I must admit I love potatoes, I also admit that I judge a restaurant by the taste of their potatoes. If the potato doesn’t fit, I am most likely not coming back.

Potatoes are probably the most versatile of veggies. They can be cooked in an array of different ways and can be matched with wide number of other vegetables.

Why should you eat potatoes?

Fresh potatoes are high in vitamin C, phytonutrients (such as carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid) and antioxidants. Phytonutrients are essential, such as vitamins, but if your diet is full of phytonutrients, they help your body function correctly and help prevent disease.

Carotenoids are antioxidants and help rid of free radicals which damage tissue. Different types of carotenoids are converted in our bodies to vitamin A. Vitamin A is keeping your eyes and skin healthy.

Vitamin B6 in potatoes helps maintain a healthy neurological system, and create brain chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine, which in turn may help depression.

Potatoes have a high fiber content, so they help good gut function.

Fresh potatoes have a high number of health benefits. Make sure that you don’t fry them or eat highly processed potatoes, as they most likely lost their nutritional properties.

Fingering potato salad

I love eating potatoes mixed with other fruits and vegetables. Today, I wanted to share with you a quick and easy recipe that can be altered based on your preferences and likes.

Ingredients:

Half a bag of fingering potatoes

1 can of garbanzo beans

1.5 half sour pickles

1/4 red onion

1 Spoon of vegan mayo

Fresh Parsley

Salt, Paprika, Oregano to taste

Cook the potatoes for 20-25 minutes on medium hot with a lid. While to potatoes are boiling cut the onion, pickles into small cubes, add chopped parsley. Mix all ingredients with drained and rinsed chickpeas.

Rinse the potatoes when ready and cut them in bite size pieces, add to the mix along with salt, paprika, oregano and mayo.

Enjoy!

Do you have a go-to potato dish that is easy to make? Share the dish in the comment section.

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