Roasted Smashed Potatoes are here to take the crown as your new favorite side dish. It’s hard to go wrong with potatoes, but aside from french fries, this is probably my favorite way to cook them! The seasonings are kept simple with just olive oil, fresh garlic, and sea salt.  But if you can get the texture right- the crispier the better- these simple flavors are all you need.  However, if you’re looking for a little more pizazz, feel free to add herbs of your choice, such as basil, rosemary, or chives.

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Aside from looking pretty, I love using multi-colored potatoes as much as possible for the additional phytonutrients and antioxidants that come from any vibrant food (eat the rainbow, right?!) Antioxidants help eliminate free radicals in the body, which can help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.  Additionally, I feel like potatoes get a bad rep for being “starchy”- however, this isn’t always bad.  Pre and Post workout, your body is primed to use carbs for energy (in order to fuel and repair your muscles) so you want these carbs to be easy to digest, like a simple potato! As with any choice, “everything in moderation”, so yes, be mindful of your portion, but don’t believe the hype that potatoes are bad for you in any way! Enjoy 🙂

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