February 1, 2013 The Asset Queen

Tip of the Day: What’s in Bethy’s fridge? (part 1)

My goal is to help you (1) move more and (2) eat less (crap). That’s why I’m showing you what’s in my fridge:

Potatoes
A bag of already-baked potatoes!

I bake a bunch of potatoes (1 hour at 400 degrees), cool them off, and keep them in the fridge. Whenever I want one, I just heat it in the micro or bring it to room temp. They’re ready for whenever I want something quick, easy, healthy, and delicious.

I top them with either fresh salsa…

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or grilled onions…

Onions
and mushrooms:

Mushrooms

And, yes, I grill onions and mushrooms ahead of time all at once and keep them in the fridge to add flavor and nutrition to lots of different things. You don’t have to douse them in oil as you’re sautéing them; you can do a pound of mushrooms and a lot of onions in just a tablespoon of olive oil.

Oooh, I can hear you now….

You're saying, “Baked potatoes are carbs. Carbs are evil. Therefore baked potatoes are evil.”

People, stop with the “carbs are evil!” Potatoes aren’t evil. What you insist on ADDING on top of a beautiful baked potato is what makes it evil! Even the esteemed Harvard knocked the poor potato off their healthy list.

Reach inside your brain and think about that for a moment!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a beautiful baked potato. An entire baked potato has only about 115 calories! And it's good carbs –- with zero fat.

Look at what you're missing because you're afraid of carbs — all this is in one potato:

  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron and potassium
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C

Do NOT use your baked potato as a bowl for fat; do not add sour cream and cheese and bacon bits (the pig parts we would normally throw away)!  When you throw all that crap on them or fry them in vats of oil and load them up with cheese….people, what are you thinking?

Look what happens when you douse an innocent potato with sour cream: it goes from 115 calories (and zero fat) to 393 calories and most of them from fat! 

Eat G-d’s food the way He prepared it!

Okay, okay sweet potatoes would be better than a white potato, but either one is better than eating a fat-laden Caesar salad. Potatoes are nutrient dense—which you absolutely can’t say about a Caesar salad. And they're on the list of the world's healthiest foods.

So bake up a batch of potatoes and leave them in your fridge ready for your next lunch or hunger attack. And stay tuned…next week I’m going to take you on another tour of my fridge and give you more tips to help you eat less (crap)!

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