Boiling a potato is one of the healthiest ways to enjoy it. Besides the carbs that give it all that bad press, the humble spud comes loaded with Vitamin C, potassium, iron, fiber, Vitamin B6, and trace minerals. As for the carbs, your body needs them for brain and muscle health. The best news: a cooked new potato contains a meager 26 calories.
Besides, boiled potatoes are so versatile! I always keep some in my fridge to be able to dish up a quick salad, snack, or curry, without an iota of guilt. Sharing 3 simple and good-for-you ideas with you:
- Hot Minty Potatoes:
Mix finely chopped mint leaves, cilantro leaves, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl, with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Boil potatoes, break them by hand, and toss them in the mixture. Enjoy hot! I like to mash them lightly with a fork and spread them on hot whole wheat toast—no butter required!