5 Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Potato Dishes

Potatoes are fairly nutritious, as long as they're not deep-fried or smothered in butter. But if you feel like you're stuck in a potato rut, or want choices with a greater mix of nutrients, try these delicious options.

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    Instead of roasted potatoes try: Roasted turnips

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim 2 pounds of turnips, and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, and salt to taste. Roast for about 30 minutes, or until brown and tender. For added flavor, sprinkle with rosemary.

    Instead of French fries try: Baked yam fries

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub yams and cut into 1/4 x 1/4 x 4-inch strips. Toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, and a teaspoon each of ground cumin and ground coriander, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable spray, and arrange yams on the sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25 minutes, turning once midway through.

    Instead of mashed potatoes try: Mashed cauliflower

    Steam a whole cauliflower (or just some florets) until soft. In a large bowl, combine the steamed vegetable with 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of softened butter. Use a potato masher to mash the cauliflower until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

    Instead of potato chips try: Kale chips

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse and dry kale leaves; tear into roughly 3 x 3-inch strips. Mist leaves lightly with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until brown and crispy.

    Instead of a baked potato try: Baked celery root

    Preheat over to 400°F. Peel 4 pounds of celery root (about 3 pieces) and cut into 1-inch chunks. Toss with 1/3 cup vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons salt. Place in a roasting pan and bake 30 minutes. Stir, reduce temperature to 375°F, and bake 60 minutes more.

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    Your Comments

    • tabithaitgirl

      that sounds really good!!!

    • Bonesaw69

      with the cauliflower, also add some lowfat or nonfat cream cheese

    • Lilibetha78

      I subtitute turnips to daikon if I cant find any for my sinigang.

    • Eva Elliott

      Just switch to sweet potatoes or yams and you will have much less carbs and they taste great and are so much healthier for you.

      • Zie_hart

        yeah and its always available in my place so why not? thanks for that info…