"Full of Protein, Anti-inflammatory Agents, and Antioxidants"
Here is a crisp on the outside and soft on the inside tasty treat that's super low in fat. And it's organic and full of lots of great nutrients, anti-inflammatory agents, and full of protein that will do the body good... plus they are very easy to make.
Outer Layer Ingredients:
4 - Cups of Organic Cooked Mashed Potatoes
4 - Cups of Organic Cooked Brown Rice - The rice makes everything stick together and makes it crisp too.
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Take the cooked mashed potatoes and rice and use your hands and mash them together until well incorporated and add the salt and pepper.
Set aside for later use
1 - Large Organic Yellow Onion - Chopped
8 - Organic Garlic Cloves - Minced
12 - Oz of Organic Plant Protein Crumbled
3 - Cups of Organic Cooked Potatoes - Medium Cubes
20 - Organic Cherry Tomatoes - Halved
3 - Cups of Organic Corn - Removed from the Cob or Frozen will work
2 - Cups of Cooked Organic Black Beans... black beans contain powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
4 - Tablespoons of Organic Annatto Seed Powder - Gives this a rich yellow color
3 - Tablespoons of Organic Garlic Powder
2 - Tablespoons of Organic Cumin Powder
3 - 8 oz Bottles of Organic Mexican Salsa - Either Mild or Medium Hot
Enough Filtered Water to Cover Everything
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Take the garlic and onions and sauté them in a ceramic non-stick frying pan. Next, take everything and add it to a large pan and mix well and add the water and simmer until the water disappears and the potatoes are easily cut with a knife.
Then take the outer layer mixture and place a good handful (I made the balls a little smaller than a tennis ball, but whatever size you want will work) in your hand and flatten it out and then add a heaping teaspoon of filling. And fold over the outer wrapper and seal it completely. Do this over and over again until you use up all the outer wrapper material and filling.
Air Fryer Method - Next, take the filled potato balls and place them in an air fryer and fry at 400 degrees until nice and brown... this usually takes 20 to 30 minutes.
Oven Method - Or take a non-stick cookie sheet and place the balls on it and pop cookie sheet into a preheated 450-degree oven for 20 minutes or until they become nice and brown on the outside.
Remove from the oven or air fryer and allow to cool and then serve... goes well with any kind of organic fat-free salad dressing or dipping sauce that you like.
I have to say that my wife didn't think this would work out... but it did and she now loves this dish... and she went back for seconds.
This dish is also great for parties... and could be made ahead of time and frozen and browned later.
Health Benefits of Organic Potatoes
And organic potatoes have lots of great healing abilities that most people take for granted. In fact, organic potatoes have a bad rap because they are always surrounded with lots of oil, and are usually deep fried, and then all the cheese and sauces are added which make them deadly. But organic potatoes by themselves are very healthy, and we just need to adjust our cooking methods. And if potatoes are consumed in moderation they can be a wonderful and beneficial food for the body.
Most Americans eat over 120 pounds of potatoes a year. And in other countries such as Germany, they consume about 240 pounds of potatoes a year.
Relatively Low in Calories – An average potato only contains about 110 calories and they are very filling... making them great for any diet.
Eating Organic Potatoes is Important – Regular potatoes contain lots of herbicides and pesticides. In fact, they are high on the list of veggies which contain lots of chemicals... thus organic potatoes are the best way to enjoy this wonderful food.
Eat Organic Potatoes - There are Lots of Toxins in Regular Potatoes – In fact, regular potatoes contain 6 or 7 different neurotoxins, 7 reproductive toxins, 6 cancer causing agents, and 12 chemicals which cause problems with our hormones. So it's vitally important that we eat organic potatoes for the health and welfare of our children and our own health. And now we have GMO potatoes emerging on the market. PLEASE EAT ORGANIC POTATOES!
More Potassium than Bananas – A regular size potato contains more potassium than bananas, making it great for cardiovascular health and water regulation.
Preventing Kidney Stones and Gout – Potatoes contain lots of magnesium which help to prevent kidney stones and the build up of uric acid which causes gout.
Helps with Inflammation – Because potatoes also contain Vitamin C and B Vitamins they are also a great anti-inflammatory food if used in moderation.
No Fat or Cholesterol – Potatoes are fat-free and cholesterol-free and thus are really a great health food which most people can enjoy.
Great for Healthy Skin – Potatoes contain B Vitamins plus Vitamins C and A, zinc and phosphorus making them great for healthy looking skin.
Lowers Blood Pressure – Potatoes contain kukoamines which are also found in some Chinese Medicinal Herbs that lower blood pressure. And when cooking potatoes this compound does not degrade with heat... thus being able to lower blood pressure. Well of course as long as we don't deep fry them... or fill them with fats.
Lots of B Vitamins – Potatoes contain lots of B Vitamins which are important for vitality, athletic performance, good mood and for building and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
Cardiovascular Health – Potatoes also contain compounds that lower homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an agent that causes atherosclerosis and is associated with heart attacks and strokes... thus eating potatoes can lower a person's chances of having cardiovascular challenges.
Phosphorus – And the lowly potato also contains lots of great phosphorus for strong bones.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – Potatoes also contain this life-giving compound which helps our bodies convert food to glucose, and it's very important for a powerful metabolism. And alpha lipoic acid also helps to protect our cardiovascular system, our eyes and helps to prevent diabetes.
Quercetin – Potatoes contain Quercetin which is a very powerful antioxidant that can help to prevent free radical damage and thus inflammation and disease.
Vitamin C – Potatoes also contain Vitamin C which is important for preventing colds, flues, and for preventing DNA damage. One average baked potato contains 45% of our Vitamin C needs for the day.
Copper – Potatoes also contain a good amount of copper for preventing anemia.
Sodium Free Food – Potatoes are totally sodium free making them great for those who are on salt-free diets.
Fiber – And potatoes contain a lot of fiber making them important for creating a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria. Probiotic bacteria are important for boost our immune system and preventing disease.
Cancer Prevention – Potatoes also contain lots of powerful antioxidants such as quercetin which help to prevent cancer.
Collagen – Potatoes contain collagen which is important for healthy skin and collagen makes up most of our connective tissue. For getting rid of wrinkles collagen is very important.
Leave the Skins On – A lot of vitamins, minerals, and fiber are found in potato skins, so whether you are baking or roasting potatoes make sure you leave on the skins.
Enjoy this Great Tasting Whole Foods Plant Based Recipe!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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