As #whole30 chugs along ( I’ve had some missteps and obvious non approved foods but I’m sticking with the rule of 90%) I’ve been craving a few more carbs than I’ve been able to eat. Of course when you need more carbs you have one of a few places to go to… potatoes and squashes are mine. Smashed potatoes were a natural choice I can quickly create them and they are pretty fool-proof. Oh and my kids will eat them…that’s always a plus.
This could be the worlds easiest recipe. Invest in some quality ghee and seasonings and you’ve got all you need to create this cute little side dishes.
Smashed Potatoes: Whole 30 Approved
from Bendiful Blog
- 8-10 medium yellow potatoes
- 5 tablespoons of ghee
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of Montreal Seasoning
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and clean your potatoes.
- With a fork poke small holes in each potato and place in a shallow baking dish.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Blend together 3 tablespoons of ghee, garlic and seasoning set aside.
- Remove potatoes from the oven and gently flatten “smash” down the potatoes.
- Drizzle your ghee and garlic blend over the top of each potato.
- Cover the pan with tin foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from over and drizzle remaining ghee over the top of the potatoes and serve.
This recipe will take some tweaking depending on the size of your potatoes. I used medium potatoes that were on the small side, for larger potatoes increase the length of bake time in the first bake.
I wish I had something more exciting to offer you this week! I’m still trying to cope with the latest round of whole30 which when you are working means I eat a lot of odd food from plastic containers which don’t equate to beautiful blog pictures.
These potatoes are a great side and are easily repurposed for lunch the next day. They aren’t quite as time-consuming as a spaghetti squash and give me the much-needed carbs I need to push through HIIT workouts and longer runs.
I’ve also had luck adding in some sweet potatoes to my breakfast routines with these toasts. I find that after the first 15 days on whole30 I really need to find a good balance with carbs, fats and vegetables otherwise my entire body tends to get off.
Only a few more days and I’ll be back to regularly posting some more appealing food, I promise!
Question of the Day: Do you find that your meal prep foods don’t always make the pretties food to take pictures of?