CSA: Potato, the American Classic

This week’s CSA box included:

— 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
— 2 lbs. Sweet Peppers
— 2 Eggplant
— 2 lbs. Tomatoes
— 2 lbs. Potatoes
— 8 ears Corn
— 1 lb. Beans
— 1 head Lettuce

As always, I looked over the list of this week’s goodies and for the first time wondered “what can you do with 2 lbs of potatoes?” In addition to searching for healthy ways to incorporate potatoes, I also wanted to get rid of the white potato’s bad rep of being not very nutritious since it’s white.

Some stats:

  • High in B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber
  • One 7-oz potato (with skin!) has about half your daily needs of vit C and B6
  • A 7-oz potato contains approximately 220 calories and 0 grams of fat

For the recipes I thought about the three most common ways people eat potatoes: baked, fried, and mashed.

Veggie Loaded Baked Potato


Healthier French fries


Healthier mashed potatoes



One Comment

nando@lip cancer posted on August 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I like baked potatoes. It’s easy for me to make them and the taste is very strong of potatoes. If fried potatoes, the taste is less due to oil.

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