Eat potatoes!  No worries.

I don’t know about you, but I’m real tired of the low carb diet phase. Sure, Atkins may be dead (literally and figuratively), but any number of carb bashing diets keeps popping up at any given time.

 

Rather than avoid carbs, why not embrace them for the awesome macronutrient they are?  Yes, they raise your blood sugar, but they’re what your body and noggen need for fuel.  And potatoes are complex carbs- meaning they break down more slowly and don’t raise blood sugar as quickly as simple carbs like jelly beans and soda.  Potatoes boast a decent amount of fiber as well as potassium.  And while French fries are not the healthiest way to eat a potato, you can try this simple recipe without the guilt.

 

Ingredients:

3 Russet or other baking potatoes

non-sticky cooking spray (Olive oil type)

1/2 tsp. Seasoned salt

1/2 tsp. Rosemary

 

Directions: 

Pre-heat oven for 425 degrees.

Clean and peel potatoes, then cut them into wedges

Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray and spread the wedges out on the pan.

Sprinkle the potatoes with seasoned salt and rosemary.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until potatoes are crispy, but not overdone.

 

Makes 4 servings.  Nutrition facts per serving: 107 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 2.1 grams protein, 25 grams carbohydrate, 1.8 grams fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 299 mg sodium

 

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