- Michelle Yarn
Favorite Heart Healthy Recipes
Potato, pa-tah-to… call them what you want, but these bad boys are chock full of nutrients! In fact, Idaho potatoes are certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food. And that’s just one more reason to love them!
Did you know that one medium size Idaho potato has about as much potassium as two bananas? Potassium is an important mineral and one of its benefits is helping reduce blood pressure. Yet, in a recent survey conducted by the Idaho Potato Commission, only 27% of people realized that potatoes are a good source of potassium.
So now that we know they’re a heart healthy food, it’s time to cook them up. You have so much freedom to get creative here because Idaho Potatoes are so versatile. Here are three delicious recipes to try.
1. Heart-Healthy Drop Kick Idaho® Potato Dip
It’s a delicious potato hummus you can serve with baked pita chips or assorted veggies for extra crunch and flavor.
2. Hearty White-on-White Idaho® Potato-Cauliflower Soup
The onion, potato and cauliflower are the perfect tasty combo.
3. Cheesy Idaho Potatoes & Ham
For cheese lovers like me, this easy, cheesy idaho potatoes and ham is a winner. To make it better for you, you can use lower fat cheese and reduced-sodium ham and broth. Just put your ingredients in the crock pot and dinner is waiting for you and the family at the end of the day!
You can get these full recipes and more ideas at IdahoPotato.com and when you’re shopping, make sure you're purchasing genuine Idaho potatoes -- just look for the "Grown in Idaho" seal.