Potatoes. They actually are nutritious!

Bacon, sour cream, and butter! They sure do sound good don’t they, but they are the reason that potatoes have been given a bad name over the years. Potatoes really are a great healthy food. It’s just those toppings that make them bad for us!

Are you ready for some awesome healthy facts about potatoes?

  • Potatoes naturally contain no fat or sodium!
  • 1 serving of potatoes gives you almost 18% of your daily recommended intake of Potassium.
  • A potato will give you 45% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C.
  • According to the USDA, potatoes contain all necessary requirements to sustain life. Therefore, you could live off potatoes alone for the rest of your life.
  • One serving is just 110 calories!

So get out there and enjoy some potatoes! And don’t believe all the hype about them being bad for you!

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Here are some healthy substitutes for those naughty toppings.

  • Salsa
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Grilled chicken
  • Avocado
  • Healthy coleslaw
  • Poached egg
  • Corn and black beans
  • Tuna
  • Pesto
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Hummus
  • Cottage cheese
  • Greek yogurt (replaces sour cream)
  • Feta cheese and black olives
  • Caramelized onions and peppers

What are your favorite healthy potato toppings?