Monday, November 13, 2017

Healthy Recipe: Paleo Pizza U.S. Potato Basket

Happy Cooking Day! Spending most of my time at work everyday, I have been eating out alot and gained lots of weight :( As we are getting older each day, it is important to take good care of our diet and start eating healthily.

Therefore, home cooking is always the best choice because we can decide whatever we want to feed ourselves with. I guess this is the very first time of me sharing recipes here? The truth is, YES! It is because recently I have joined a recipe sharing competition, the "U.S. Potato Goodness Fiesta" organized by the Potatoes USA

Do you know what is in a medium-sized 148gram fresh potato?

❤ Only 110 calories (= half bowl of rice!)
❤ Contains 26g of carbohydrate plus 3g of complete protein
❤ Contains 30% of your daily value of Vitamin C
❤ Contains NO fat, sodium and cholesterol
❤ Contains MORE potassium than a banana (15% of daily value)

People often think potato means carb, and carb means fattening. Is potato fattening? Of course not! In fact, it works great as part of the weight management regime.

Potatoes are one of the most filling food that is easily available. You can include potatoes in your diet and lose weight because it is the calories that matter.

Do you know that there are over 200 varieties of potatoes sold throughout the United States?
And some commonly available ones in Malaysia include:
❤ U.S. Fresh Russets Potatoes
❤ U.S. Red Potatoes
❤ U.S. Purple / Blue Potatoes

Yes, they are all imported from the U.S. and known for their premium quality. Grown under ideal temperatures, rich soil and expert grower’s supervision, every U.S. Potato meets the stringent standards for high “solids” and low sugar content.

Therefore, they make great frozen potato products which contain the natural flavours and nutrients of fresh potatoes such as wedges, hash browns, French fries, waffle cut fries etc.

When it comes to creating a healthy and fit cuisine using potatoes, I did some researches online and found so many ways to make my meal interesting -- Baking, mashing and boiling the U.S. potatoes then pairing with any protein will make it a perfect meal to fuel the day. 


Recipe: Paleo Pizza U.S. Potato Basket
And I would like to share about my first time making potato dish using the recipe which I got from HERE. The reason it is called "Paleo Pizza" is because I am using Potato Basket to replace the carb-loaded pizza dough, hence this meal is low in carbs and healthy for all ages :) 

Ingredients
6 U.S. fresh russet potatoes
18 tablespoons pizza sauce
Chicken sausages (browned)
30 slices pepperoni (browned)
Black olives (sliced) 
8 oz sautéed button mushrooms
Oregano
Any other favorite pizza topping
Ranch (as the dipping sauce)

I am using 3 types of U.S. Fresh Russet Potatoes here -- Russet, Red and Purple.


Step-by-Step Instructions:
Step 1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a sheet tray with parchment paper.

Step 2. Wash and poke holes in the potatoes, brush with oil and bake for 45 minutes or until tender.

Step 3. Let cool for 15 minutes, then cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the filling without ruining the skin.

Step 4. Brush both sides with coconut oil again and bake face down on the sheet tray for 7 minutes.
Step 5. Turn over and bake 5 minutes.

Step 6. Lightly sauteed the button mushrooms, sausages and pepperoni till brown.

Step 7. Fill with sauce, sausage, mushrooms, olives and pepperoni.
Sprinkle some oregano on before the pepperoni.

Step 8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until pepperoni is crispy.

Step 9Serve it hot with ranch dressing if you prefer.

Wanna try my Paleo Pizza U.S. Potato Basket? It is so flavourful and tastes as if I am having the actual pizza, minus the carb-loaded pizza dough! This is definitely a healthier option if you ever crave for pizza, because all the nutrients are packed in the scooped out potato.

Perfect as an appetizer or a meal. ❤ Healthy, gluten free, dairy free and tummy satisfying!

In fact, you can always choose your own filling in the potato basket. I tried with eggs and
chopped tomatoes, and it turns out to be equally hearty and is great for breakfast!


For more information about U.S. potatoes, please visit:
Website: www.potatoesusa-malaysia.com
Facebook: fb.com/MYpotatoesUSA

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