Hi! Happy Healthy Food Friday!

It’s Alysa here – I’m the official Registered Dietitian for the Mamavation Moms. One of the questions I get from the Mamavation Moms is, “Can I still eat potatoes?”. Somewhere along the way, most of you have been told that potatoes are a “bad” food and that you should stay away from them. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. When you rescue a potato from the deep-fryer, you find one of the best food sources of potassium on the planet. When you save a potato from calorie-bomb toppings such as sour cream and butter, you get a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

The key lies in how you prepare your potato and how big your portion size is. This recipe calls for small yukon gold potatoes and just a spritz of olive oil. Take one and pass them around for a healthy starch that satisfies the craving for fried potatoes.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Rating: 51

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

This recipe calls for small yukon gold potatoes and just a spritz of olive oil. Take one and pass them around for a healthy starch that satisfies the craving for fried potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 small Yukon gold potato per person
  • Olive oil in a Misto sprayer
  • 2 Tbsp. chives, snipped

Instructions

  1. Wash potatoes and place in large pot. Fill with enough water to cover potatoes. Bring water to a boil over high heat, then lower to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender.
  2. While potatoes are boiling, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. After 20 minutes, remove potatoes from water and set aside to cool.
  4. Spread parchment paper over a large baking sheet. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, use a dish towel and your hands to smash each potato.
  5. Spray smashed potatoes with olive oil and cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh chives before serving.
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Submitted by: Alysa (@inspiredrd) from InspiredRD.com Dietitian, Personal Trainer, Cook, Crafter, Wife, Mom, proud wearer of onion-goggles. New Celiac. Official dietitian of Mamavation & Baby Boot Camp.

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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.
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