Monday, October 28, 2013

I'm pretty much a couch potato - Ore-Ida and me

Have you ever heard the saying. " I am not fat. I am fluffy." ?  I love this saying and it let's me continue to live in a state of denial over my  waistline. I eat healthy... I really do, I just eat too much healthy food. I work out at the gym, but the rest of the time.....

So this month Allrecipes partnered with Ore-Ida potatoes and asked us to use some of their products in recipes or meals. Oh BOY!  Potatoes for this couch potato.. and a business reason to eat fries.. I am so there! Since it is just me eating these, I thought one bag made three different ways would be plenty of french fries at my house.  So I selected the Zesty Twirls

I started out with my favorite type of meal - Breakfast!!

Breakfast Spaghetti

I baked up the fries per the package directions til they got nice and golden brown.  On the stove top,  I cooked up some peppers, onions, mushrooms, garlic and Canadian bacon  and then added in some egg whites to make some loaded scrambled eggs. I topped a plate of fries with the eggs. had a yummy meal. I really like the twists because I am an immature adult and why can't I still have fun with my food??

The next recipe I created was the classic chili cheese fries. I had some leftover chili so let's give this a try been 10+ years since I had them

Chili Cheese Fries
Yeah they were yummy... a filling meal. Not a diet disaster either as the chili was made with ground turkey and soy chorizo.. lots of tomatoes onions and peppers rounded it out. Was a nice treat

My last creation was an easy one... just a little augmentation to the baked fries.

Garlic Parmesan fries

 You can almost smell them, can't you? I tossed them with a little olive oil when they came out of the oven, sprinkled with garlic powder, fresh Parmesan and a little fresh parsley. Yum yum. Simple way to make store bought fries special. Any cheese and herb combo is an easy way to perk up baked fries... when you have the craving but are tryinnnnnnnng to not be so bad , diet-wise.

French fries are a treat in my house and Ore-Ida's are nice. Lots of varieties. Just wish they made calorie free ones  :D so I could eat them more often.

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