Food To Be Fit: Swedish "Hassel-less" Potatoes

Just look at these babies!!! Aren't they beautiful? Just the sight of these baked potatoes makes me smile. This is a great winter side, especially with a nice lean cut of meat and a greens salad. For those of you that don't think a baked potato is good for you...you're wrong - just stay away from the cheesy, creamy, really-bad-for-you toppings. Baked potatoes contain virtually no fat, no cholesterol, and little sodium...they do however contain 50g starch carbohydrates, meaning if you have diabetes, this may be a food you only want to have once every so often due to the high glycemic index. They also contain 5g of dietary fiber, 5 g of protein, 65% of your daily value for Vitamin D, 45% of your daily value for Vitamin C, and 35% of the daily value for Vitamin B6!!! Enjoy this recipe and let me know what your company says when you pull this one out for a beautiful (and damn easy!) gourmet dinner.

Ingredients:DSC_0375

  • 4 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Rosemary & Chives
 

Instructions:DSC_0380

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Thinly slice potatoes (1/8-1/4 inch), almost all the way through (should look like an accordion)
  3. Brush the entire potato with olive oil and sprinkle sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven, then brush the tops of the potatoes once more with olive oil. Add your choice of freshly chopped herbs.DSC_0401
  5. Return to the oven and bake for 30 more minutes, turn off oven, and keep potatoes in for 20 more minutes.

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