Healthy Eating Tip – #4
Here is Healthy Eating Tip #4 of the Healthy Eating Challenge with Farm Food and the Parent Resource Portal. Potatoes are an easy and inexpensive food to prepare; and although they contain fibre and iron, they are also high in calories. To reduce the calories from the potatoes, you can substitute cauliflower or sweet potatoes for either all, or some of the potatoes. Cauliflower is lower in calories and contains more folate, vitamin C and vitamin K than regular potatoes. I like to buy frozen cauliflower florets – sometimes less expensive than fresh cauliflower and a lot less work!
Sweet potatoes contain more sugar than regular potatoes, but they also contain more fibre, vitamin A and fewer calories.