February is Potato Lovers MonthPotatoes are very easy to cook and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. They are also a great addition to your diet. Did you know that the skin of a potato contains lots of nutritional value? According to coloradopotatoes.org, the skin contains half of the potato’s dietary fiber. It is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, containing almost half of your daily recommended vitamin C and about 1/5 of your daily recommended potassium.
Unfortunately many potato recipes include significant amounts of fat and sodium. Here is a recipe for making healthy oven potatoes with less fat and sodium.Healthier Oven Potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon salt
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
2. Combine oil, garlic, basil, rosemary, parsley, red pepper flakes, and salt in a large bowl. Toss in potatoes until evenly coated. Place potatoes in a single layer on a roasting pan or baking sheet.
3. Roast in preheated oven, turning occasionally, until potatoes are brown on all sides, 20 to 30 minutes.