Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Are spuds your buds?

I was recently asked whether I am yay or neigh when it comes to potatoes, since everything I post tends to use some ingredient that makes it "fauxtato" friendly. Personally, I am not a fan of the potato, nutritionally speaking. In my opinion, the amount of carbs and calories in each of those little suckers far outweighs any aspect of its nutritional benefits, but that's not to say that if you're a spud-lover you have to cut them out completely. The nice thing about dishes that are made from potatoes is that they can often be made with a replacement veggie that boasts more nutritional benefits (generally lower in carbs, calories, may be higher in fiber, etc)- such as cauliflower, turnip, etc. If it's a simple baked potato you crave, there's not much you can do to replicate that, so treat yourself to a small spud, but limit the fatty toppings such as sour cream or butter (opt for fat-free sour cream and light butter if you must!)

But if it's frieschipsmashed potatoes, or potato skins you crave, Tiny Tummy has tons of replacement recipes all of which are linked in this sentence (just click your craving, and prepare to be amazed!)

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