We’ve been on a massive potato kick at Plant Riot HQ. We’re making lots of healthy potato recipes and enjoying every moment of it!
Are potatoes healthy?
Potatoes are nutrient-dense, versatile, and relatively inexpensive. However, they can get a bad rap, and aren’t always served in a ‘healthy’ manner. For example, they can be laden with oil from deep frying or drenched in creamy sauces. Although these meals may be tasty, you definitely don’t want to eat them too often!
Instead, we try to focus on healthy potato recipes. As a result, we can benefit from all the goodness in these nutrient powerhouses. As a matter of fact, one medium potato has a range of vitamins and nutrients, including:
- Calories: 161
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Protein: 4.3 grams
- Carbs: 36.6 grams
- Fiber: 3.8 grams
- Vitamin C: 28% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 27% of the RDI
- Potassium: 26% of the RDI
- Manganese: 19% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 12% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
- Niacin: 12% of the RDI
- Folate: 12% of the RDI
Wow!! See how healthy just one medium potato can be?
Healthy Potato Recipes
So now that we know how healthy potatoes are let’s share some recipes! These are 9 of our favorites from around the blogosphere! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
These creamy and crispy Hasselback Potatoes with garlic and herbs are perfect as a side dish. You can also load them a plate with a delicious garden salad! In addition, we love the textures in these potatoes – creamy at the bottom and crunchy at the top. The best of both worlds!
Lentil Moussaka with Mashed Potatoes
The next potato recipe is a healthier take on the traditional Moussaka. This Vegan Lentil Moussaka topped with mashed potatoes is plant protein powdered, using lentils in place of animal protein (which we love!!). It also adds eggplant and other veggies to create a ‘stew’ type mixture. After that, the whole thing is smothered with creamy mashed potatoes. Obviously, this dish is simply delicious, and one of our favorite meal prep recipes for lunches.
Cheesy Potato Croquettes
These delicious Vegan Cheesy Potato Croquette will have you craving a second batch! These morsels are vegan, so the creamy cheesy-ness comes from the mashed potatoes, nutritional yeast, and non-dairy mozzarella. What’s more, the combination between the cheesy center and the crunchy breading is perfection. This recipe is a must-try!
Potato + Lentil Dal
This easy Potato + Lentil Dal recipe is another mid-week and meal prep favorite! In fact, we love to cook up a batch of dal and enjoy it alongside a big green salad. Additionally, the turmeric, cumin, and chili make the dal really aromatic. The final result is a super-flavorful, healthy, and protein-packed healthy recipe.
Chili Cheese Fries
You can’t beat this skillet of Vegan Chili Cheese Fries. Especially given their delicious seasoning of onion, garlic, and paprika. Furthermore, they are loaded with veggie bean chili and homemade vegan cheese sauce. This is basically the perfect meal or snack to share with friends!
Easy Potato Curry
This Easy Vegan Potato Curry recipe is made with creamy potatoes, onion, tomatoes, spinach, coconut milk, and spices. It’s also another great recipe for a quick weeknight meal. Also, if you need a little more bulk to your meal, you just add some basmati rice! What’s more, any leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day!
Crispy Potato Tacos
Next up is this tasty Vegan Potato Tacos recipe! Obviously, you can’t beat tacos as a tasty and delicious quick meal. However, add crispy potatoes, creamy avocado, and salad into the mix, and we are sold! Just wrap everything up in a corn tortilla, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and satisfying plant-based meal! Crispy Potato Tacos are our new favorite!
Super Crispy Delicious Oven Fries
This recipe for Crispy Oven Fries is so easy to achieve. There’s just one simple tip (hint: removing excess starch). After just one bite you’ll be craving homemade oven fries all the time!
Easy + Creamy Potato Salad
Last but not least, our favorite Easy + Creamy Potato Salad with Vegan Mayo recipe. In fact, we take this whenever we’re invited to a picnic or BBQ! Obviously, everyone loves Potato Salad. Also, the recipe is super easy to make ahead of time! We even get a little hands-on and make our own vegan mayonnaise. It only takes five minutes to whiz this up in the blender.
So there you have it – 9 Healthy Potato Recipes to Try Now! We hope you will test them out, and enjoy them as much as we do!
What are your favorite potato recipes? Post a comment below and let us know!