So, we pretty much want you to take everything you’ve heard about potatoes and throw it out the window. Harvard recently revisited a huge study that found potatoes were unhealthy and realized it wasn’t the potatoes causing adverse health effects, but all the indulgent toppings served with them giving these spuds a bad rap (think: loaded fries or cheesy twice-baked potatoes).
Potatoes have more potassium per serving than bananas and broccoli. They’re also a good source of fiber, helping to slow digestion and prevent blood sugar spikes. And there are so many different delicious varieties to choose from! Our Skillet Lemon Chicken & Potatoes with Kale is an easy, delicious and super-healthy weeknight dinner and our Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili for Two is hearty and warming on a cold night.
If you push past the yogurts marketed to children with their high sugar content and the “diet” versions made with artificial sweeteners, yogurt can be a seriously healthy food and essential part of our diets.
Yogurt is full of good-for-your-gut probiotics, which helps boost our digestion, immunity and brain health. Yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium and protein for strong bones and can add creaminess to dishes without all the fat and calories of heavy cream. We love using yogurt in our Cajun Salmon with Greek Yogurt Remoulade to lighten things up, and it is especially delicious in our super-convenient Granola & Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles.