10 Reasons Why Potatoes Are The Best Food

10 Reasons Why Potatoes Are The Best Food

Besides being super delicious

Potatoes are the most perfect creation ever known to man. I eat potatoes in some form or another practically every day and they never cease to amaze me each time. There is not really a wrong way to make a potato and they always taste like heaven. Potatoes are honestly the best food in the entire world and these are only some of the reasons why.

1. They are so versatile

Potatoes are one of the only foods I can think of that can be made into so many versions of itself! Scallop, French fries, mashed, boiled, baked, the list goes on and each one becomes more delicious than the last! Just add some butter, ketchup, or another tasty condiment and you are ready for a feast.

2. Potatoes are REALLY healthy for you

They pack a lot of potassium into one little vegetable, which can help lower blood pressure and the carbs can help you to feel full longer. Potatoes are like a super vegetable!

3. They’re great for weight-loss

Since potatoes are so filling, they can actually help you lose weight by making you feel so full. So, if you ever want to drop a few inches on your waist, just eat a potato and enjoy!

4. Potatoes look like a lot of other things

I often compare myself to a potato! I mean, when I’m having a really off day there’s nothing like calling myself a potato that the word can’t cheer up. What’s not adorable about that?

5. They remind us of babies

Have you ever looked closely at a newborn baby’s head? I mean, real closely? You’ll notice that they resemble somewhat of a hairy potato. You’re welcome.

6. They fit into your purse way better than a banana

The irregular shape of a banana just often leaves my purse looking like I’m hiding something more…exciting inside my bag. A potato is the perfect size to just sneak in for a quick snack… but make sure you cook it first… and try not to burn your fingers.

7. They represent my Irish heritage

I’ve been chowing down hardcore on a potato before and had someone look at me with that “wtf” look. All I have to say is that I’m SUPER Irish and everything makes sense! Score for my leprechauns!

8. Potato puns are better than life

I mean, taters gonna tate right? I actually find potatoes to be quite a-peel-ing, but not everyone agrees with my taste in chip! I’ll still be a sweet potato about it though.

9. Potatoes bring people together

I have met so many wonderful people through my love of potatoes! I mean, I honestly haven’t met one person who hated potatoes.

10. We could literally survive off of only potatoes

Scientifically, water and a potato a day could allow a person to survive. They might be hella hungry and all because potatoes can’t do everything, but still, that’s pretty darn cool!

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9 Things All Mexican Food Addicts Know All Too Well

Don't come between me and my Mexican food.

In the city I grew up in, there is a Mexican restaurant just about every five miles. They are the after school hangouts and first date go-to's for most of the kids here, especially the high school girls.

I know the servers at my favorite one know my order almost every time I go in there (at least once a week). However, a lot of people apparently get tired of eating Mexican food about twice a week... but I sure don't. If you are a Mexican food addict like me, I am sure you know at least a few of these yourself.

1. Cheese dip tastes like heaven and you have to have it.

That amazing creamy white cheese dip put on a perfectly salted chip is enough to make your day better. Forget the actual food---we'd be content living off of cheese dip and chips for the rest of our lives. Our restaurant trip is not complete without an order of it and if you are lucky enough to get your favorite waiter, maybe even get a large bowl for the night.

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2. You never have to look at the menu.

We know when we decide to go what we are having and it is probably the exact same plate we order each time. I am sure the servers laugh after I order some days because there is only three things I rotate between. My burrito is always my go-to, unless I am feeling fancy.

3. Some of the servers know who you are when you walk in the door.

Either by first name or by order they know us. You are the ones that they tell to pick your own seat and already have your drink order placed by the time you sit down.

4. Your boyfriend/ girlfriend puts you on Mexican restaurant restriction on date night.

You drag them there so much, they get tired of eating there. So much so, they flat out say no when you ask to go there on date night. I mean, how does someone get tired of Mexican food to begin with though?

SEE ALSO: The Perfect Skin Color For A Mexican?

5. You can hum some of the songs that come on.

We may not know what they are saying in the song, but we know the song---trust us. We are in there so much we remember them. Don't ask any questions when we start humming.

6. You "have" a parking spot.

Do not park in my parking spot that is not actually my parking spot, but is my parking spot. Got it? Just do not do it. That starts my meal bad when you take my normal spot.

7. You used to hangout there all the time after school.

It was the hangout spot. Forget the nasty school lunch--- everyone goes to eat Mexican after school. It's the cool thing to do and it started your addiction.

8. You always want to introduce new people to your favorite restaurant.

Oh, you aced that exam? Let's go eat at this amazing Mexican restaurant I love! We always want to find people to go there to eat with so we always introduce new people to it.

9. People always pick on you about your addiction.

Yes, I love Mexican food. Go ahead and tag me in all the memes on Facebook about tacos. As long as I have my Mexican food, I am fine with that.

All in all, we LOVE our Mexican food and our go-to restaurants--- so here is your warning. Don't come between me and my Mexican food.

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Tips For Making A Perfect Morning Smoothie

Take advantage of all the fresh fruit and vegetables during the summer season for a fresh addition to your smoothies


Smoothies are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast because they are quick and easy to take on the go in the morning on my way to work. Although I love smoothies in the morning, they're great after workouts any time of the day as well.

When making a smoothie for breakfast, try to keep it healthy! It can be tempting to add in some chocolate to that strawberry banana smoothie to make it a bit sweeter, or some whipped cream, but that makes it like a dessert. If you're craving something chocolate in your smoothie, add a little cocoa power or a drop of vanilla.

The base of your smoothie can sweeten your smoothie too. I frequently use coconut milk in my smoothies which is low in calories and adds a sweetness to green smoothies. Almond milk is another great base and also dairy free.

Speaking of green smoothies, don't be afraid to try them! I was so suspicious of the thought of spinach or kale ever in my smoothie and it took a while for me to finally try it. A smoothie place was serving samples of their green smoothie and I braved the jump to try it, and I loved it.

I have started to make some of my own green smoothies at home. One of my favorite combinations is mango, pineapple, spinach, and coconut milk. It also creates this amazing green color that also tastes amazing.

While it's the summer months, take advantage of local produce but frozen fruit is also a great option for some fruit that you can't always find, such as mango. Frozen fruit helps to make your smoothies the perfect cold temperature too.

Don't be afraid to switch up your smoothie combinations and test out your own recipes so you don't get tired of the same smoothie every day.

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