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Stay Healthy Eating Delicious Potatoes

I love potatoes and thought I had to give them up because of their high starch content.

Move over, Yukon and Russets, and welcome the super healthy red potatoes.

Donna Gates of ‘The Body Ecology Diet’ recommends red potatoes because they are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium to help you stabilize blood pressure and stress-reducing B6.

Their high fiber content helps you to balance blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. Yippee! Welcome red potatoes!

If your doctor tells you you’re anemic, forget the iron pills. Red potatoes are a delicious way to keep your iron levels in check.

Yum! These are smothered in tasty herbs and chunky salt …

and are oh so good!


  • 12 red potatoes

  • kosher salt

  • ground black pepper

  • olive oil

  • dried basil leaves

  • dried thyme leaves

  • dried rosemary


1. In a large stockpot filled halfway with water, bring to boil and liberally saltwater. Add red potatoes, and boil for 15 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. Strain; set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Using a parchment-lined baking sheet, line your potatoes up 4 to a row, 3 across, making sure they aren't too close to each other. Using a potato masher or strong fork, press down in the center to smash your potato; repeat for all potatoes.

3. Drizzle olive oil over the tops of the potatoes, then brush around the entire potato (I used a basting brush). Sprinkle kosher salt, pepper, and all herbs over the tops of the potatoes. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until browned on the top.

Other uses for red potatoes:

Salad Croutons 👉 just slice, bake with olive oil and salt

Use as croutons in a salad. Just slice them thin and bake them. Delish!

Vegetable Soups 👉 Blend in soups for a creamier texture. The potato adds creaminess while the vitamin C in the other veggies promotes iron absorption.

Bruschetta 👉 Cut into small slices, place on parchment paper, and drizzle with olive oil and salt. Bake for 20 minutes. Mix 1 cup basil, 2 diced tomatoes, and ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, and 1 tbsp salt. Spread tomato mixture onto potatoes, sprinkle with nutritional yeast, and enjoy.


Huge Love and Support,


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