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Well, it’s here. January. A time around these parts when the morning darkness doesn’t distinguish itself much from the afternoon darkness, and we’re all going stir crazy being cooped up inside, but hell-bent on burning all those festive calories we packed on over the holidays. So despite the dark and drip and drizzle of Seattle winters’, everyone’s at the gym and anything with the words “diet” “low carb” “low-fat” and “healthy” is flying off the grocery shelves. This time of year, we are nothing if not predictable. I’ve already fallen off the wagon just a week and a half into my intentions to drink more water every day.
But rest assured, things eventually return to our new “normal”, whatever that may be for each of us, and we find our groove again. Habits do not happen overnight, potato chip cravings do, so give yourself a break and don’t be so hard on yourself, especially if you’re like me and you’ve already mashed up your progress just a few weeks into it. And while I’m on a roll with all these goofy potato puns, it’s a great way to segue into this next recipe.
While vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and spinach get the spotlight most of the time, they are not the only foods that have nutritious health benefits. Did you know that a medium-sized potato contains just 110 calories, 620 milligrams of potassium and 45% of your daily value of Vitamin C ? No longer do you have to reach for something green or fruits like oranges and bananas commonly known to contain these things. Now you can add the beloved potato to your shopping cart, too. In this Sesame Stir Fry Baked Potato recipe, we skip the butter, cheese and sour cream and transform the potato into a flavorful international affair. Crisp cabbage, broccoli, peppers and meaty shiitake mushrooms mingle with sesame oil and low-sodium soy sauce and add a burst of color and a melange of vitamins and nutrients to a perfectly roasted, salted and sesame-oiled baked potato. And with only half a potato per serving, it’s not only fewer calories, but takes just 35 minutes to roast and get on your dinner plate. Now how’s that for making it easy to stick to your New Year’s resolutions?