Navigation Links
No Need to Forego Nutrition in Tight Economic Times
Date:10/27/2008

Potatoes Provide Incomparable Nutrient Value for Less Than 25 Cents A

Serving

DENVER, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer research just released by consulting firm Booz & Company confirmed that U.S. consumers have cut back spending significantly over the past six months and that more than one third of consumers have made measurable cutbacks in frequent purchases, such as dining out. That means more home-cooked meals and the opportunity to prepare healthier food. Contrary to popular belief, fresh produce doesn't have to break the food budget, particularly if you count on potatoes.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081027/AQM016)

Potatoes, a mainstay of traditional diets for centuries, contain essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants and are fat-, sodium- and cholesterol free. Even better, one serving -- a medium (5.3 ounce) potato will only set you back about 25 cents. Pound for pound, potatoes are still one of the least expensive items in the produce department.

It's easy to keep this vegetable as healthy as it was when it was pulled from the ground. Just keep food "partner" ingredients nutritious, too. Top a baked potato with jarred salsa, low-fat cheese, or shredded rotisserie chicken. Or, top a mound of mashed potatoes prepared with nonfat chicken broth with ratatouille or another mixture of sauteed seasonal vegetables. Add olive- oil and garlic roasted potatoes to a green salad to make it more satisfying.

For a host of healthy potato recipes, visit http://www.momsdinnerhelper.com. In the meantime, start eating better on a budget today. Try the United States Potato Board's Pennywise Potato-Turkey Wraps. This self-contained dinner sandwich is full of vegetables and can be made for approximately $1.84 per serving. It was designed to include an ingredient from each of the sections of the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and can be whipped up using ingredients that most people have on hand.

Pennywise Potato-Turkey Wraps

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

3/4 pound (12 ounces) potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon canola oil

3/4 pound (12 ounces) ground lean turkey

1 large carrot, shredded

1/3 cup sliced green onions with tops

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning or basil

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 large (9 to 10-inch) whole wheat or high fiber tortillas

Light sour cream (optional)

Place potatoes in microwave-safe bowl; sprinkle with water. Cover, venting one corner. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 8 minutes just until potatoes are tender. (Time will depend on wattage of your oven.) Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add and break up turkey; cook 5 minutes, tossing occasionally. Mix in carrot; cook 2 minutes. Add potatoes and onions; cook and toss 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; mix in tomato sauce, cheese, and herbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, four to five minutes until mixture is hot and most of sauce is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper. On work surface, lay out tortillas. Place 3/4 cup hot turkey mixture on each; fold and roll up as for burritos. Cut in halves and place on serving plates. Accompany with sour cream, if desired

Makes four main-dish servings

Nutrition information per serving: 385 calories; 78 calories from fat; 9 g fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 723 mg sodium; 44 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 33 g protein; 640 mg potassium; 1822 mg vitamin A (IU); 12 mg vitamin C.


'/>"/>
SOURCE United States Potato Board
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AHCA, Alliance Praise New Bipartisan, Bi-Cameral Effort Urging Bush Administration to Forego Medicare Cuts
2. Video: Nutrition Comes to NASCAR
3. Fitness Champion Natalie Waples to be Spokesperson for Natural Nutrition International Direct Marketing Campaign
4. Cities Say Restaurant Nutrition Information Crucial in Fighting Obesity
5. FDA: Use the Nutrition Facts Label to Make Healthy Food Choices
6. Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina
7. Vatican Affirms Church Teaching on Nutrition and Hydration for Individuals In Vegetative State
8. Comment Regarding Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Clarification Concerning Nutrition and Hydration for Patients in a Persistent Vegetative State
9. The Nutrition-Conscious Are Taking a Bite Out of Fast Food
10. The Nutrition-Conscious Take a Bite Out of Fast Food
11. Wellcorps International Unveils New Nutritional Supplements
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... ... Einstein Medical is proud to announce that it has created ... at the 2016 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress, which takes place in New Orleans, LA ... Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrations will be held at the Ernest ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Spring ... results with IVF and with egg freezing, today announced the grand opening of ... highest quality fertility care, Spring Fertility offers both fertility preservation (egg, sperm, embryo, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s ... latest addition to its family of Partner Firms. Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, South ... resources, and health care consumerism specialists. , “Partnering with UBA will enable our ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... commencement of a master charity program created to assist the people of their ... working closely with nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Their hope is to bring ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Tim Dieter ... serving families of greater Dubuque, IA. The current campaign fundraises for Veteran’s Freedom ... veterans. Donations to Veteran’s Freedom Center may now be made here: http://www.veteransfreedomcenter.com/donate/ ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... -- According to market research "Global Computed Tomography ... 2022 - Industry Insights by Slice Type (High, Mid and ... P&S Market Research, the global computed tomography market ... expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% during 2016-2022. ... expected to witness the faster growth, CAGR of 5.3%, during ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... of the  "Global Multiple Myeloma Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, provides ... Multiple Myeloma epidemiology, Multiple Myeloma market valuations ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 ... the  "Global Acute lymphocytic Leukemia Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Lymphocytic Leukemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... Leukemia pipeline products, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia epidemiology, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: