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This List Of 50 Amazing Potato Recipes Will Refresh Your Life

This List Of 50 Amazing Potato Recipes Will Refresh Your Life

All over the world, people eat potatoes. You can boil them, or cut them up and make fries… But there are so many other things that you can do with them! Here are 50 potato recipes that will leave you asking for more!

Are there any potato recipes not listed here that you recommend? Comment below!

1. Potato and fish bites

These bites will be a great starter to your tasty night!

Potato Recipe Fish Balls

    2. Toasty broccoli and potato soup

    No better starter than a delicious soup.

    Broccoli Potato Soup Recipe

      3. New potato salad

      Refreshing and tasty. A salad is always a good option.

      Potato Salad Recipe

        4. Twice baked potatoes

        These potatoes are easy and delicious as a snack or starter.

        Twice Baked Potatoes

          5. Mashed potatoes, cheddar and chive waffles

          Yes, waffles! Why not make them hearty and nutritious?

          Potato Waffles

            6. Cider, chicken and ham potato pies

            If you want a filling lunch or dinner, you should really try this.

            Potato Pies Recipe

              7. Potato tart with prawns

              Cooking is so much easier when you only need one pan!

              Potato Tart with Prawns

                8. Cheesy potato fries

                If you like melted cheese, you will love this!

                Cheesy Potato Fries Recipe

                  9. Cheese potato and herb filo rolls

                  A crunchy side for dinner.

                  Cheese Potato Rolls

                    10. Potato and turnip gratin

                    A traditional recipe for the colder nights.

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                    Potato Gratin

                      11. Potato cakes

                      These potatoes are made with bacon, eggs and home made mojo sauce.

                      Potato Cakes Recipe

                        12. Parmesan crushed scalloped potatoes

                        Thinly sliced potatoes in cream, with a crispy layer of parmesan cheese.

                        Parmesan Potato Recipe

                          13. Potato salad with feta cheese and bacon

                          It does not matter how easy it is when it tastes this good.

                          Potato Salad Recipe

                            14. Lettuce boats with sweet potato

                            The grapefruit and paprika mayo make this a perfect summer dish.

                            Lettuce Sweet Potato Recipe

                              15. Sweet potato tart

                              Give your potato dish an extra kick with home made garlic chilli oil.

                              Sweet Potato Tart Recipe

                                16. Classic potato gratin

                                Only 4 ingredients needed to make this classic, creamy dish.

                                Potato Gratin Recipe

                                  17. Spinach, blue cheese and potato parcels

                                  Delicious flavours in a crispy dough.

                                  Spinach Blue Cheese Potato

                                    18. Loaded sweet potato fries

                                    You will feel like a real chef when you try this recipe.

                                    Loaded Potato Fries Recipe

                                      19. French fries

                                      Homemade fries never really seem to work out, so here is a recipe that will give you the french fries you want.

                                      French Fries

                                        20. Zucchini, corn and sweet potato fritters

                                        Together with the avocado cream on a pita, lunch is a whole new adventure!

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                                        Sweet Potato Fritters Recipe

                                          21. Spicy vegan potato curry

                                          It is spicy. It is vegan. It is curry. It is simply delicious.

                                          Spicy Vegan Potato Curry Recipe

                                            22. Potato pizza

                                            A pizza made with potato as a base.

                                            Potato Pizza Recipe

                                              23. Sweet potato gnocchi

                                              This pasta is easy to make and delicious to eat.

                                              Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

                                                24. Samosa pie

                                                Before you judge, just give it a try. You will be amazed.

                                                Samosa Pie Recipe

                                                  25. Potato and leek bake

                                                  You can never go wrong with a potato and leek bake.

                                                  Potato Leek Bake

                                                    26. Quick salmon and potato al forno

                                                    Salmon, potatoes and herbs, out of the oven. Quick and tasty.

                                                    Salmon Potato Al Forno

                                                      27. Lentil and sweet potato salad

                                                      Chop and mix!

                                                      Lentil Potato Salad Recipe

                                                        28. Bacon chilli cheese fries

                                                        Home made fries with toppings taste the best. This is just one suggestion.

