Whip It Up Wednesday

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Did you know, potatoes have more potassium than a banana? With just 160 calories, one medium, skin-on potato provides 30% of your daily value of vitamin C, along with the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy you need to perform at your best! The potato’s skin contains fiber, fiber helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.

Small boiling potatoes such as red-skinned, Yukon Gold, or new potatoes are the first choice. Since you don’t need to peel them, they are easiest to cut up and hold their shape when you cook them. If you have Russet baking potatoes, just peel them and cut them into smaller pieces before cooking. Cook the potatoes until they’re tender.

Zippy Potato Salad

Zippy Potato Salad

Nitasha Kearney, EFNEP Educator for Vance & Warren Counties loves hanging out in the kitchen and “Whipping Up” healthy, easy recipes that she can share with you. For more information or questions about other nutritious recipes, contact Nitasha Kearney at ndkearney@ncat.edu or by phone at 252-438-8188.