Hash browns are a great source of nutrients and minerals because they are made with potatoes. Unfortunately, when making hash browns, they can quickly become unhealthy if they're fried, overloaded with salt, butter, sour cream, cheese and so forth.
So it's time you learnt how to make healthy hash browns!
These hash browns are rich in nutrients, low carb and are a great cheat meal for my Shredded clients, which is the world's best 12 week workout program for guys to get ripped.
Are Potatoes and Hash Browns Healthy?
First of all, let's talk about benefits of potatoes and hash browns. Potatoes are nutritious in their natural state in addition to a number of other benefits:
Potatoes Regulate Digestion
The fiber content in potatoes prevents constipation and helps regulate your digestive track. Compared to heavy cheat meals with containing dairy and pizza that can take days and weeks to get out of your system, hash browns are much healthier for this reason.
Potatoes Help with Weight Management
The dietary fiber in potatoes act as "bulking agents" in the digestive system to help with weight management. Exercise increases your appetite since you’re burning calories. Therefore, it’s easy to eat a lot after a workout and gain of the calories you burned. Luckily we have potatoes. They reduce appetite, so you feel fuller for longer and therefore less likely to consume more calories.
Potatoes Can Boost Your Metabolism
Healthy hash browns are a great source of vitamin B6, which plays a crucial role in metabolizing energy. Vitamin B6 breaks down carbohydrates and proteins into glucose and amino acids—these are smaller compounds that the body can metabolize easily.
Potatoes Can Improve Muscle Movement
Choline is a nutrient present in potatoes that not only improves muscle movement but also your mood, learning, and memory too.
Potatoes Can Improve Your Bone health
Potatoes contain nutrients to help your body maintain its bone structure and strength like iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
Potatoes Promote Heart Health
Potatoes contain fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 content, which all support heart health. The fiber in potatoes also help lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, which can decrease the risk of heart disease.
Healthy Hash Browns Recipe
While potatoes in themselves are healthy, it's often the way hash browns are made that can make them high in saturated fat and unhealthy.
So here's how to make healthy hash browns that are great for cheat meals, bodybuilding programs and a healthy way to curb that fast food craving.
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil or use Pam Spray for lower fat content
- 1/4 cup of fine diced yellow onion
- 1/3 cup of fine diced red bell pepper
- 3 medium russet potatoes
- A pinch of sea salt and pepper to taste
- Dice the onion and pepper, then peel the potatoes.
- After peeling the potatoes, a box grater or a shredder attachment on your food processor to shred the potatoes.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
- When hot, add the coconut oil or spray the Pam.
- Add the onions and peppers and sauté them for a minute
- Evenly distribute the shredded potatoes across the skillet.
- Let them cook for a few minutes and then flip them carefully. Repeat this until the shredded potatoes are golden brown
- Take them to a serving dish and then enjoy!
If you find it easier to watch, here's a video on how to make this healthy hash brown recipe:
Make Healthy Hash Browns Today!
Hopefully, you’ve learned more about potatoes and see that hash browns are a great way to refuel glycogen with cheat meals and can easily be incorporated into bodybuilding and SHREDDED diet plan.
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Let me know any questions in the comments below, and enjoy your healthy hash browns!