                                                        Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

                                                          29. Funeral potatoes

                                                          The best potato casserole recipe you will find.

                                                          Funeral Potatoes Recipe

                                                            30. Honey chilli potatoes

                                                            A Chinese recipe for sweet and spicy potatoes.

                                                            Honey Chilli Potato Recipe

                                                              31. Philly steak potato skins

                                                              You can fill potato skins with almost anything, so here it is with Philly steak.

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                                                              Philly Steak Potato Skins

                                                                32. Pepperoni pizza potato skins

                                                                And here is another way to fill your potato skins.

                                                                Pizza Potato Skin Recipe

                                                                  33. Potato mash with seared scallops

                                                                  Make a silk smooth potato mask into a classy dish.

                                                                  Potato Mash and Scallops

                                                                    34. Moroccan beef and sweet potato stew

                                                                    A classic with a twist. It takes time, but it is worth it.

                                                                    Moroccan Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

                                                                      35. Rustic potatoes

                                                                      Make tasteful potatoes as a side to any dish.

                                                                      Rustic Potato Recipe

                                                                        36. Herb roasted potatoes

                                                                        Herbs make these potatoes a little more defined.

                                                                        Herb Roasted Potatoes

                                                                          37. Cheesy hasselback potatoes

                                                                          Melted cheese inside a baked potato. Delicious.

                                                                          Hasselback Potato Recipe

                                                                            38. Potato scones

                                                                            Potato as breakfast? Yes!

                                                                            Potato Scone

                                                                              39. Potato chips

                                                                              Home made always tastes the best.

                                                                              Potato Chips

                                                                                40. Honey and potato Tulle tower

                                                                                Potato works great in desserts. Try it yourself!

                                                                                HONEY-POTATO-TULLE-TOWER-

                                                                                  41. Sweet potato cheesecake

                                                                                  With an oat and pecan crust!

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                                                                                  Sweet Potato Cheesecake Recipe

                                                                                    42. Zeppelin

                                                                                    You should try this one! This is an Italian potato doughnut.

                                                                                    Zeppole

                                                                                      43. Chocolate potato cake

                                                                                      The potato makes sure it stays moist. Moist chocolate cake is the best.

                                                                                      Chocolate Potato Cake

                                                                                        44. Sweet potato cookies

                                                                                        Breakfast or snack, it is still a great recipe.

                                                                                        Sweet Potato Cookies

                                                                                          45. Potato buns

                                                                                          Try something different by making your own buns.

                                                                                          Potato Buns

                                                                                            46. Sweet potato smoothie

                                                                                            Add some vitamins to your drink by using potato.

                                                                                            Sweet Potato Smoothie

                                                                                              47. Gingery sweet potato apple juice

                                                                                              Mix, stir and drink!

                                                                                              Sweet Potato Juice

                                                                                                48. Bacon wrapped potato bite

                                                                                                Your evening drink gets better.

                                                                                                Baon Wrapped Potato Bites

                                                                                                  49. Crispy loaded hasselback potato bites

                                                                                                  The deliciousness of hasselback potatoes in one bite.

                                                                                                  Potato Bites-

                                                                                                    50. Fried potato cheese balls

                                                                                                    Soft and melted inside, crispy outside.

                                                                                                    Fried Potato Cheese Balls

                                                                                                      Featured photo credit: Potatoes/Renoir Gaither via flickr.com

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                                                                                                      Published on November 14, 2018

                                                                                                      Why You Suffer from Constant Fatigue and How to Deal with It

                                                                                                      Why You Suffer from Constant Fatigue and How to Deal with It

                                                                                                      With our busy, always on lives, it seems that more and more of us are facing constant tiredness and fatigue on a regular basis.

                                                                                                      For many people, they just take this in their stride as part of modern life, but for others the impact can be crippling and can have a serious effect on their sense of wellbeing, health and productivity.

                                                                                                      In this article, I’ll share some of the most common causes of constant tiredness and fatigue and give you some guidance and action steps you can take to overcome some of the symptoms of fatigue.

                                                                                                      Why Am I Feeling Fatigued?

