Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Potatoes for Brunch
I usually like to have smoothies for breakfast during the warm months. The weather has been a little erratic here in New Jersey lately, and it's been a little chilly in the morning, so I decided to make something warming for brunch on Sunday. I made potatoes with spinach, onion, bell pepper and mushrooms with a little bit of red pepper flakes. It really hit the spot and was the perfect dish to warm me up.
Unfortunately, most Americans only consume potatoes in fry or chip form, which is extremely unhealthy. But potatoes do contain many nutrients. They are full of vitamin C, B6, copper, potassium, and manganese, as well as dietary fiber. Potatoes have been important food staple in human history and the continue to be the number one vegetable crop in the world. They are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. I always caution people who have arthritis to stay away from potatoes, as well as other foods in the nightshade family, because they contain compounds that can trigger arthritis flare-ups.
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