7/23/10

This Week's Hidden Healthy Hit: Hashbrowns

Hashbrowns? Is Market Street's dietitian telling me that hashbrowns are a Hidden Healthy Hit? You bet!

Take a look at this example:

Regular Potato (produce): NuVal Score 93
Ore Ida Hashbrowns (frozen): NuVal Score 91

How is this possible? Well, take a look at the hashbrowns. They are just shredded potatoes. When hashbrowns are cooked/baked/fried in oil they become an indulgence (or when they are smothered in cheese).

Tip: Try baking hashbrowns or browning them in a skillet with cooking spray instead of butter or oil.

Just don't mistake hashbrowns redeeming NuVal score for other frozen potato products. Some frozen potato products only get single digit NuVal scores. Remember, the higher the NuVal score, the better the nutrition!

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