Welcome to Meal Prep Sunday, where you'll make a single, healthy recipe with serious bodily benefits, whether it makes your skin glow, helps soothe your gut, boosts your immunity, or more! Because it gets boring to eat the same thing every day, you'll do the bulk of the prep on the first day—and every day after that, there will be one small, five-minute-or-less tweak that will transform the leftovers into a new, amazing meal.
Potatoes, contrary to some of the bad press they get, are actually an amazing whole food—chock full of vitamins B6 and C, manganese, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants (particularly the ones with the red skins). Vitamin B6 helps with new cell formation, making it essential for brain, cardiovascular, nervous system, and skin health. When combined with dark leafy greens and chickpeas, like in this red potato hash from the book Simple Green Suppers, you're making a meal that's rich in plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Author Susie Middleton goes on to give us ideas for eating this radiant skin-inducing dish in new ways throughout the week. Get the details below.
A simple, comforting supper with just a few ingredients, this dish was inspired by a freshly dug batch of Red Gold potatoes from the garden. Nutty-tasting yellow-fleshed Red Golds are delicious, but of course not required, in this recipe—any baby potato will do! The potatoes get boiled first, then crushed and sautéed with the other ingredients for a delicious crispy finish. I also love that this recipe showcases another tasty way to use chickpeas as a protein: in a rustic hash.
Sautéing the chickpeas until golden, as I mentioned in the introduction, is the trick to giving them extra flavor. It even works with drained canned chickpeas. Choose your favorite tender greens for this, and be generous with the garlic, too.