                                                                                                      Fatigue is extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.  It is a reduction in the efficiency of a muscle or organ after prolonged activity.[1]

                                                                                                      It can affect anyone, and most adults will experience fatigue at some point in their life. 

                                                                                                      For many people, fatigue is caused by a combination of lifestyle, social, psychological and general wellbeing issues rather than an underlying medical condition.

                                                                                                      Although fatigue is sometimes described as tiredness, it is different to just feeling tired or sleepy. Everyone feels tired at some point, but this is usually resolved with a nap or a few nights of good sleep. Someone who is sleepy may also feel temporarily refreshed after exercising. If you are getting enough sleep, good nutrition and exercising regularly but still find it hard to perform, concentrate or be motivated at your normal levels, you may be experiencing a level of fatigue that needs further investigation. 

                                                                                                      Symptoms of Fatigue

                                                                                                      Fatigue can cause a vast range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms including:

                                                                                                      • chronic tiredness, exhaustion or sleepiness
                                                                                                      • mental blocks
                                                                                                      • lack of motivation
                                                                                                      • headache
                                                                                                      • dizziness
                                                                                                      • muscle weakness
                                                                                                      • slowed reflexes and responses
                                                                                                      • impaired decision-making and judgement
                                                                                                      • moodiness, such as irritability
                                                                                                      • impaired hand-to-eye coordination
                                                                                                      • reduced immune system function
                                                                                                      • blurry vision
                                                                                                      • short-term memory problems
                                                                                                      • poor concentration
                                                                                                      • reduced ability to pay attention to the situation at hand

                                                                                                      Causes of Fatigue

                                                                                                      The wide range of causes that can trigger fatigue include:

                                                                                                      • Medical causes: Constant exhaustion, tiredness and fatigue may be a sign of an underlying illness, such as a thyroid disorder, heart disease, anemia or diabetes.
                                                                                                      • Lifestyle-related causes: Being overweight and a lack of regular exercise can lead to feelings of fatigue.  Lack of sleep and overcommitting can also create feelings of excessive tiredness and fatigue.
                                                                                                      • Workplace-related causes: Workplace and financial stress in a variety of forms can lead to feelings of fatigue.
                                                                                                      • Emotional concerns and stress: Fatigue is a common symptom of mental health problems, such as depression and grief, and may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms, including irritability and lack of motivation.

                                                                                                      Fatigue can also be caused by a number of factors working in combination.

                                                                                                      Medical Causes of Fatigue

                                                                                                      If you have made lifestyle changes to increase your energy and still feel exhausted and fatigued, it may be time to seek guidance from your doctor.

                                                                                                      Here are a few examples of illnesses that can cause ongoing fatigue. Seek medical advice if you suspect you have a health problem:

                                                                                                      Anemia

                                                                                                      Anemia is a condition in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. It is a common cause of fatigue in women.

                                                                                                      Having anemia may make you feel tired and weak.

                                                                                                      There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe.[2]

                                                                                                      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

                                                                                                      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition that can cause persistent, unexplained fatigue that interferes with daily activities for more than six months.

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                                                                                                      This is a chronic condition with no one-size-fits-all treatment, but lifestyle changes can often help ease some symptoms of fatigue.[3]

                                                                                                      Diabetes

                                                                                                      Diabetes can cause fatigue with either high or low blood sugars. When your sugars are high, they remain in the bloodstream instead of being used for energy, which makes you feel fatigued. Low blood sugar (glucose) means you may not have enough fuel for energy, also causing fatigue.[4]

                                                                                                      Sleep Apnea

                                                                                                      Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder where sufferers briefly stop breathing for short periods during sleep. Most people are not aware this is happening, but it can cause loud snoring, and daytime fatigue.

