Have you heard the catchy jingle on TV: “There’s nothing like a PEI potato…”
Well, that’s a Cavendish commercial featuring PEI farmers singing the goodness of their famous spuds. Did you know that Cavendish potatoes are exclusively grown in Prince Edward Island, specifically in a single community named New Annan, PEI? It’s one of the premier potato growing regions in our great country, and gives you the assurance that you are getting a premium product.
I was so excited when I found out I would be doing a post featuring Cavendish From the Farm potatoes. Suppers in our household tend to get a bit monotonous, and I am always looking for something to add into the mix. Specifically, I am looking for tasty foods which are easy to prepare, and nutritious. On both fronts, Cavendish fits the bill!
I headed to my local Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy (which has a great frozen food section!) and picked up a bag of Cavendish From the Farm potato wedges. I decided to make a low-sodium, low fat ham for dinner, along with my Cavendish potatoes, and a few sauteed vegetables to round things out.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Cavendish Potato Wedges were actually a good nutritional choice for me. I have been on a reduced calorie regime for the past six months, and I always assumed that potatoes were not a good fit for my nutritional plan. However, after reading the Cavendish label, I was happy to see that their product was low in fat (only 3 grams per serving!) and free of cholesterol and trans fat. At only 120 calories per serving, I could very easily eat these tasty taters, and not blow my caloric totals for dinner.
I decided that some sauteed vegetables would be a nice counterpoint for my potatoes, so I cut up some chunks of red pepper and cooking onion. I minced a clove of garlic, and sauteed them in about 2 teaspoonfuls of extra virgin olive oil and topped it off with vegetable seasoning.
All three components of my meal were low in calories, but not short on flavour! The potato wedges were crispy and full of flavour. I totally got the feeling of tasty french fries at my local chip truck, but with a fraction of the fat and calories. I put a sprinkling of seasoning salt on my taters, and it was absolutely delicious. My kids also liked them, which was a surprise as they are not usually potato lovers. It was a great side dish idea, and I am definitely going to try the other Cavendish From the Farm products (Rustic Reds and Straight Cut Fries).
“Disclosure – I am participating in the From the Farm blog tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Cavendish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”