with yogurt or even plain milk, add some salt and pepper and a little bit of your favorite cheese for more flavor. It’s a simple side dish that is loved by many. Like the fries, you can flavor your homemade mashed potatoes with some spices when you feel like experimenting with new flavors.

Microwave them!

If you don’t want the hassles of baking, you can try cooking the potatoes in a microwave and make some loaded potatoes. But to stay on the healthy side, ditch the cream and watch your butter serving. Add flavor minus the fat but going for natural yogurt instead of sour cream and adding some lemon juice, salt, and pepper for that tangy, salty kick you’re looking for. Ditch the bacon as well.

Go for Potatoes

You can eat potatoes even if you’re trying to lose weight, just be mindful about how you cook, flavor, and serve them. There are more ways to serve potatoes the healthy way, but you can start with these three.