EAGLE, Idaho, March 6, 2009 - It is no secret that supermarket spending has been impacted by the recession. Whether you live in a small town or big city, all consumers are seeking solutions to cut corners. Today, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launches "Watching Waistlines and Wallets" (www.idahopotato.com/waistlines_wallets), a web-based resource designed to help cost-conscious shoppers cook-up meals that bank on flavor while saving cents. No longer will Americans have to compromise their palates or pocketbooks to serve up satisfying meals!
"Watching Waistlines and Wallets" features a repertoire of recession-proof and nutritious recipes all for less than an estimated $3.50 per serving. Enjoy healthy, home-cooked meals without having to do the math. This carefully selected inventory of tried and true Idaho® potato recipes showcases convenient meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner that are great tasting and use commonly stocked pantry items. A sampling of recipes and their approximate cost include:
Each recipe begins with nutritious Idaho® potatoes as the building block. In fact, one 5.3 oz spud is only 110 calories, contains zero fat and cholesterol, and is packed with nutrients including 45% daily value of vitamin C, nearly two times as much potassium as a banana, fiber, protein, vitamin B6 and complex carbohydrates. At about 25 cents per potato, that's a lot of nutritional bang for your buck -- and even better, your quarter!
Next, add the convenience factor. Whether you're running after kids or running a business, all recipes feature simple instructions and commonly stocked pantry items. With an assortment of recipes and variety of preparation techniques, you will be amazed at the endless options for Idaho® potato preparations.
For the complete database of "Watching Wallets and Waistlines" recipes, including eye-catching photographs and important nutrition information, please visit www.idahopotato.com/waistlines_wallets.
About the Idaho Potato Commission
The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho® potato" and "Grown in Idaho®" seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho.