Persuasive Essay On Potato Food

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Do you ever wonder why it is often difficult for you to resist the temptation of seeking comfort foods or gorging on snacks and appetizers despite your “strong” willpower to overcome it? Well, don’t beat yourself up. It turns out that it’s not entirely about your willpower or your character that makes you eat more than a handful of potato chips or nachos. According to Dr. David A. Kessler, former FDA commissioner and author of the book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, many of these sinful treats have been engineered to hijack your brain chemistry into craving more than what you want to allow yourself to eat. You see, most of these foods have a deadly combination of fat, salt, and sugar to stimulate…show more content…
But then again, with a little magic, you can re-create this dish into a guilt-free snack.
Start by microwaving your potatoes until they are tender. Slice them in halves and scoop out the softened flesh, until you have thin potato skins left. Brush the skins with olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Bake them on a baking sheet for around 20 minutes at 450˚F. You can also enjoy them with sautéed onions and mushrooms or top them with a low-fat version of cheddar cheese or sour cream.
Lean Buffalo Wings
We all know that the wings are some of the fattiest portions of the chicken, and after they are deep-fried and drowned in a sugary and salty sauce, they make a tempting appetizer that leaves you guilty for a
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Next, dip them in some flour and sauté in olive oil, instead of deep frying. Serve with carrot and celery sticks and a dipping sauce made of low-fat blue-cheese.
Healthy Spinach Dip
Commercial spinach dips contain very little vegetable and a lot of fatty cream and salt. Make your own healthy version of a spinach dip by chopping frozen spinach (after squeezing out the liquid) and mixing with plain yogurt. You can also use the non-fat version of sour cream. Add some chopped onions, some red pepper flakes, finely chopped carrots, chives and other herbs. Use this dip for small slices of whole wheat bread, instead of salty chips.
Lean Chicken Fingers
Make the traditional chicken fingers lean by using skinless breasts cut into small finger-food pieces. Take a cup of plain corn flakes, smash them and mix with garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Dredge in whole-wheat flour and dip in beaten egg, followed by another coat of cereal mix. Bake them at 400°F on a coated baking sheet for about 15
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