Published : 3 Nov 2018 09:37:58
Categories : Healthy Recipes
Carbs get a bad wrap. True, a bag of potato chips or a giant bowl of pasta on the regular doesn’t do us any favors. But good carbs in moderation are a necessary ingredient to a healthy diet.
I’ve made the mistake myself – you know, trying to eliminate carbs in efforts to be healthier and lose weight, but soon found myself wondering why I was so tired and lacking energy. Hmm, well a nice car won’t get you anywhere without gas in the tank, right? Our bodies are similar. Good carbs in their natural, unprocessed form like fruit, vegetables, potatoes, nuts, and whole grains give us the necessary fuel to work out longer, sustain energy, and thrive.
Potatoes sometimes fall casualty to the “carbs = bad” facade. But it’s not the potatoes themselves that are bad. It’s what we do with them. Think: french fries, (over)loaded baked potato, a giant bag of salty, addictive potato chips, sweet potatoes swimming in a sea of gooey marshmallow and brown sugar, etc. You get the picture.
But when used for good, potatoes are a nutrient and antioxidant-rich carbohydrate, loaded with potassium (more than a banana!), B6, fiber, and Vitamin C, and more. Potassium is crucial for exercise recovery, replacing the potassium our body sweats out while working out.
Fuel up with this garlic-rosemary smasher recipe, using only five ingredients: baby potatoes, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, and salt.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes