The week for POTATOES - Shop Savvy 6 July 2016

Coles is doing what seems like a Potato Fair this week.
From the normal washed potatoes to fancy Royale varieties, Peruvian, and Sweet Potatoes.
You've got lots of choices.

So the spotlight is on how to enjoy this versatile vegetable in different ways!
Be a house master chef by choosing different potatoes for different purposes.

... Red Royale or Sebago for roasting.
... Creme Royale for mashing.
... Dutch Cream for salads.
... Creme Gold is an all-rounder.

I know, potatoes these days have a bad name.
Apparently it's fattening, because it's a starchy vegetable and has "lots of carb" (according to many of my clients when they first step in to my clinic and talk about "healthy vs unhealthy food").

But is it really?
Let's have a look.

A medium potato gives you a good dose of fibre (4-5g per medium potato).

Once cooked then cooled potatoes (and any other starchy foods) increase in resistant starch, a special type of starch that acts like soluble fibre in the body.
Fibre and resistant starch are known to regulate blood sugar levels, improve cholesterol profile, and maintain healthy gut microbiota. 

Did you know that potatoes are a good source of vitamin C?

Potatoes are also a good source of potassium, for healthy blood pressure, and vitamin B6, for healthy brain function.

The health benefits of potatoes are endless really, but most importantly, they're tasty.
Who doesn't like potatoes?

Now enough said, let's try some yummy recipes!

The Best Roast Potatoes
The best roast potatoes
You will not go back to those frozen potato wedges. Seriously. These are delish.

Rosemary Garlic Hasselback Potatoes
Perfect winter gathering dish.
The thinner you slice the potatoes the crispier you'll get.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chilli
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili for Two
A little bit of chilli can warm you up.
These are great frozen too, so you can make a batch and freeze in portions to prep you for a busy week.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

All time favourite hash browns!
Using sweet potatoes really make the hash sweet sweet.

Walnut Pesto Potato Salad

Ohhhh yeahhhhh.
A great side dish to fish or steak.

Avocado and Potato Mash

A nice and creamy change to your usual mash.

And finally, let's see what's on special at major supermarkets this week to help you keep within your budget.
Australian Jacket Potatoes 2 pack $3
Australian little Salad Spud 1kg pack $2
Australian Peruvian Potatoes 1kg pack $4.50
Australian Washed Potatoes 2kg bag $3.50
Edgell Black Beans 400g $1

Australian Walnuts 500g pack $8
Australian The Odd Bunch Avocado 1kg pack $3.50
Australian Broccolini 2 for $4

Happy eating :)


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