Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House
Love Potatoes | Best Potato Recipes | Potato House

Potatoes in a Vegetarian Diet

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A look into the role of potatoes in a vegetarian diet.

Vegetarianism is taken up by individuals for many reasons. Some are abiding to their family traditions, religions, moral and ethical views, whereas others are looking to take up a healthier lifestyle. Β Β 

Potatoes can play a great role in a vegetarian diet for both culinary and nutritional purposes. Their versatility allows vegetarians to create tonnes of recipe ideas using the delicious consistencies and meal types that potatoes have the capability of bringing to the table. Many creations can be found in Love Potatoes’ vegetarian recipesΒ section. Potatoes also contain a great volume of nutrients and minerals including potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and copper & zinc. In fact, some of the greatest deficiencies in vegetarians and vegans are in iron and zinc, both of which are offered in the skins and flesh of the potato.

Contrary to popular perception, the potato is, in fact, an incredibly nutritious ingredient in its raw form – it’s the cooking processes which we put them through which forces many to regard them as unhealthy; for example, many of us link the spud to fast foods such as chips and crisps. However, many potato recipes on Love Potatoes highlights that there is a lot of room for potatoes in healthy meals – check out ourΒ healthy recipesΒ for some prime examples (some of these recipes aren’t vegetarian).

You only have to look at history to see the impact potato has had on many people’s survival, it played a massive role in the diets of ancient settlements in South America; many civilisations grew and survived due to the successful growth of potatoes and maize in the mountainous regions. It remained a faithful food to the civilisations which changed and morphed around these areas until the Spanish invasion in the 16thΒ century which saw the introduction of potatoes to Europe. Find out more on the spud’s amazing journey through time in ourΒ history of the potatoΒ page.

With the absence of meat in a vegetarian diet, a huge protein shaped hole is left. Although switching to a vegetarian diet can be perceived as becoming healthier, it is also key to maintain a balanced diet and make sure you a properly fuelled with protein. Fortunately, potatoes work incredibly well in the presence of many vegetarian foods full of protein including pulses, beans, nuts, eggs and lentils. Starchy foods are also an important part of a balanced diet, they are a good source of energy and calcium, iron, fibre and vitamins – therefore, foods such as potatoes, cereals, rice, pasta and bread should make up roughly a third of the food you consume on a vegetarian diet. Β 

Head to theΒ Love Potatoes vegetarian recipesΒ category to discover some inspiring and delicious ideas which can be cooked up with ease and speed.

Have a look at our inspirational Potato based vegetarian recipes from around the world

Moroccan-spiced Baked Potato Crisps with Rose Harissa Dip

Making your own Crisps is easier than you would think. These crisps are baked in the oven for a healthier option. The dips can be bought for convenience.
Prep: 5 Mins
Cook In: 20 Mins

Roast Potato Perfection

Roast potatoes can be a hard nut to crack! Fortunately, this fantastic method and recipe shows you how to make great roast potatoes every time.
Prep: 10 Mins
Cook In: 40 Mins

Chips

This chips recipe allows you to rustle up thicker and softer potato chunks leaving room for you to add your own seasoning. So easy to prepare.
Prep: 5 Mins
Cook In: 35 Mins

Creamy New Potato Salad

Potato salad is a versatile year-round favourite. Creamy New Potato Salad features crème fraiche, mayonnaise and guarantees deliciousness every time.
Prep: 5 Mins
Cook In: 15 Mins

Roasted New Potato, Kale, Beetroot and Dill Salad with Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing

Rustle up this tasty salad with potato wedges blending in with a bed of health-packed kale, beetroot and dill, topped off with a yummy dressing
Prep: 10 Mins
Cook In: 30 Mins

Oxford Potato Soup

Based on a popular 1940’s wartime soup this Oxford Potato Soup recipe has been recreated for today. A warming, healthy soup of potatoes, onions, leeks and celery.
Prep: 10 Mins
Cook In: 30 Mins

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