US Potato Board Launches Recipe Contest with Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien

63243-Mashie-Topped-Meatloaf-Cupcakes-Final-originalWhat is Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien’s favorite way to enjoy potatoes? “Twice-baked, stuffed with light cheese and veggies – YUM!” says the best-selling author, TV personality and nationally recognized voice in weight management.

The US Potato Board (USPB) has partnered with Hungry Girl to encourage nutritious, guilt-free potato eating year-round. To kick off the fall season, Lillien created a recipe that company officials say is sure to become a weeknight family favorite, and can even double as an easy appetizer for entertaining: Mashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes. These mini meatloaves are made in a muffin tin for individual-size portion control and are topped with creamy mashed potatoes made with light sour cream.

“How can you not love potatoes? Potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and just 110 calories in a 5.3-oz. skin-on spud,” says Lillien. “With many unique colorful types to choose from and so many ways to prepare them, potatoes ROCK!”

Inspired by Hungry Girl’s creative and guilt-free potato recipe? Hungry Girl and the USPB invite consumers to enter the Guilt-Free Potato Goodness recipe contest on the Potatoes, Taters & Spuds Facebook page. Simply submit an original, mouth-watering and guilt-free potato recipe for the chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles, CA, and a meet-and-greet with Hungry Girl herself at her brand-new Hungryland headquarters. Enter the contest by March 28, 2014.

For further inspiration, Hungry Girl just released her official “Top Ate” reasons to love potatoes:

  1. Potatoes are seriously satisfying! A study of nearly 40 common foods found that potatoes deliver the most satisfaction.
  2. A 5.3-ounce skin-on spud (the size of a computer mouse) has 45% the daily value of vitamin C and only 110 fat-free calories. Potatoes also have fiber.
  3. Dining out? Top a plain baked potato with salad-bar goodies like broccoli & salsa.
  4. White veggies are underrated and provide key nutrients we need. In fact, potatoes have even more potassium than bananas.
  5. Gluten-free alert: Potatoes are a great alternative to pasta and bread. You can even make lasagna with spud slices instead of noodles, Lillien adds.
  6. Russets, reds, purples, fingerlings, yellows, whites & petites… So many possibilities!
  7. HG Lisa’s favorite way to eat a potato? Twice-baked, stuffed with light cheese and veggies.
  8. Potatoes are ALWAYS in season. “Put ’em on your grocery list today,” she says.
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