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Many people say potatoes are fattening – should I eat them or not?

Potatoes are not fattening and they are an extremely healthful and wholesome food.

Here’s the problem! Many people eat potatoes in the form of fast foods or prepared snack foods that have lots of added calories, fat and sodium. Or they add lots of high calorie, high fat and high sodium ingredients like a baked potato loaded with butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon. Or they eat a huge potato loaded!

Potatoes are nutritious and are packed with healthful carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Choose a small to medium size potato and keep it healthy by topping with a little salsa, fat free Greek yogurt and chives, steamed broccoli or other favorite vegetable, hummus or low fat cottage cheese.

Potatoes are versatile, economical and a delicious way to get great nutrition.

Try these great Oven Fried Potato Fries!

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