They say the best way to a person’s heart is thru their stomach, so why not show your special someone you care about in a more heart-healthy way? It’s possible—and fun—with Little Potatoes.
Potatoes are heart-healthy. They’re low-calorie, virtually sodium- and fat-free, and loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and essential minerals, including potassium, which counterbalances sodium and lowers blood pressure.
So this February. 14, give your honey some healing love. How? Let us count the ways to a happy, nutritious, delicious, Valentine’s Day, with help from our expert chefs:
1. Toasty hearts
Roasted potato hearts are cute as a button, especially with our three-color Little Trios. Using this recipe for mouth-wateringly caramelized Easy Roasted Vegetables, instead of cutting in half, slice the Creamers across to about ¼-inch thickness. Then use mini cookie cutters to stamp out heart shapes. Use the leftover cutouts for soup. A lovely side dish, these also make sweet-looking dippers.
2. Fondue fun
What could be cozier than fondue for two? Indulge in creamy Truffle Cheese Fondue Little Potatoes. Delish with any of our Creamers, though we think the yellow inside/purple-blue outside Little Trios looks especially pretty dunked in melted Gruyere-Fontina enhanced with earthy black truffle oil.
3. Comfort food
This is one of our favorites. First, make a heart-shaped meatloaf. Then follow any recipe from Top 10 Mashed and Smashed Little Potato Recipes. Mash as directed, then purée briefly in the blender until smooth. Place a star frosting tip into a plastic bag with the tip snipped off. Spoon the mashed potatoes into the bag, roll down the top to close, and pipe a border of “frosting” around the meatloaf heart. Zig-zag a little ketchup in the middle and serve immediately.
4. Say it with soup
Make a bowl of steaming soup: for example, gorgeously green Vegan Cheesy Potato and Asparagus Soup. Then swirl the coconut cream garnish into a heart shape, latte-style. Or dish up colorful Spicy Potato Coconut Curry Soup with Tofu in red heart-shaped bowls. Spice revs the libido, after all.
5. Love Italian-style
Edible hearts will make this beautiful dish Valentine-worthy. Prepare Caprese Potato Salad as usual, but thinly slice the grilled Creamers once cooled. Then cut out a little notch in the top and trim the bottom to form a plump heart. Serve on a pretty red plate.