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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February, Idaho Potato Lovers Month
Nutrition, Recipes, and Politics


Nutrition, Recipes and Politics


Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. A baked potato is a healthy food choice and contains no fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.


The potato’s reputation as being fattening is related to the method of preparation, such as greasy French fries; and the addition of butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon.


Below are some heart healthy recipes, prepared by the 
Idaho Potato Commission.


Idaho® Potato Crusted Pizza

Estimated Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
(Omit the salt and use a low sodium broth to lower the sodium content)
280 calories, 25 mg cholesterol, 638 mg sodium,
13 g protein, 4 g fat, 27 g carbohydrates (Based upon 8 servings)

Grilled Idaho® Potato Ratatouille Salad

Estimated Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
345 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 15 g fat, 90 mg sodium,
7 g protein, 52 g carbohydrates


Potato Bars
NPC Survey of School
Food Service Directors

Dayle Hayes, registered dietitian speaks about the
important role of the potato and the variety of
 healthy methods of preparation in our schools.


Resources
Idaho Potato Commission
National Potato Council
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD; School Meals That Rock






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