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Potatoes and olive oil. What are your thoughts? Well a few years back, my thoughts were that unless it was a sweet potato and a spray of olive oil, I wasn't touching it. Not anymore.

I am not a fan of labels. That's a whole other post in itself, but I just don't label my eating. White potatoes may not be "Paleo" but I love them. I try to eat foods in their most natural form. Sure, sometimes I'll have dark chocolate and could care less if it was available to our ancestors, but for the most part I try to keep my diet pretty minimally processed. It's what works best for my body and how I currently feel the best so I'm going with it. Sorry for the rant...back to the potatoes.

So back when I was younger I hated vegetables and loved everything white and starchy. White rice, plain pasta, and potatoes were some of my favorites. Totally the opposite of what I eat now but I just enjoyed it. As I got older I realized what I thought these starchy carbs were doing to me and I nixed them. Granted, I was replacing them with high fiber, high processed Fiber One cereal in mass, but little did I know I would have been better off to eat the potato. I started giving up these normal plain foods in favor of low calorie processed "diet" foods and my body went crazy! Ever since I switched back to whole foods and enjoying everything in moderation, my body thanks me and that's where this recipe comes from.

These potatoes are my favorite. They are the best straight out of the oven but since I'm cooking for one, I'll often make a batch for the week. These would be awesome with sweet potatoes too but remember a regular white potato is okay too! No more fearing foods. Here's my secret recipe. It might just be the easiest thing you ever make.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bag small potatoes of your choice

  • 1 tbs. olive oil

  • sea salt

  • pepper

Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Dice your potatoes in half.

  3. Spread your potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to your liking.

  5. Mix well and spread out into one even layer.

  6. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the potatoes start to brown and crisp.

  7. Enjoy.


roasted potatoes
Fresh out of the oven!

roasted potatoes

White potato or sweet potato??? Any foods you used to fear but now love??? 

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