Tag: potatoes

More Foods That Fill You Up

by in Healthy Tips, October 13, 2013

Ever wonder why a doughnut leaves you hungry within moments of finishing, while a bowl of oatmeal keeps you full for hours? An innovative study conducted in the 1990s looked at how “full” someone stayed after consuming 240 calories of a variety of foods. The top five scorers were all whole foods and, surprisingly, theRead more

Smashed Fingerling Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan

by in Robin's Healthy Take, January 8, 2013

Try a new, colorful take on smashed potatoes: used purple, red and gold fingerlings instead of the usual spuds.

One Small Change: Your Old Friend, the Potato

by in Small Steps, September 23, 2012

Potatoes often get a bad reputation in the health world, but these spuds actually have some great nutritional benefits. The key is preparing them right

Robin’s Healthy Take: Better-For-You Potato Skins

by in Robin's Healthy Take, September 3, 2012

Did you know that a single restaurant serving of potato skins contains 1270 calories? Robin shows you how to slim down this typically unhealthy recipe while still packing in flavor.

Robin’s Healthy Take: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four

by in Robin's Healthy Take, November 18, 2011

I love potatoes! Red, gold, purple, sweet, fingerling, russet. Fall seems like an especially great time to enjoy potato dishes because they partner so well with the other staples of the season (turkey, ham, beef roast). Not only do they round out a dish, their inherent starch helps them soak up sauces and gravies. HereRead more

Food News: Senate Votes to Keep Potatoes in Schools

by in Food News, October 30, 2011

Spuds are sticking around the school lunch line — for now anyway. The Senate voted to block an Obama administration proposal to reduce the amount of French fries available in schools. The proposed Agriculture Department’s rules would allow only two servings of potatoes at lunch a week. Those fighting back argue the USDA should focusRead more