Potatoes get a bad rap. Sure, if you load them up with butter, sour cream, cheese etc the calorie count will add up. But a small serving of potatoes, flavored with herbs and cooked with some healthy olive oil can definitely be part of a well balanced diet. Potatoes are naturally low in sugar (1.6 grams in a small potato), provide a decent amount of vitamin C (22% of daily requirement), and although they are a starchy vegetable, one provides a modest 10% of daily carb requirements plus some fiber. And they have Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. So don't eliminate potatoes from your diet!
In this simple recipe, I've used the Pure Olive Oil from Crisco that I received as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers Program. I roasted the potatoes just until they were barely starting to brown. We also like them roasted to a crackly crunch, achieved by simply leaving them in the oven longer.
Makes 2 servings, each approximately 132 calories, 6.8 grams fat, 16.4 grams carbs, 2.1 grams fiber, 1.9 grams protein; 4 WW Points+
1 1/2 cups red potatoes, cut in approximately 1 x 1 inch pieces
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP chopped fresh thyme (or rosemary)
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss potatoes with oil, thyme, salt and pepper and spread in baking pan.
Do you shy away from potatoes and other starchy vegetables in your diet?