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3 Delicious Ways to Eat Boiled Potatoes

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3 Delicious Ways to Eat Boiled Potatoes

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!
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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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1:16PM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Loved the 2 first ones! Sharing

5:56AM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!

2:43PM PST on Nov 6, 2012


9:57PM PST on Nov 5, 2012

Will try these, thanks.

7:00PM PST on Nov 5, 2012


11:13AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

Too much cholesterol in coconut oil, Michael K. Why shouldn't we use vegetable or olive oil?

11:08AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

I liked the first recipe best.

11:58AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Some of these sound great! Thanks

5:05PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I love potatoes, especially spicy or in curry. But I leave the skin on, after scrubbing of course.

4:25PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Thanks, will try :)

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