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Hungry Girl Agrees: Potatoes Are Delicious and Nutritious!

What is Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien’s favorite way to enjoy potatoes? “Twice-baked, stuffed  with light cheese and veggies – YUM!” says the best-selling author, TV personality and nationally recognized voice in weight management.

Potatoes USA is thrilled to partner with Hungry Girl to encourage nutritious, guilt-free potato eating year-round. To kick off the fall season, Lillien created a recipe that is sure to become a weeknight family favorite, and can even double as an easy appetizer for entertaining: Mashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes. These mini meatloaves are made in a muffin tin for individual-size portion control and are topped with creamy mashed potatoes made with light sour cream.

“How can you not love potatoes? Potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and just 110 calories in a 5.3-oz. skin-on spud,” says Lillien. “With many unique colorful types to choose from and so many ways to prepare them, potatoes ROCK!”

For further inspiration, Hungry Girl just released her official “Top Ate” reasons to love potatoes:

  1. For further inspiration, Hungry Girl just released her official “Top Ate” reasons to love potatoes:
  2. Potatoes are seriously satisfying! Get this — a study of nearly 40 common foods found that potatoes deliver the most satisfaction. WOW!
  3. A 5.3-oz. skin-on spud (the size of a computer mouse) has 45% the daily value of vitamin C and only 110 fat-free calories. Potatoes also have fiber!
  4. Dining out? Top a plain baked potato with salad-bar goodies like broccoli & salsa… SO good!
  5. White veggies are underrated and provide key nutrients we need. In fact, potatoes have even more potassium than bananas!
  6. Gluten-free alert! Potatoes are a great alternative to pasta and bread… You can even make lasagna with spud slices instead of noodles.
  7. Russets, reds, purples, fingerlings, yellows, whites & petites… So many delicious possibilities!
  8. HG Lisa’s favorite way to eat a potato? Twice-baked, stuffed with light cheese and veggies… YUM!
  9. Potatoes are ALWAYS in season. Put ’em on your grocery list today.


About Hungry Girl
Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) has turned her appetite for better-for-you food finds, recipes, and swaps into a multimedia phenomenon — from a free daily email service with more than 1.2 million subscribers (hungry-girl.com) to a super-successful book series and a hit cooking show that airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel. Her realistic approach to eating has shown hungry people everywhere that they can eat the foods they crave and still fit into their favorite jeans. Lisa is not a nutritionist, a dietitian, or a doctor. She’s just hungry…

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