Do you pitch the peels of potatoes into the garbage disposal? You could be discarding a wealth of good-for-you ingredients. The skins are loaded with disease-fighting nutrients and weight-friendly fiber. By incorporating potato skins into your diet, you’ll get more healthy meals from each potato.
Here is a list of ten (10) things that you can do with thesenutritious morsels. In most cases, just pull out the amount of peels that you need from the freezer and let thaw in the fridge first:
(Please refer to the article Green Recipes 101: How to prepare potato peels before attempting any of the items listed below. It explains how to prepare the potato peels referred to in this top 10 list.)
- Make potato skins. They are so much tastier and a heck of a lot more nutritious than store bought ones. Plus, you can add the toppings you like, instead of those that a restaurant makes you choose. To make it a meal-add some protein (like beans) and serve a side salad. Dinner is served!
- Dice them up, add onions, and make hash browns. Perfect for breakfast or use as a side dish to any meal.
- Pulse them in a food processor a …
Despite the nutrient content of potato skins, many restaurant versions of potato skin dishes can wreak havoc on your diet and your health. Avoid potato skins loaded with high-fat and high-sodium ingredients, like cheese and bacon. Instead, prepare healthy potato skins at home by filling the skins with chopped steamed broccoli and unflavored greek yogurt. Alternatively, stuff your potato skins with sauteed peppers and onions, and top your meal with salsa. Avoid cooking methods that require the addition of oils, such as frying. Instead, simply bake your potato skins in the oven without the use of oil.