SERVE UP THESE HEALTHY MASHED POTATOES FOR THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t just about the turkey…it’s all about those comfort side dishes that make it even better!  Nutrition Expert EA Stewart shares her favorite way to serve up mashed potatoes, along with some fun facts on where her favorite potatoes come from.

These healthy mashed potatoes with rosemary and goat cheese are pure comfort food. Just make them in one pot for a super-easy side dish everyone will love! I’ll share the recipe with you in a sec, but first I want to share some fun facts about where my favorite, nutritious potatoes are grown in abundance: Idaho!

PERFECT WEATHER

Idaho’s weather {warm days & cool nights} + rich volcanic soil + mountain-fed irrigation = The perfect combination for growing nutritious and delicious Idaho potatoes.

A WHOLE LOT OF HARVESTING

13 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in Idaho each year!

LOTS OF VARIETY

The Russet Burbank, the most common variety of potato grown in Idaho, was developed in 1872 by American horticulturist Luther Burbank. In addition to russet potatoes, other potato varieties grown in Idaho include golds, reds, fingerlings, and more!

GIVING BACK TO LOCAL ECONOMY

Idaho© grown potatoes provide more than 30,000 jobs, and contribute $4 billion to Idaho’s economy. In addition, harvesting potatoes is a family affair. During the potato harvest season that runs from late August to mid-October, students are let out of school for a couple of weeks at a time to help with the harvest. How cool is that?!

NUTRITIOUS AND DELICIOUS

Naturally gluten-free, potatoes are super nutritious as well! Learn more about key nutrients and health benefits of potatoes, plus grab some of my favorite healthy potato recipes

Be sure and visit the Idaho Potato Commission website for delicious potato recipes and to learn more about Idaho© grown potatoes!

And now, for the recipe!

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 large Idaho Russet Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
Head on over for the full recipe!

EA Stewart is a San Diego-based private practice dietitian and culinary nutritionist with a passion for creating amazing gluten-free recipes to nourish your healthiest life. Focusing on a realistic healthy lifestyle, EA knows that eating is meant to be a shared experience to savor with family and friends. Visit her for more beautifully creative recipes at Spicy RD Nutrition.

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