In the Philippines, we’ve always been rice lovers and we see to it that we have it in almost every meal. Be it in a form of congee, fried rice, or even dessert. Now that we are more exposed in living a healthier lifestyle we tend to seek more options to meet our carb requirements to fuel our body and to keep us going.
One of my top of mind for rice replacement are US Potatoes. There are tons of reasons why we should love US potatoes especially for people who live an active lifestyle like me. US Potatoes are rich in vitamin C and potassium. Did you also know that it contains electrolytes that’s essential to athletes as well? Electrolytes are necessary for optimum body function, and having too few can cause cramps, as many athletes know.
Another reason why I love US Potatoes is because it’s also rich in fiber. A medium US potato with skin contributes 2g of fiber, which provides 8% of the daily requirement. Dietary have numerous health benefits, including improving blood lipid levels, regulating blood glucose, makes you feel full longer, and it aids in weight loss.
US Potatoes also are very versatile in terms of the dishes you can make with it. It takes creativity and a bit of research to get that perfect US Potato recipe. Some of you might opt for boiled, baked, and fried. But in the Philippines, we use it to supplement our favorite dishes with added nutrients. Overall, I really recommend having US Potatoes as carb replacement. Aside from it being very filling, it’s also packed with the needed vitamins our bodies need.
What’s you favorite US potato recipe? For recipes and more information on US Potatoes you may check out their Facebook page.