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Crispy Garlic Pepper Red Potatoes

Just in time for summer is my easy recipe for garlic pepper baked red potatoes. Baked red potatoes are a great alternative to french fries or potato salad at summer barbeques. I use a counter top oven instead of a regular oven (we have a 1920’s stove that doesn’t hold heat too well), but any oven will do!

potatoes

Ingredients:
(feeds 2-3)
• 15-20 small red potatoes
• Olive Oil
• Garlic Pepper seasoning (mine is from Whole Foods)
• Salt

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is heating up, wash your potatoes thoroughly and quarter them. Place the quartered potatoes into a mixing bowl. Add olive oil to the potatoes being sure to coat them well. Once the potatoes are coated with olive oil, sprinkle your garlic pepper and salt to your liking. Place your seasoned potatoes onto a baking sheet (shown above).
Bake the potatoes for 30-45 minutes, depending on how brown you want them.
Serve and enjoy!

 

 

Favorite French Fry Alternative

Hello friends and San Diego personal training clients! I just finished up dinner and it dawned on me that I should probably tell you about the awesome meal that I had.

Tonight we had grilled salmon burgers with a super healthy french fry alternative…green beans! I have to say that the green beans were my favorite part of the meal and a perfect alternative to french fries without the added grease.

Green beans are packed with fiber and vitamins A and C. But don’t buy the canned version that is packed with preservatives.

To cook my “green bean fries,” I first steam them over the stove-top. When they are 80% cooked, I remove them from the heat and set them aside. Meanwhile, on another burner, I heat up a skillet with olive oil. I add the 80% cooked green beans to the skilled and saute them, allowing them to cook the rest of the way through. Pan sauteing the green beans will also give them a great crispy texture. Add a bit of salt and pepper and voila!

So next time you are having burgers or a sandwich that call for fries, why not try green bean fries!