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3 Purple Potato Recipes Rich in Antioxidants



I try to eat a rainbow at every meal. For fruits and veggies, the deeper the color, the more nutritious the content tends to be and a variety of color is best. Red, orange, yellow and green are easy. These are my faves: beets, strawberries, tomatoes, oranges, bananas, avocados, spinach, blueberries and cabbage. Lately, I've been digging the purple vibe and all about purple potatoes.


Somehow, purple potatoes just seem healthier than regular ones, right? Turns out they're the healthy, versatile carb rich in antioxidants, like anthocyanin, a compound from the powerful flavonoid family of antioxidants. It's found in other purple and blue foods, such as blueberries and pomegranates. It's also known for boosting your immunity, fighting cancer cells, and shows impressive anti-inflammatory properties. If that wasn't enough, it may have a role in regulating estrogenic activity which can help lower the risk of hormone-related diseases. This is particularly interesting to me since I am a woman and consume soy 3-4 times a week, which has high levels of estrogen.


Clearly these potatoes are sexy af.. on the inside and out. Also, I'm down for any excuse that let's me eat carbs, and this antioxidant rich and anti-inflammatory powering potato is the perfect way to get my ketchup fix.... so here are some of my go-to recipes for purple potatoes along with their nutritional information because a carb is still a carb.


Purple Potato Nutrition

A half cup of diced, raw purple potatoes contains about: (9)

52 calories 12 grams carbohydrates

1.4 grams protein 0.1 gram fat

1.3 grams fiber

6.5 milligrams vitamin C (11 percent DV)

341 milligrams potassium (10 percent DV)

0.1 milligrams vitamin B6 (6 percent DV)

45.7 milligrams phosphorus (5 percent DV)

0.1 milligrams copper (5 percent DV)

0.1 milligram manganese (5 percent DV)

0.1 milligram thiamine (4 percent DV)

0.9 milligram niacin (4 percent DV)

16.5 milligrams magnesium (4 percent DV)


1. Baked Purple Potato Fries

Large purple potatoes are a little brighter and sometimes have a pink tone. I like making them into baked fries because french fries are my life.


Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon himalayan pink salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

3 large purple potatoes, very thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix oil, salt, and pepper in large bowl. Cut potatoes in quarters and then slice thin strips likes fries. The thinner, the crispier. Add to potatoes to oil and seasoning bowl, and toss to coat. Arrange potatoes in single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until potatoes begin to crisp on top, about 15 minutes. Flip each chip over and cook another 15 minutes. Sprinkle with additional salt if necessary.



2. Honey-Dijon Baked Purple Potatoes

I love honey mustard and anything that tastes like it! This recipe is great as a side with veggie burgers or roasted "chikn".


Ingredients

Organic Cooking spray

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

2 tablespoons honey (Or vegan honey)

2 green onions, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

12 small purple potatoes, scrubbed and quartered


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Whisk olive oil, mustard, honey, green onions, salt, black pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl to combine. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Spread evenly on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are cooked all the way through and crisped, 20 to 30 minutes.



3. Purple Potato Chips

This is my favorite guilt-free snack for munching on the weekends. I eat them plain, but they would also taste great with a sriracha Veganaise!


Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon himalayan pink salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

12 small purple potatoes, very thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix oil, salt, and pepper in large bowl. Thinly slice 12 small purple potatoes. Add to potatoes to oil and seasoning bowl, and toss to coat. Arrange potatoes in single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until potatoes begin to crisp on top, about 15 minutes. Flip each chip over and cook another 15 minutes. Sprinkle with additional salt if necessary.




Do you guys have a killer potato recipe or way to turn a butter-rich recipe vegan? I'd love to hear - comment below!

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