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Plant-Based Possibilities Are Endless with Potatoes

Plant-based offerings have blown up in menu popularity in recent years, and with good reason. They’re nutritious, delicious, and complement a wide variety of cuisines. Not to mention that more and more consumers are choosing to eat plant-based foods, whether for personal health or environmental reasons.1

While “vegan” or “plant-based” options may strike some as resource-intensive or intimidating, providing such alternatives can be surprisingly simple. One of the easiest ways to optimize offerings and lean into the plant-based category is to choose an easy base to build from. Potatoes are a simple and satisfying base to use as the foundation for any vegan dish. Mashed potatoes can serve as the base of a bowl piled high with exciting toppings, plant-based proteins, or healthy fats to create a well-rounded meal. Additionally, Fresh-Dried™ potatoes come in a variety of formats – from mashed potatoes to flakes, slices, and shreds – and are versatile across a variety of dishes and cuisines. With these sorts of speed-scratch pantry staples, it’s easy to build a vegan or vegetarian meal fit for any menu.

Soups are another example of simple and comforting dishes that can easily become versatile vegan options. An easy way to add creaminess to any soup is by incorporating Fresh-Dried™ potatoes, which save time and labor with speed-scratch convenience.

Offering plant-based dishes doesn’t have to be resource intensive. Using simple swaps and speed-scratch staples is an easy way to turn on-hand ingredients into components for a filling and nutritious meal.

Content courtesy of Idahoan Foods

1Datassential Blog: Data Meets Smart Decision-Making, Plant-Based vs. Just Plants, October 2022