Are Potatoes Really Fattening?

Plain Boiled Potatoes

Many people think that potato is a fattening food but it’s not. It’s the fat and salt in fries or the butter, sour cream or mayonnaise added in mashed potatoes.

You can prepare potatoes in a a number of delicious ways without adding fat and other additives.

Compare 3.5 ounce (100g) of the following foods, and make your eating choices wisely.

  • Regular fries contain 345 calories,
  • Hash browns, 240 calories,
  • Boiled white Rice 130 calories, 
  • Pasta 160 calories and yet
  • Plain boiled potatoes has only 85 calories.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

6 thoughts

  1. Liz, I totally agree with you. It is smart choices what we make matters a lot. Simple boiled potatoes topped with dash of salt and pepper and a dallop of home made yogurt is a heaven for me.

    1. I agree with you. Last night I had plain boiled potatoes with salt and pepper and some lean steak and lots of veggies on the side. So fulfilling!
      Liz

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