Our busy lives leave us very short on time to prepare healthy and tasty meals. In time for National Potato Day 2017, here is some easy-to-follow advice from leading dietician, Aoife Hearne, to help us plan and better prepare our approach to healthy eating. Aoife says:
Organisation is key
Being organised is half the battle when it comes to healthy eating. Plan meals for the week and make sure you stick to your shopping list in the supermarket so the important staples make it into your trolley for example potatoes, eggs and a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Prepare in advance
Peel and chop vegetables as soon as you come home from the supermarket and have them ready to use in your fridge - this will make them quicker and easier to incorporate into your mid-week dinners.
Batch cooking at the weekends can also make life so much easier. Cooking extra potatoes at the weekend means you will have one part of your mid-week meals already prepped.
Pick your potatoes
Baby or salad potatoes make a quick, healthy and easy potato option for later in the week.
Add some vegetables
Look for ways of adding as much veg as possible into all meals and don’t restrict this to lunch or dinner – omelettes, potato cakes and rostis made with vegetables and potatoes can make a great morning option to help boost your fibre intake first thing.
Potatoes can be part of your healthful diet plan, especially when eaten with the skin on. They’re a source of fibre and potassium, and are naturally fat free. Indulge guilt-free with these delicious, simple and modern potato recipes featuring important nutrients for a healthy lifestyle.