Potatoes, Worms and Mudpies!

It’s the last weekend of the summer holidays and the sun is shining. We have been enjoying some precious family time before the children go back to school and been harvesting the potatoes from our vegetable patch. Sadly our crop is not quite as good as last year, I think the long hot summer has taken its toll, but nonetheless it is a great activity to do as a family. Our children have had fun digging out the potatoes and even more fun spotting worms and making mudpies afterwards!

Potatoes are a real staple in our household. We love a jacket potato with beans and cheese as a quick mid-week meal, the kids love sausage, mash and vegetables and the all-important gravy and I have a personal affection to a good roast potato with my Sunday lunch! Today we have enjoyed a scrummy fish pie with our very own mashed potato.

Not only do potatoes taste great but they are nutritionally great too. On the Eatwell Guide potatoes fall under starchy foods (the yellow section) as their main sources of energy is from carbohydrate. Potatoes are also a good source of fibre, particularly if you eat the skin and they contribute to our vitamin and mineral intake too.

Potatoes are an excellent choice for people with food allergies or food intolerances. Here at Sunlight Nutrition we are always happy to hear about recipes that work for you so if you have any tips or meal ideas that could be passed on please do let us know!