Skillet Roasted Lemon Pepper Potatoes is a beautiful dish for Easter. A cast-iron skillet is filled with sweet potatoes, russet potatoes and red potatoes flavored with fresh lemon and fresh ground black pepper.
Seeing all the Easter candy in the grocery stores is killing me. I could care less about most of it but two of my all-time favorite candies are only available at Easter, Cadbury Creme Eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs. Since I only allow myself one egg and 1 small pack of mini eggs, I want to wait until Easter before buying them. If I buy them now, I will eat them and want to buy more. With Easter being so late this year, it is really trying my resolution to stay healthy. In fact I was just having a mental debate with myself about whether I could buy a large bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs and just eat a few each night. How bad could a few be? I’m sure I could just count out five and put the rest of the pack away, not! Six pieces would be 95 calories and 4 grams of fat. Ugh, it is not going to work.
We still have Halloween candy in the house and at Christmas I threw away last year’s Easter candy. Of course, all the “good stuff” was gone. My little one likes candy but doesn’t really want it all the time. I love chocolate but only dark or Cadbury chocolate. So once that is gone, I can ignore the bag in the pantry. The Easter bunny is not going to bring much candy this year. I’m sure there will be some jelly beans, Skittles and Smarties. That should do it. I will have my tiny stash of one creme egg and one small bag of mini eggs somewhere.
Who eats the Easter candy in your house? Does the Easter bunny bring candy that you don’t like? At night, I am always torn between a sweet or salty craving. If I eat something sweet than I want something salty. If I eat something salty than I want something sweet. Occasionally something that is both salty and sweet will work. I’m learning not to give in or it is a never-ending cycle. I can either have something sweet or something salty but I cannot have two treats after dinner. It takes all of my willpower.
I’ve been starting to keep track of the sugar I eat. What an eye opener. We don’t buy a lot of processed food, so I thought it wouldn’t be too bad. It’s not horrible but my morning smoothie is the biggest culprit. I rarely add extra sweeteners to it but the protein powder I like to use has sugar. The rest comes from fruit. I’ve thought about going totally sugar-free but the thought of it sends my mind into a tizzy. I think this needs much more research before I make a decision like that. I am going to eat my Easter candy and I am not counting it! Did I say that out loud? Bad, bad, bad! Can you resist the Easter candy?
You don’t need to worry about added sugar in these Skillet Roasted Lemon Pepper Potatoes. There isn’t any. In fact these are extremely simple potatoes with just a few ingredients.
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Skillet Roasted Lemon Pepper Potatoes
- 2 oz sweet potatoes about 20 . total
- 1 oz large russet potato about 12 .
- 3 medium red potatoes about 10oz. total
- 1 lemon juiced
- 3 tbsp oil
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp black pepper
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cut potatoes into 1/8 inch circles.
Place them in a bowl with lemon juice, oil, salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
Toss to coat all potato slices.
Place slices in a large cast iron pan. Start from the outside and stack slices in a circle around the outside. Then fill in the middle.
Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
I calculated 7 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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