5 Healthy Alternatives To Your Favorite Potato Dishes

How about trying these healthy and tasty alternatives to your favorite go-to potato meal and no, we are not talking about simply switching out the English/Irish potato for the healthier sweet potato. In this article are some very practical and delicious alternatives for the potato.

1. Instead Of Roasted Potatoes Try: Roasted Turnips

Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim 2 pounds of turnips, and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, and salt to taste. Roast for about 30 minutes, or until brown and tender. For added flavor, sprinkle with rosemary.

2. Instead Of French Fries Try: Baked Yam Fries

Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub yams and cut into 1/4 x 1/4 x 4-inch strips. Toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, and a teaspoon each of ground cumin and ground coriander, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable spray, and arrange yams on the sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25 minutes, turning once midway through.

3. Instead Of Mashed Potatoes Try: Mashed Cauliflowers

Steam a whole cauliflower (or just some florets) until soft. In a large bowl, combine the steamed vegetable with 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of softened butter. Use a potato masher to mash the cauliflower until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Instead Of Potato Chips Try: Kale Chips

Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse and dry kale leaves; tear into roughly 3 x 3-inch strips. Mist leaves lightly with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until brown and crispy.

5. Instead Of A Baked Potato Try: Baked Celery Root

Preheat over to 400°F. Peel 4 pounds of celery root (about 3 pieces) and cut into 1-inch chunks. Toss with 1/3 cup vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons salt. Place in a roasting pan and bake 30 minutes. Stir, reduce temperature to 375°F, and bake 60 minutes more.