Ella Mills, best-selling author and healthy-eating blogger, is supporting the Potatoes: More Than A Bit On The Side campaign and has transformed one of the nation’s favourite indulgences into a healthy, nutritious and flavoursome meal. Her Loaded Mexican-Style Potato Skins recipe takes what is usually an unhealthy treat – laden with cheese or bacon – and gives it a new spin, showing just how versatile an ingredient potatoes can be.
Ella uses baked potatoes – made golden and crunchy in the oven – as her base and tops them with garlic-infused tomatoes and black beans, before piling them high with home-made guacamole and cashew sour cream. This vegan recipe is so warming and delicious, perfect for impressing guests or enjoying as a healthy post-work meal.
As a natural, unprocessed ingredient that contains no salt, fat or gluten, potatoes fit perfectly into Ella’s plant-based diet. Ella is keen to show that eating healthy, natural foods can be accessible to anyone – and still super satisfying!
Did you know potatoes are naturally gluten-free? We recognise that it's an important aspect of some people's diets, so we've selected a range of our favourite gluten-free recipes.
The Eat Well Plate shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group. This includes everything you eat during the day, including snacks. It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to do it at every meal. You might find it easier to get the balance right over a longer period, say a week. Try to eat from these groups.