Potatoes contain virtually no fat and are a significant source of vitamins C and B6, potassium, fiber, minerals, and complex carbohydrates. Combined with milk, the potato is a nearly perfect
food for nutrients to the human body. Potatoes almost single-handedly
nourished nineteenth-century Ireland until the potato blight struck.
If you have potatoes and milk on hand, whether they be baked, boiled, beaten or stewed you have the makings of a good, healthy dinner.
Throw in onions and carrots or eat them plain; however you decide to use them they are a frugal menu staple.
Meats can be expensive!! Try Legumes. They are a class of vegetables
that includes beans, peas and lentils. Legumes are among the most
versatile and nutritious foods available. Legumes are typically low
in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium,
iron and magnesium. They're also a good source of protein and can be
a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol.
Potatoes and Legumes are a great alternative to high priced boxed
foods and much healthier for your family. Not only will you save
money, you will feel good about what you are feeding your family.
Food for thought. :-)
POTATO RECIPES (scroll down page)