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National Potato Day

Kayla Sheely , 08/19/2016

It’s National Potato Day!

Oh the beloved potato. While Americans sorely undereat when it comes to fresh vegetables (only consuming half of the recommended amount of produce), potatoes are the one vegetable we seem to have extra special love for -- probably because they can be prepared as greasy fries and potato chips. Even though potatoes are technically a vegetable, they are more like a starch in their nutritional value. 

That doesn’t mean you need to rule out the good ol’ potato completely! When you’re ordering a meal at a restaurant or preparing your own dish, try having some steamed or baked potatoes as a side dish instead of pasta or rice. Combine potatoes with other nutrient-dense vegetables to make a healthy meal for you and your family.

Instead of binging on french fries (just because something started as a healthy vegetable doesn’t mean that’s how they ended up!), enjoy one of these delicious potato recipes!

Chived Bean and Potato Salad

This potato salad is a healthy spin on a picnic favorite! It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser with its homemade, flavorful vegan mayo. Grab the recipe here.

Grandma’s Favorite Baked Sweet Potato

Traditional potatoes don’t have to take all of the spotlight on this holiday! Sweet potatoes can brighten up your potato routine -- and this baked sweet potato recipe will hit the spot. Get Grandma’s recipe here.

Very Veggie Vegetable Soup

Summer is starting to wind down, and we’ll soon have the perfect weather for some hearty vegetable soup. And this is a great recipe! What’s vegetable soup without potatoes? Find the recipe here.

Baked Sweet Potato and Tofu Falafel

Get creative with your starchy celebrations today and opt for a more non-traditional route! Grab the recipe here.

Sweet Potato Fries

Last but not least -- we couldn’t have a list of our favorite potato recipes without including a healthy fry option. And these sweet potato fries fit the bill perfectly! Get the recipe here.


For tips on how to eat healthy (with or without potatoes!), schedule a call with one of our nutrition life coaches!  

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