Paleo Hot Honey Potatoes
Golden and roasted to perfection, fingerling potatoes showcased in beautiful harmony of crispiness, tenderness, sweetness, and the perfect touch of spice. A delectable companion to your steaks, chicken, or fish, this tasty side dish has only a handful of simple ingredients and only needs a few minutes of prep work. Delight your taste buds with the exquisite harmony of flavors and textures found in this Paleo Hot Honey Potato dish.
Why Potatoes are So Good For You!
If you’re like me, then no matter the potato, you’re a fan. I love everything from a nice baked russet potatoe loaded with grass-fed butter, to a baked and cooled Korean sweet potato to snack on! Anyway you slice it, I love potatoes, so let’s just talk about all the benefits your body gains from these nutrient rich tubers that are part of the nightshade family.
Potatoes are so good for you because they contain various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavonoids . This includes an array of B vitamins to support your metabolism, and vitamin C, an antioxidant, that is necessary in health and in the protection of your cells, and some awesome minerals to boot.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant our bodies use to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.Vitamin B6:
Vitamin B3 (niacin): Supports optimized digestion, absorption of nutrients, detoxification, and proper elimination .
Vitamin B6:Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): There are many benefits from a diet rich in vitamin B6. It plays a role in our immune health, metabolism, and brain health. Vitamin B6 is essential in creating neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, which play a role in emotional health and sleep .
Vitamin B9 (folate): Essential vitamin that supports healthy metabolism, and is key in breaking down homocysteine, and amino acid that is harmful in high concentrations.
Copper: Essential in the production of red blood cells.
Iron: Iron is an essential mineral that your body needs and in plants we have non-heme iron. Nature has a way of helping us out since non-heme iron is more difficult for our bodies to absorb , pairing it with vitamin C, also found in potatoes, increases the absorption of the non-heme iron in our diets.
Magnesium: The fourth most abundant mineral in the body, it supports healthy nerve functions, healthy blood pressure, and detoxification.
Manganese: Essential mineral in supporting blood sugar regulation, glucose metabolism, and supporting healthy brain and nerve function .
Phosphorus: Supports healthy teeth and bones, muscle recovery after working out, and detoxification.
Potassium: The fourth most abundant mineral in your body and is an essential electrolyte necessary in nervous system function, metabolism, hydration, and in regulating your heartbeat .
Potatoes skins contain a good amount of insoluble fiber from in the form of pectin, cellulose, and hemicellulose which help to support a healthy digestive system and detoxification. The resistant starch found in potatoes helps to support a healthy microbiome by feeding the good bacteria in your gut and healthy blood sugar regulation.
Does Organic Matter?
That depends on what you are buying, and when it comes to potatoes, I always buy organic and here’s why…root veggies grow underground and absorb everything in the soil they are grown in. This is a personal choice, and not everything you buy has to be organic, check out EWG’s Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen as they update their list of the recommend produce they recommend buying organically if possible as well as the conventional ones that are safe to buy.
Paleo Hot Honey Potatoes Ingredients
*Substitute Pure Maple Syrup for vegan
How to Make Paleo Hot Honey Potatoes
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Rinse and halve all the potatoes, set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well with a spatula.
4. Add the halved potatoes and mix well to coat.
5. Transfer the potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 22-26 minutes until the potatoes are tender and lightly browned.
Paleo Hot Honey Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Rinse and halve all the potatoes, set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well with a spatula.
- Add the halved potatoes and mix well to coat.
- Transfer the potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 16-20 minutes unti thel potatoes are tender and lightly browned.
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Q: What potatoes could I use to make hot honey potatoes instead of fingerling?
A: For this recipe you could try red potatoes, Dutch or Yukon gold, or even try it with sweet potatoes!
Q: What could I use instead of EVOO for hot honey potatoes?
A: There are a lot of great fat options for this dish: coconut oil, ghee, duck fat, or even some bacon fat, just be sure the bacon that was rendered is Paleo compliant.
Q: How long do hot honey potatoes keep?
A: Store them in the fridge in an airtight container up to 2-days.
Q: What kind of peppers would you use to make hot honey potatoes spicer?
A: If you can find it, you can use a crushed hatch pepper, habanero, or even ghost pepper!
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