Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Did you know that potatoes contain essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants and are fat-, sodium- and cholesterol free? Well, they are. And potatoes still remain one of the most inexpensive foods around. At 25 cents for a medium potato, families can afford to include potatoes to their diets in a variety of ways.
For a host of healthy potato recipes, visit www.momsdinnerhelper.com. In the meantime, start eating better on a budget today. Try the United States Potato Board's Pennywise Potato-Turkey Wraps. This self-contained dinner sandwich is full of vegetables and can be made for approximately $1.84 per serving. It was designed to include an ingredient from each of the sections of the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and can be whipped up using ingredients that most people have on hand.
Pennywise Potato-Turkey Wraps
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
3/4 pound (12 ounces) potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon canola oil
3/4 pound (12 ounces) ground lean turkey
1 large carrot, shredded
1/3 cup sliced green onions with tops
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning or basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 large (9 to 10-inch) whole wheat or high fiber tortillas
Light sour cream (optional)
Place potatoes in microwave-safe bowl; sprinkle with water. Cover, venting one corner. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 8 minutes just until potatoes are tender. (Time will depend on wattage of your oven.) Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add and break up turkey; cook 5 minutes, tossing occasionally. Mix in carrot; cook 2 minutes. Add potatoes and onions; cook and toss 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; mix in tomato sauce, cheese, and herbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, four to five minutes until mixture is hot and most of sauce is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper. On work surface, lay out tortillas. Place 3/4 cup hot turkey mixture on each; fold and roll up as for burritos. Cut in halves and place on serving plates. Accompany with sour cream, if desired
Makes four main-dish servings
Nutrition information per serving: 385 calories; 78 calories from fat; 9 g fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 723 mg sodium; 44 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 33 g protein; 640 mg potassium; 1822 mg vitamin A (IU); 12 mg vitamin C.
SOURCE United States Potato Board
posted by The Mom Salon Editors @ 12:00 AM,