October 13 — Who doesn’t like to be a little lazy sometimes? While that’s not always the best plan when it comes to cooking real food, it can work in your favor when it comes to preparing your next batch of potato salad. How? Don’t peel the potatoes! Right under the skin is the most nutritious part of the vegetable — and no peeling equals saved time. And, about 20% of the nutrition of a potato is in the skin, as well as good-for-you fiber. Plus, potatoes offer 45 percent of your daily dose for vitamin C, and have more potassium (620 mg) than bananas, spinach, or broccoli. So eat your potatoes!
Here’s how: Cook about a half-pound of red or Idaho potatoes (ask your parents for help with the boiling part if you are under 12). Let them cool and leaving skin on, pop them into a large bowl, along with the eggs, bacon, onion and celery. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Chill for an hour before serving. Photo: Shutterstock
Did you know: Whether mashed, baked or roasted, this comfort food is the number one vegetable crop in the world. Belonging to the nightshade family, potatoes are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. If allowed to flower and fruit, the potato plant will bear an inedible fruit resembling a tomato. Source: whfoods.com