Are you tired of the same old potato side dishes? Is your family clamoring for something new and a little different?
Look no further! We've got a healthy recipe for potato cakes that will pull you out of that rut tonight. Make them as a side dish with scrambled eggs for a special breakfast, or serve them with dinner for a great change of pace.
Healthy Potato Cake Recipe
2 cups new potatoes, cooked, peeled, mashed
1 Tablespoon flour
2 Tablespoons whole milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1. Mix mashed potatoes, egg, flour, and milk thoroughly.
2. Shape into flat cakes, about 1/2-inch thick.
3. Heat oil in skillet.
4. Add potato cakes to hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and thoroughly heated.
Makes 4 Servings, 1 cake each
Total fat 15 grams
Saturated fat 3 grams
Cholesterol 54 milligrams
Sodium 222 milligrams
Health Benefits of Potato Cakes
These potato cakes are a great choice for a family looking to eat healthier. Potatoes, the obvious main ingredient in this recipe, have a surprising amount of health benefits. Let's check some of them out.
Many people assume that oranges are one of the few good sources of vitamin C. In reality, there are a number of foods that offer a high amount of vitamin C. Potatoes just so happen to be one of those foods. Vitamin C is used by the immune system, but it's also used by your body to keep your skin healthy.
The starches in potatoes have been shown in some studies to help regulate blood sugar. They can also keep your digestive system healthy, according to some preliminary studies. The antioxidants in potatoes can help protect your cells from damage, lowering your risk for diseases like diabetes and cancer. Potatoes are quite filling, meaning that you'll be less likely to want to snack throughout the day. Frequent snacking can cause your diet to go off-course, since you'll be at risk of accumulating excess calories.
As you can see, potatoes have a number of benefits that they can offer you. By feeding your family these healthy potato cakes, you can rest assured that you're giving them many of the nutrients they need. Of course, you should always consult your doctor or a nutritionist before making any decisions that could affect your health. None of the information in this article should be taken as professional medical advice.
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