Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Hearty and versatile, potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates, iron, and potassium --nutrients that growing bodies need for energy. And there are lots of delicious varieties to try. Here's one of the example of healthy potato recipes you can make at home.

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons mild chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 medium potatoes, baked
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomato
How to make:
  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey, and break up with a fork. Stir carrot and garlic, and continue cooking until meat is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Stir in water, tomato paste, chili powder, and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut top off hot potatoes, and scoop out some of the flesh. Spoon taco mixture into potatoes, and top with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Makes 8 servings.