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Soup's On! How to Turn a Winter Comfort Food Classic into a Nutrition Powerhouse
Potatoes Add Flavor, Texture and Nutrition, According to Tara Gidus, RD
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 8, 2013 04:18 PM
DENVER, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby it's cold outside and nothing says warmth and comfort more than soup. But soups can quickly add up in calories and fat - something most people are trying to avoid this time of year. According to registered dietitian and United States Potato Board (USPB) "Real Mom" ambassador Tara Gidus, potatoes are the secret to soup for adding flavor, texture and nutrition without adding any of the bad stuff.
"Soups are the ultimate comfort food for me this time of year and potatoes are my secret ingredient," says Gidus. "As a nutritionist, I know the power of potatoes and the benefits they can bring to any meal. As a mom, I know my kids will love anything that includes potatoes."
In fact, Tara has six reasons to add spuds to soups this season:
To receive all the nutrition benefits listed above and more, try Gidus' new Lightened-Up Loaded Baked Potato Soup – a lovely combination of leek, cauliflower, white potatoes, 1% milk, and vegetable broth topped with center-cut bacon, cheese, chives, and broccoli.
Gidus, author of Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition for Dummies and known as "The Diet Diva," is the third member of the USPB's panel of "Real Moms, Real Meals," a Facebook community where moms are encouraged to share real dinnertime solutions. Gidus, a mom to two young boys, always has her kids and her own taste buds in mind when creating new recipes.
To chat with Gidus live, visit the USPB's Potatoes, Taters and Spuds Facebook page on Wednesday, January 16 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST. Gidus will make a guest appearance to share more of her recipes along with tips and tricks for a healthy New Year. To join the chat, simply "like" the Potatoes, Taters & Spuds Facebook page and begin posting your questions and comments on the page wall at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST on January 16. Click here to RSVP today.
Visit www.potatogoodness.com for hundreds of healthy and creative potato recipes and to sign-up to receive our weekly recipe email to receive a new recipe in your email in-box each week.
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