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Smashed Potatoes

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Why do potatoes always get such a bad rap? From the time I was little white or fingerling potatoes have always been associated with “not great” carb sources. Now as an adult and having done the research I can honestly say I am not sure where all this nonsense came from.

So you are hearing it here folks…POTATOES ARE NOT BAD FOR YOU! A little background on potatoes, they are grown in the ground and generally don’t have any pesticides prayed on them as they are coved with soil and need little light or encouragement to grow. They are a complex carbohydrate, all carbs are made into sugar for your body to use as energy, but complex carbs are slowly released and it takes your body longer to break them down giving you more energy over a longer period of time. They have more nutrients and vitamins than a piece of bread and paired with a fat and protein they will keep you satiated for long periods of time.

With my eating disorder history, I used to refuse to eat any carbs except sweet potatoes, to this day I still love them, but incorporating regular potatoes back into my diet was a huge win for me and I know consider them one of my go tos for week night meals!

These smashed potatoes are always on repeat in our house! Tyler loves them, they are easy to make, and anything that is slightly crispy on the outside with a soft fluffy texture on the inside is a WIN in my book!

Make a big batch of these bad boys and keep them on the fridge to use for any meal of the day!

1 bag of tiny baby fingerling potatos
2 tablespoons avocado oil
Salt and pepper
Garlic salt

1. Start by boiling your potatoes for 8 minutes o the stove top( or until fork tender)
2. Take them out and drain them and pat them dry and then add the salt pepper garlic salt and avocado oil
3. Mix all together and place on a baking sheet
4. Using a glass press down on each potato ( smashing it)
5. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until golden

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