Potatoes often get a bad rap. However, when cooked properly, potatoes are delicious, nutrient-rich root vegetables. Baking, boiling or sautéing potatoes are great ways to make them taste great while maintaining their nutrient content. (While fried potatoes are popular, the process causes them to gain undesirable nutritional qualities that can impact health.) Potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals and have a higher protein content than most other root vegetables.
This side dish is great for seniors with a diminished appetite or someone struggling with malnutrition. Not only are potatoes a comfort food most individuals enjoy and crave, but they’re also high in calories, making them great options for those who don’t eat much throughout the day. These make a perfect side for any meal of the day!
Time: 30 minutes
- 6 large red potatoes, washed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, minced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Chop potatoes into quarters or smaller 1-inch cubes.
- Combine potatoes, oil and spices in bowl and toss.
- Spread on baking sheet, and bake for 20-25 minutes until browned.
- Salt and pepper to taste.