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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #34 -- The Healthy Potato
June 02, 2006


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Kindy's Musings....

Look for a brand new addition next week -- each month and eventually bi-weekly as I hear back from you, I will be doing a Healthy Family Profile on a family who is getting something right in raising healthy kids. The profile is designed to inpsire you that if one family have found a few ways to stay healthier, your family can also!!

Next week, we will meet the McKnight's from upstate New York and find out how their kids are involved with growing a kitchen garden in the backyard!

Write in and tell me what your family is doing and you just might be the next family feature!!

Remember, spring vegetables that are in season and at their best to purchase right now at a reasonable price include: asparagus, snap beans, carrots, fennel, garlic, okra, green onions, english peas, rhubarb, shallot, spinach and swiss chard. Try one new vegetable this week!

And....did you know that America's favorite vegetable is not only fat and cholesterol-free, it is also high in vitamin C and potassium, and is an excellent source of fiber with the skin on.

Plus, they are a very versatile vegetable -- potatoes can star at the center of the plate with beef, chicken or fish or on their own as an easy vegetarian meal. Or, mash, bake or microwave potatoes for a tasty side dish. Hey, I didn't live in Idaho for a year for nothing!!! If you haven't heard, potatoes are big out there...!


Try the easy recipe below:

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

YOGURT-HORSERADISH TOPPING FOR BAKED POTATOES

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

Tip: Serve on baked potatoes or offer as a topping choice for a baked potato bar.

2 pounds plain fat-free yogurt

1/4 cup prepared grated horseradish

1/4 cup chives, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1. In strainer, drain yogurt. Discard liquid, place yogurt in bowl and fold in remaining ingredients.

2. Refrigerate, covered.



Did you know……..

One medium (5 ounce) potato contains:

-Only 100 calories

-No fat

-21% of your recommended daily potassium*

-45% of your recommended daily Vitamin C

-3 grams of fiber*

-Only 10% of your recommended daily carbohydrates

*Eaten with the skin

Find more recipes at www.healthypotato.com.


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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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