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How to do your potato right!

The Fox News Health Blog  featured a post on the keys to keeping potatoes healthy, written by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, nutritionist.

She had some GREAT rules of the road to keeping your favorite potatoes healthy, including healthy fries, potato salad, and mashed potatoes. However, my favorite was Stuffed Baked Potatoes:

“The key is to look for healthy toppers. Filling your baked potato with vegetables is a healthy way to add even more vitamins, without adding fat. Instead of using full-fat sour cream, mozzarella cheese or cheddar use their low-fat or fat-free alternatives to save on half the calories and fat. Use salsa for a bold topper — you’ll crank up your metabolism. Capsaicin, the substance that gives kick to peppers and chilis, has a thermogenic effect, meaning it causes the body to burn extra calories for 20 minutes after you eat them.”


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