I have seen many articles out recently about potatoes being gluten-free. Yep, they always have been. In fact, they have been a staple of mine for most of my life, not just the last 5+ gluten-free years. When I was a child I would order mashed potatoes at a restaurant instead of French fries. What do you mean McDonald’s doesn’t serve mashed potatoes?! As I grew up, I didn’t meet many potatoes I didn’t like and made them a regular part of my diet until the South Beach phase. Potatoes got a bad rap there for several years due to the popularity of the low-carb diets like Atkins & South Beach.
Once I started the gluten-free diet, I knew I could always depend on a trusty baked potato or baked sweet potato. Many restaurants serve baked potatoes and that would often be a safe, filling option for me in addition to a burger without a bun or a salad.
I received an email the other day about the US Potato Board creating a bunch of gluten-free recipes on Potato Goodness and hosting a Twitter party on Wednesday, May, 25, 2011. Check out this awesome Potato Lasagna:
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I’m reaching out to let you know that the US Potato Board has recently created a new gluten-free recipe collection on www.potatogoodness.com that includes more than 80 gluten-free recipes from several ethnic cuisines, many of which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less! One of the featured recipes is a new Quick & Healthy Gluten-Free Potato Lasagna – it’s true there’s no need to give up comfort food favorites like lasagna if you’re on a gluten-free diet.
According to a recent survey, only 19% of Americans rate potatoes as excellent for being gluten free but in fact, potatoes are 100% gluten-free! Potatoes are a fresh, natural, affordable and convenient gluten-free option for those suffering from side effects associated to eating foods that contain gluten.
Click here to view the new gluten-free recipe collection
Click here to view the recipe for Gluten-Free Potato Lasagna
Here are several of my favorite potato recipes:
What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?