Summer is coming close to an end and as the Fall slowly rolls in, it brings some fabulous seasonal vegetables. As one of the most recognized vegetable, potatoes give us a reason to celebrate this seasonal change as September is considered National Potato Month. I reached out to my wonderful dietitian colleagues to participate in a recipe roundup of vegan potato dishes and I am so happy to share them with you because they ALL sound so delicious!
Before we dive into these amazing recipes, I want to chime a little about their nutritional profile as potatoes continue to have a bad rep in the food kingdom. Potatoes are actually packed with a variety of nutrients and the skin provides dietary fiber. Potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C (which acts as an antioxidant), a good source of potassium (an electrolyte that helps maintain normal blood pressure), good source of Vitamin B6 (which helps make proteins in our body). So, I wouldn't credit this amazing root vegetable as an unnecessary carbohydrate because it provides so many good things for us. Sweet potatoes provide similar nutrients with the addition of Vitamin A (which plays a role in maintaining healthy vision).
Thank you to the amazing Registered Dietitians and Nutritionist who contributed to this recipe roundup. I'm sure you will enjoy trying each and every #dietitianapproved recipe - as I will too!