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Gluten-Free Goodness!. For more information contact: Meredith Myers United States Potato Board meredithm@uspotatoes.com (303) 506-7175. Potatoes: A Favorite Gluten Free Comfort Food. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Meredith MyersUnited States Potato Boardmeredithm@uspotatoes.com(303) 506-7175Gluten-Free Goodness!1Potatoes: A Favorite Gluten Free Comfort FoodPotatoes, naturally gluten-free, are one of the worlds most versatile comfort foods. Foundational in wide range of international and all-American cuisine, potatoes are the perfect blank canvas for a variety of ethic flavors. This is good news for your shoppers who must eat gluten-free , as they crave the taste and texture of foods now taboo in their diet. When good health depends on eating gluten-free, potatoes can help reinvent much-loved meals and create new healthy meal traditions. Fresh and unprocessed, potatoes add great taste, good nutrition and one more vegetable to mealtime. One medium-sized potato (5.3 oz) with skin has:More potassium than a banana (620 mg)Nearly half your daily value of vitamin C (45 percent)10% DV of vitamin B6No fat, sodium, or cholesterolTrace amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc

Explore the following pages for consumer-messages, recipes, photography and inspiration to help your shoppers enjoy their gluten-free lifestyle.#Potatoes as planksPotatoes make a surprising substitution for pizza crust and bread. Top grilled or roasted potato planks with your favorite pizza toppings. Add an ethnic flair by topping those planks with a corn and bean salsa, a Mediterranean feta, olive and tomato mixture, or traditional bruschetta toppings.Infuse your potatoes with bold and delicious Italian seasonings. Grilled or stacked, each mouthful has a savory and crispy crust with a naturally fluffy filling.

Potato BruschettaFestive Potato TapasPesto Parmesan Potato Stackers

Grilled Potato Planks#Stuffed SpudsPotatoes are a perfect foods to stuff with your favorite fillings like chili, spaghetti sauce and meatballs, even fajita fixings. Try these ideas for a main dish or a fun new appetizer.

Potatoes Florentine

Little Red and Green AppetizersCrab Filled Potato Bites

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins (Recipe by Produce for Better Health)

Quick & Healthy Twice Baked PotatoesPlus Four exciting variations#Global Potato Favorites

Quick & Healthy Potato Lasagna

Baked Potato NachosDeep Dish Potato Torta

Bombay Chicken Curry

Embrace the gluten-free, global cuisine potatoes star in.Quick & Healthy Greek Potato Salad

#5Fries, fries, fries!Craving fries? Introducing a fresh, healthy and gluten-free version for this family favorite.

Family-favorite Baked FriesGrilled Potato Dippers

Quick & Healthy Baked FriesReady in 15 minutes!#More on Eating Gluten FreeAccording to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, an estimated 3 million Americans suffer from side effects associated to eating foods that contain gluten. To make it easier, we created a new gluten-free recipe collection on our website, www.potatogoodness.com. The USPB partnered with Jen Cafferty, founder of the Gluten-Free Cooking Expo and President of Gluten-Free Life with Jen, to review the USPBs database of potato recipes and to provide tips for eating gluten-free. Potatoes are a great choice for people who otherwise have to cut carbs out of their diet, adds Jen Cafferty. Potatoes are a gluten-free dieters dream. They are fresh, natural and versatile, plus you know youre whole family will enjoy them.

Jen Caffertys Top Three Tips for Eating Gluten-FreeStick to eating "real food." Avoid processed foods and learn how to prepare your own meals using fresh ingredients that are naturally gluten-free, like potatoes, which can serve as a substitute for foods that gluten-free eaters often crave, like pasta and bread.

Incorporate whole grains, like quinoa and nutrient-dense vegetables, like potatoes, spinach and broccoli, into your diet on a regular basis to ensure you are getting proper nutrients and maintaining a balanced diet.

Dont automatically assume that foods like pizza and lasagna are off-limits. You can find gluten-free pizza dough options available in many supermarkets and its easy to make using gluten-free flour. And you wont even miss the noodles in the USPBs Gluten-Free Potato Lasagna recipe.

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