                                                                                                      Being overweight, smoking, and drinking alcohol can all worsen the symptoms of sleep apnea.[5]

                                                                                                      Thyroid disease

                                                                                                      An underactive thyroid gland means you have too little thyroid hormone (thyroxine) in your body. This makes you feel tired and you could also put on weight and have aching muscles and dry skin.[6]

                                                                                                      Common lifestyle factors that can cause fatigue include:

                                                                                                      • Lack of sleep
                                                                                                      • Too much sleep 
                                                                                                      • Alcohol and drugs 
                                                                                                      • Sleep disturbances 
                                                                                                      • Lack of regular exercise and sedentary behaviour 
                                                                                                      • Poor diet 

                                                                                                      Common workplace issues that can cause fatigue include:

                                                                                                      • Shift work: Our body is designed to sleep during the night. A shift worker may confuse their circadian clock by working when their body is programmed to be asleep.
                                                                                                      • Poor workplace practices: This may include long work hours, hard physical labour, irregular working hours (such as rotating shifts), a stressful work environment, boredom or working alone. 
                                                                                                      • Workplace stress – This can be caused by a wide range of factors including job dissatisfaction, heavy workload, conflicts with bosses or colleagues, bullying, or threats to job security.
                                                                                                      • Burnout: This could be striving too hard on one area of your life while neglecting others, which leads to a life that feels out of balance.

                                                                                                      Psychological Causes of Fatigue

                                                                                                      Psychological factors are present in many cases of extreme tiredness and fatigue.  These may include:

                                                                                                      • Depression: Depression is characterised by severe and prolonged feelings of sadness, dejection and hopelessness. People who are depressed commonly experience chronic fatigue.
                                                                                                      • Anxiety and stress: Someone who is constantly anxious or stressed keeps their body in overdrive. The constant flooding of adrenaline exhausts the body, and fatigue sets in.
                                                                                                      • Grief: Losing a loved one causes a wide range of emotions including shock, guilt, depression, despair and loneliness.

                                                                                                      How to Tackle Constant Fatigue

                                                                                                      Here are 12 ways you can start tackling the causes of fatigue and start feeling more energetic.

                                                                                                      1. Tell The Truth

                                                                                                      Some people can numb themselves to the fact that they are overtired or fatigued all the time. In the long run, this won’t help you.

                                                                                                      To give you the best chance to overcome or eliminate fatigue, you must diagnose and tell the truth about the things that are draining your energy, making you tired or causing constant fatigue.

                                                                                                      Once you’re honest with yourself about the activities you’re doing in your life that you find irritating, energy-draining, and make you tired on a regular basis you can make a commitment to stop doing them.

                                                                                                      The help that you need to overcome fatigue is available to you, but not until you tell the truth about it. The first person you have to sell on getting rid of the causes of fatigue is yourself.

                                                                                                      One starting point is to diagnose the symptoms. When you start feeling stressed, overtired or just not operating at your normal energy levels make a note of:

                                                                                                      • How you feel
                                                                                                      • What time of day it is
                                                                                                      • What may have contributed to your fatigue
                                                                                                      • How your mind and body reacts

                                                                                                      This analysis may help you identify, understand and then eliminate very specific causes.

                                                                                                      2. Reduce Your Commitments

                                                                                                      When we have too many things on our plate personally and professionally, we can feel overstretched, causing physical and mental fatigue.

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                                                                                                      If you have committed to things you really don’t want to do, this causes irritability and low emotional engagement. Stack these up throughout your day and week, then your stress levels will rise.

                                                                                                      When these commitments have deadlines associated with them, you may be trying to cram in far too much in a short period of time.  This creates more stress and can affect your decision making ability.

                                                                                                      Start being realistic about how much you can get done. Either reduce the commitments you have or give yourself more time to complete them in.

                                                                                                      3. Get Clear On Your Priorities

                                                                                                      If working on your list of to-do’s or goals becomes too overwhelming, start reducing and prioritizing the things that matter most.

                                                                                                      Start with prioritizing just 3 things every day. When you complete those 3 things, you’ll get a rush of energy and your confidence will grow.

                                                                                                      If you’re trying to juggle too many things and are multi-tasking, your energy levels will drop and you’ll struggle to maintain focus.

                                                                                                      Unfinished projects can make you self-critical and feel guilty which drops energy levels further, creating inaction.

                                                                                                      Make a list of your 3 MIT (Most Important Tasks) for the next day before you go to bed. This will stop you overcommitting and get you excited about what the next day can bring.

