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This week my mom, sister, Greg and I began the Liver Rescue 3:6:9 cleanse, from Anthony William. Watch for an upcoming book review and my experience with the cleanse. The meals for the first three days are very similar to my usual daily fare. I’m reducing fat intake and including an extra lemon/lime water in the evenings.
For days 1, 2 and 3 I’ve prepared easy oven roasted potatoes for lunch or dinner. They are that good! Previously I made potato wedges, seasoned them, and roasted them in the oven. Lately I’ve been cubing the potatoes instead. The result is crispy on the outside tender on the inside perfectly seasoned potatoes.
Greg swears he could eat this meal every day! As we shift into the next phase of the cleanse, potatoes are off the menu. No worries, however. These oven roasted potatoes wait for us in the near future.
Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes
Crispy and yet tender, these potatoes make a great side dish or meatless main meal. Eat alone or create a veggie bowl featuring the oven roasted potatoes and other cooked veggies, a salad or raw veggies such as sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.
Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes
- 4 large potatoes peeled & cubed
- 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Preheat oven to 400F. Melt coconut oil and set aside. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place cubed potatoes in a large bowl. Add sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Stir to coat potato cubes.
- Add melted coconut oil. Stir to coat. Spread potato cubes out in single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, until potatoes are browned and cooked through.
Occasionally someone asks me, “Aren’t potatoes bad for you?”
I’ve believed that in the past. Potatoes get lumped in with other “white” foods with low nutritional value, such as white bread, white rice and sugar. However, they are high in potassium, B6 and amino acids…in particular Lysine in its bioactive form. Lysine fights against cancers, viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles, liver disease and inflammation.
Potatoes strengthen the kidneys and liver, soothe over excited nerves and help the digestive system to heal from Crohn’s, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. They are antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, relieving stress, supporting the brain and helping us to feel centered and grounded. Read more about the health benefits of potatoes HERE.
I eat a LOT of potatoes. They are one of the mainstays of my diet. And potatoes are so versatile.
Tonight’s simple and wholesome meal consisted of oven roasted potatoes and lightly sautéed vegetables. My dinner was delicious, healthy and extremely satisfying. I truly can, and do, eat like this every day.
Oven roasted potatoes and lightly sautéed onions, garlic, celery, green pepper, zucchini and carrots with slightly steamed spinach.
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12 thoughts on “Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes”
mmm sounds so good! similar to how i make mine, i just add paprika!
They are good aren’t they?! And super easy to make.
I love potatoes! These seem so easy to make and so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
It’s a good meatless meal or side dish!
I love potatoes so much. They’re such a delicious food. I haven’t roasted them in coconut oil before so I’ll have to try this recipe!
I’ve used olive oil too but the coconut oil seems to make them a bit crispier on the outside.
I am from potato country (Ireland!) and we have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! They really are great for you. Love seeing ways other people cook them, this looks like a recipe I can manage.
I have Irish ancestry! I got to visit Dublin in 2017. Beautiful country. Can’t wait to visit again. Yes these potatoes are easy to fix and so yummy!
I love cooking potatoes in the oven. It’s one of our favorite side dishes.
I love them too. So versatile.
I make mine really similarly, but I add rosemary and they’re a fan favorite in my family!
Rosemary sounds wonderful! I have another potato recipe that includes rosemary and thyme and I love it. I’ll try adding rosemary to this one. Thanks for the suggestion.