Roasted red potatoes can be the side dish that steals the show on your table! A little crunchy, a little salty, a whole lot of potato goodness, these little spuds are virtually indestructible and don’t even require you to peel them! From raw to finished takes about an hour, but most of that time is hands off. Which means, you have plenty of time to steam the broccoli, cook the salmon, or finish up the rest of your food. Or just read a good book and consider the potatoes your full dinner. Add a side salad with some leftover quinoa, and you’ve got a pretty decent meal.
Red potatoes are almost identical to white potatoes in terms of nutrition. Both kinds of spuds are high in potassium, vitamin C (surprise!), and carbs.
For many people, potatoes can be a healthy part of your eating plan because of the type of carbohydrates that they contain. Potatoes contain resistant starch, which is similar to fiber in that your body can’t digest it. Resistant starch passes undigested through your stomach. When it gets to your large intestine, it begins to ferment. You know that “healthy guy bacteria” you’ve heard about? Fermented potatoes in your intestines feed your good gut bacteria! This is very good news for keeping your whole system balanced and healthy.
The potassium in potatoes is great for you, too. Many people in America don’t consume the recommended amount of potassium.
According to a report in Annals of Medicine, the potassium in potatoes may improve your heart health by helping to lower blood pressure, reducing the levels of bad cholesterol and potentially decreasing inflammation.
If you need more reasons to give these little spuds a try, did we mention that they are crispy, crunchy, and don’t even need to be peeled?
Roasted red potatoes taste great with everything– and don’t even need to be peeled! Give this quick and easy recipe a try.
Hi, I’m Ashley! I’m a Mom of 3 little people, a Mediterranean Diet enthusiast, and a business expert. Any day of the week, you will find me in the kitchen cooking up festive new recipes using Mediterranean Diet principles. I love breakfast for dinner, long days at the beach, the perfect glass of wine, and spontaneous adventures. Originally from Atlanta, I now fondly call Virginia my home.