Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes

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It seems like some people in the diet world want to demonize the potato! What a bummer!  We certainly aren’t afraid of potatoes in our house. In fact, potatoes are great to include in a balanced diet!  The trouble comes when kids only know potatoes in the form of potato chips and french fries. But there are so many other amazing ways to prepare potatoes! Plus, potatoes are a good source of

  • Vitamin C and B6 (Vital for building brain cells in kids!)
  • Folic Acid!
  • Copper
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • and Tryptophan  (which is being shown to calm anxious kids!)
  • (Source: WH Foods-best book ever!)

My mother in law just got back from Idaho and brought us some potatoes straight from the ground. No middle men, and no sitting in cold storage for an un-ordinary amount of time.  So, we’ve been eating those up and they are almost gone.  We made what we called “Christmas Potatoes” that gave our potatoes the best flavor you could imagine!  I love this, because it can be for breakfast or dinner!  And although we call it a “side dish”, our veggie side dishes come in equal portions to our “main dish”, helping us to have a balanced meal!

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

The Steps

Anyone can make these potatoes!  We used frozen peas, one red pepper, and a few, medium sized potatoes:

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

We chopped the potatoes and pepper into little pieces.

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

And then sauteed everything in a skillet.

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic! Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

First the potatoes and peppers

Then we added the frozen peas

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

Then we seasoned them with salt and pepper.  We love this, because it’s not common to enjoy vegetables for breakfast, but these taste great at breakfast time, served with some fruit, eggs, and toast!

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

Another variation that my husband made this weekend was, he sauteed the peppers and peas together and added them to mashed potatoes!  SO DELICIOUS!

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

Those were perfect with some leftover chicken, some whole wheat noodles and some apples.

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes. A new spin on a holiday classic!

Don’t wait for Christmas! We just like to call them Christmas potatoes because they are red and green, but you can enjoy them today of course and give your kids some benefits from that Vitamin B6 and Trytophan!

Christmas Pepper and Pea Potatoes

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pepper and Pea Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cup potato, red
  • 1 cup bell pepper, red
  • 1 cup green peas, frozen
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground

Instructions

  • Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet and heat.
  • Add chopped potatoes and chopped red pepper. Cook until mostly tender about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of frozen peas and cook until heated through.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
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This looks like an incredible recipe it certainly looks very tasty and delicious. I also bet that it does not have lots of calories.
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