High Potassium Foods

April 21, 2011

Diet Tips, Dieting, Minerals, Potassium

If you want to get more high potassium foods in your diet, you’ll find it easy to do if you just add in a few of these menu items into your regular meal plan. Check out the list below for ideas on how to design a high potassium diet simply by incorporating these meal suggestions into your daily diet.

Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is delicious braised with a touch of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice, then topped with toasted nuts.

Lima Beans
Lima beans are great when cooked, drained, coated in butter and sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. You can also try cooking them with a bit of ham or bacon for a tasty side dish.

Yams
Yams are ultra healthy when baked in the skin, then split open and topped with agave nectar-which is a low glycemic sweetener-and cinnamon. They are also yummy when peeled, cut into quarters, boiled, drained and then topped with butter, brown sugar, salt, pepper, ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

Winter Squash
Winter squash is delightful when cut in half, seeds removed, drizzled with pure maple syrup and baked. Top with toasted pecans for a perfect winter side dish.

Soybeans
Soybeans are great when steamed in the pod and served lightly salted.

Avocado
If you’ve never made homemade guacamole, you’re missing out! Mash fresh avocado with lemon juice, garlic, lemon pepper and a bit of minced jalape?o pepper. Serve on blue corn tortilla chips or toasted pita triangles.  It’s the best when served with a salt-rimmed margarita.

Spinach
Enjoy your spinach in a salad with strawberries, slivered almonds and a simple honey poppy seed dressing.

Pinto Beans
Pinto beans are great in chili and stews. Just throw a handful into the next soup and enjoy!

Papaya
Slice a fresh papaya, then toss with lemon juice and pieces of fresh mint for a delicate dessert or appetizer.

Lentils
Stew lentils in a basic curry sauce for a high potassium, tasty side dish. Perfect for serving with Indian bread and samosas.


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