The Best Crispy Baked Fries. Oil free. Vegan. GF.
Potatoes are one the most nutritionally well-rounded foods you can eat yet so misunderstood. Of course, we live in a world that bastardizes them with oils, butter, sour cream and a variety of other artery-clogging agents. I know many people shy away from potatoes because of the carbs and belief that they make you fat. They don’t. One medium baked potato has only 161 calories, plus 4 g of filling fiber. Chilled, cooked potato is packed with resistant starch, a fibrous substance that could help you lose weight. “If you keep portion sizes in check—no more than one medium potato in a given meal—and eat the fiber-rich skin, potatoes make a satisfying, low-cal, nutrient-rich side dish,” says Michelle Dudash, RD, a Gilbert, AZ-based nutritionist.
Lowering blood pressure: Potatoes have a blood pressure-lowering compounds called kukoamines.
B6: Many of the building blocks of protein, amino acids, require B6 for their synthesis, as do the nucleic acids used in the creation of our DNA. Vitamin B6 is essential for the formation of virtually all new cells in the body. B6 is also necessary for the breakdown of glycogen, the form in which sugar is stored in our muscle cells and liver, so this vitamin is a key player in athletic performance and endurance. Support cardiovascular and nervous systems in the body.
There are a variety of potato recipes on the web but this recipe is my all-time favorite. Fix it and forget it recipe. You can use whatever spices you love. I opt for no salt seasonings. No oil. I eat these many nights for dinner and they keep me filled all night long. Obsessed.
— Knead to Cook