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8 Mouthwatering White Potato Recipes to Get More Potassium in Your Diet

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What do you think of when you hear the word potassium? Bananas, right? Anything else? Probably not. Even though we all know we need potassium, common knowledge doesn’t extend much beyond that simple fact. Potassium is a key nutrient that controls our blood pressure and only about 3% of Americans get an adequate amount in their diets. Does that mean you need to eat bunches of bananas? Not at all! There are many other foods that have more potassium than bananas, like beans, spinach and potatoes. In fact, a new study shows that if you eat white potatoes, there is an increased intake of potassium, which can help ward against high blood pressure and stroke. You don’t even have to eat the skins! While eating the skin will give you more potassium per bite, the white flesh itself is also rich in this vital nutrient.

I’m kind of in love with potatoes and am always happy to hear news of their health benefits. Bring on the potatoes! And while potatoes are mighty delicious smothered in cheese and butter, there are many ways to enjoy these potassium-pumped beauties. Here are just a few mouthwatering recipes to help start upping your daily potassium!

  • Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes 1 of 8
    sodium-free roasted potatoes

    These roasted garlic fingerling potatoes are packed with flavor and are completely salt-free. No salt + potassium = happy blood pressure!

    Make roasted garlic fingerling potatoes

  • Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes 2 of 8
    garlic pumpkin mashed potatoes

    These aren't your ordinary mashed potatoes! Layers of flavor complement the buttery potatoes, including pumpkin, garlic and cloves. 

    Make pumpkin mashed potatoes

  • Healthier Potato Salad 3 of 8
    healthy twist on potato salad

    This healthy twist on traditional potato salad is delicious and nutritious. 

    Make healthier potato salad

  • Chicken Pot Pie Baked Potatoes 4 of 8
    chicken pot pie baked potato

    Forget pastry, potassium-rich potatoes serves as the "crust" for this chicken pot pie.

    Make chicken pot pie baked potatoes

  • Creamy Potato Leek Soup…Without the Cream! 5 of 8
    potato leek soup without cream

    This potato leek soup is creamy and comforting, but doesn't use cream, cutting back on the fat significantly.

    Make creamy potato leek soup

  • Jacket Potatoes 6 of 8
    jacket potato dinner

    Potatoes take center stage with this simple jacket potato dinner.

    Make jacket potatoes

  • Creamy Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes 7 of 8
    creamy mashed potatoes without the dairy

    Need (or want) dairy-free mashed potatoes that are still creamy? Look no further!

    Make dairy-free creamy mashed potatoes

  • The Creamiest Scalloped Potatoes 8 of 8
    creamy scalloped potatoes

    Sometimes it's good to go all out with the creamy, cheesy goodness of scalloped potatoes! 

    Make creamiest scalloped potatoes

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