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1 For more information contact: Meredith Myers United States Potato Board Gluten-Free Goodness!

2 2 Potatoes: A Favorite Gluten-Free Comfort Food Potatoes, naturally gluten-free, are one of the world’s most versatile comfort foods. Foundational in a wide range of international and all-American cuisine, potatoes are the perfect blank canvas for a variety of flavors. This is good news for your shoppers who must eat gluten-free, as they often crave the taste and texture of foods that are now not part of their diet. When good health depends on eating gluten-free, potatoes can help reinvent much-loved meals and create new healthy meal traditions. Fresh and unprocessed, potatoes add great taste, good nutrition and one more vegetable to mealtime. One medium-sized potato (5.3 oz) with skin has:good nutrition More potassium than a banana (620 mg) Nearly half your daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) 10% DV of vitamin B6 No fat, sodium, or cholesterol Trace amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc Explore the following pages for inspiration on enjoying a gluten-free lifestyle.

3 3 Potatoes as Planks Potatoes make a surprising substitution for pizza crust and bread. Top grilled or roasted potato planks with your favorite pizza toppings. Add an ethnic flair by topping planks with corn and bean salsa, traditional bruschetta topping, or try a taste of the Mediterranean with a feta, olive and tomato mixture. Infuse your potatoes with bold and delicious Italian seasonings. Grilled or stacked, each mouthful has a savory and crispy crust with a naturally fluffy “filling”. Potato Bruschetta Festive Potato Tapas Pesto Parmesan Potato Stackers Grilled Potato Planks

4 4 Stuffed Spuds Potatoes are a perfect foods to stuff with your favorite fillings like chili, spaghetti sauce and meatballs, or even fajita fixings. Try these ideas for a main dish or a fun new appetizer. Potatoes Florentine Little Red and Green Appetizers Crab Filled Potato Bites Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins (Recipe by Produce for Better Health) Quick & Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes Plus Four exciting variations

5 5 Global Potato Favorites Quick & Healthy Potato Lasagna Baked Potato Nachos Deep Dish Potato Torta Bombay Chicken Curry Embrace potatoes as the star of gluten-free, global cuisine. Quick & Healthy Greek Potato Salad

6 6 Fries, Fries, Fries! Craving fries? Introducing a fresh, healthy and gluten-free version for of a family favorite. Family-Favorite Baked Fries Grilled Potato Dippers Quick & Healthy Baked Fries Ready in 15 minutes!

7 7 More on Eating Gluten-Free… According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, an estimated 3 million Americans suffer from side effects associated to eating foods that contain gluten. To make it easier, we created a new gluten-free recipe collection on our website, Foundation for Celiac Awareness The USPB partnered with Jen Cafferty, founder of the Gluten-Free Cooking Expo and President of Gluten-Free Life with Jen, to review the USPB’s database of potato recipes and to provide tips for eating gluten-free.Jen Cafferty “Potatoes are a great choice for people who otherwise have to cut carbs out of their diet,” says Jen Cafferty. “Potatoes are a gluten-free dieter’s dream. They are fresh, natural and versatile, plus you know you’re whole family will enjoy them.” Jen Cafferty’s Top Three Tips for Eating Gluten-Free 1.Stick to eating "real food." Avoid processed foods and learn how to prepare your own meals using fresh ingredients that are naturally gluten-free, like potatoes, which can serve as a substitute for foods that gluten- free eaters often crave, like pasta and bread. 2.Incorporate whole grains, like quinoa and nutrient-dense vegetables, like potatoes, spinach and broccoli, into your diet on a regular basis to ensure you are getting proper nutrients and maintaining a balanced diet. 3.Don’t automatically assume that foods like pizza and lasagna are off-limits. You can find gluten-free pizza dough options available in many supermarkets and it’s easy to make using gluten-free flour. And you won’t even miss the noodles in the USPB’s Gluten-Free Potato Lasagna recipe.

8 8 Find More Gluten-Free Potato Recipes Here’s how: Visit PotatoGoodness.com Use our searchable recipe database Under “Advanced Search” pull down the “Special Request” option and select “Gluten Free” Or just link to search?s=&course=all&prep_time=all&read y_time=all&prep_method=all&potato_type= all&cuisine=all&special=Gluten+Free&searc h-type=advanced&submit=recipe- search&site=Consumer&rorder=relevancy& paged=1 search?s=&course=all&prep_time=all&read y_time=all&prep_method=all&potato_type= all&cuisine=all&special=Gluten+Free&searc h-type=advanced&submit=recipe- search&site=Consumer&rorder=relevancy& paged=1

9 9 To use these tools… We’re not territorial… use any and all of the inspiration provided in this deck as your own! Sure, we’d love credit if you use the images (Courtesy of the United States Potato Board, However, it’s not mandatory, especially if attribution inhibits your use. Need the high resolution image? No problem. Give Meredith Myers a call ( ) or shoot her an


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