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Potatoes to the Rescue for Back-to-School Dinnertime Dilemmas

August 23, 2012

DENVER, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Back-to-school season is in full swing, which means families everywhere are back to juggling carpools, soccer practice, dance lessons and packed lunches, among many other activities. That’s why the United States Potato Board (USPB) has partnered with Susan Schuman of the award-winning food blog Our Family Eats to create two new family-friendly potato recipes that will make getting a nutritious meal on the dinner table a breeze this back-to-school season.

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“I have two young children, a full-time job and a hungry husband. Potatoes are a natural base for so many meals and different flavor combinations. Plus, they are loaded with nutritional value, which is so important to me as a mom,” Schuman explains.

Not only has Susan created two mouth-watering potato recipes, a Steak & Potato Pizza and a Tuscan Potato Skillet, she will also host a live chat on the USPB’s Potatoes, Taters and Spuds Facebook page on August 29 at Noon PDT. Susan will answer questions about her potato recipes, share tips for cooking for a family and discuss how she finds the time to create healthy meals while balancing her family and job. To join the chat, “like” the Potatoes, Taters & Spuds Facebook page and begin posting your questions and comments for Susan on the page wall at Noon PDT on August 29(th)! Click here to RSVP today so we know you’ll be joining us.

The USPB also launched a “Real Meals: Pin to Win!” Pinterest contest on the Potato Goodness Pinterest page. The contest invites fans to create a “Real Meals” pin board featuring potato recipe images for the opportunity to win a deluxe slow cooker and SpaFinder.com gift card. Click here for all the details.

The base of America’s favorite side dish is packed with nutritional value. A single, skin-on medium-sized (5.3 ounce) potato has just 110 calories, more potassium than a banana and almost half your daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) and zero fat, sodium or cholesterol.

Visit www.potatogoodness.com for more healthy and creative potato recipes and visit our Facebook Fan Page to sign-up for our weekly recipe email to receive a new recipe in your email in-box each week.

About the United States Potato Board
The United States Potato Board (USPB) is the nation’s potato marketing and research organization. Based in Denver, Colorado, the USPB represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers across the country. The USPB was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, the USPB is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry and dedicated to positioning potatoes as a nutrition powerhouse–truly, goodness unearthed.

SOURCE United States Potato Board

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