I am still on a Thanksgiving side dish kick… can you blame me? It’s the most food-centric time of the year and I plan on taking full advantage of it. Today I am sharing herb- and parmesan- crusted red potato wedges.
Potatoes often get a bad rep but I happen to think quite highly of them. I love swapping traditional starches for starchy veggies- especially this time of the year when the majority happen to be in peak season. You’ll see that potatoes are more than just carbohydrates.. fiber, potassium and vitamin C are some other notable standouts.
Red potatoes: One medium red potato meets 16% of the daily recommended fiber needs and 35% of your vitamin C. Not the mention they are also high in protein and contain some iron and calcium as well.
Thyme: This delicate herb not only pairs great with potatoes and roasted vegetables, they happen to boast some notable nutrition! Vitamin C, iron and manganese are some standouts. Manganese is our required by the body in trace amounts but essential for a range of functions that include aiding collagen production and preserving the health of our bones.
Parmesan: Parmesan cheese is a good source or protein and calcium. A little bit goes a long way. Besides being critical for bone health, calcium is involved in many basic processes including muscle contraction, hormone secretion, nerve signal transmission and heartbeat regulation.