                                                                                                      4. Express More Gratitude

                                                                                                      Gratitude and confidence are heavily linked. Just being thankful for what you have and what you’ve achieved increases confidence and makes you feel more optimistic.

                                                                                                      It can help you improve your sense of wellbeing, which can bring on feelings of joy and enthusiasm.

                                                                                                      Try starting a gratitude journal or just note down 3 things you’re grateful for every day.

                                                                                                      5. Focus On Yourself

                                                                                                      Exhaustion and fatigue can arrive by focusing solely on other people’s needs all the time, rather than worrying about and focusing on what you need (and want).

                                                                                                      There are work commitments, family commitments, social commitments. You may start with the best intentions, to put in your best performance at work, to be an amazing parent and friend, to simply help others.

                                                                                                      But sometimes, we extend ourselves too much and go beyond our personal limits to help others. That’s when constant exhaustion can creep up on us.  Which can make us more fatigued.

                                                                                                      We all want to help and do our best for others, but there needs to be some balance. We also need to take some time out just for ourselves to recharge and rejuvenate.

                                                                                                      6. Set Aside Rest and Recovery Time

                                                                                                      Whether it’s a couple of hours, a day off, a mini-break or a proper holiday, time off is essential to help us recover, recharge and refocus.

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                                                                                                      Recovery time helps fend off mental fatigue and allows us to simply kick back and relax.

                                                                                                      The key here, though, is to remove ourselves from the daily challenges that bring on tiredness and fatigue. Here’s how.

                                                                                                      Can you free yourself up completely from work and personal obligations to just rest and recover?

                                                                                                      7. Take a Power Nap

                                                                                                      When you’re feeling tired or fatigued and you have the ability to take a quick 20-minute nap, it could make a big difference to your performance for the rest of the day.

                                                                                                      Napping can improve learning, memory and boost your energy levels quickly.

                                                                                                      This article on the benefit of napping is a useful place to start if you want to learn more: How a 20-Minute Nap at Work Makes You Awake and Productive the Whole Day

                                                                                                      8. Take More Exercise

                                                                                                      The simple act of introducing some form of physical activity into your day can make a huge difference. It can boost energy levels, make you feel much better about yourself and can help you avoid fatigue.

                                                                                                      Find something that fits into your life, be that walking, going to the gym, running or swimming. 

                                                                                                      The key is to ensure the exercise is regular and that you are emotionally engaged and committed to stick with it.

                                                                                                      You could also walk more which will help clear your head and shift your focus away from stressful thoughts.

                                                                                                      9. Get More Quality Sleep

                                                                                                      To avoid tiredness, exhaustion and fatigue, getting enough quality sleep matters. 

                                                                                                      Your body needs sleep to recharge.  Getting the right amount of sleep every night can improve your health, reduce stress levels and help us improve our memory and learning skills.

                                                                                                      My previous article on The Benefits of Sleep You Need to Know will give you some action steps to start improving your sleep. 

                                                                                                      10. Improve Your Diet

                                                                                                      Heavy or fatty meals can make you feel sluggish and tired, whilst some foods or eating strategies do just the opposite.

                                                                                                      Our always on lives have us reaching for sweets or other sugary snacks to give us a burst of energy to keep going. Unfortunately, that boost fades quickly which can leave you feeling depleted and wanting more.

                                                                                                      On the other hand, whole grains and healthy unsaturated fats supply the reserves you can draw on throughout the day.

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                                                                                                      To keep energy up and steady, it’s a good idea to limit refined sugar and starches.

                                                                                                      Eating small meals and healthy snacks every few hours throughout the day provides a steady supply of nutrients to body and brain. It’s also important not to skip breakfast.

                                                                                                      Eating a balanced diet helps keep your blood sugar in a normal range and prevents that sluggish feeling when your blood sugar drops.

                                                                                                      11. Manage Your Stress Levels

                                                                                                      Stress is one of the leading causes of exhaustion and fatigue, and can seriously affect your health.

                                                                                                      When you have increased levels of stress at work and at home, it’s easy to feel exhausted all the time. 

                                                                                                      Identifying the causes of stress and then tackling the problems should be a priority. 

                                                                                                      My article on How to Help Anxiety When Life is Stressing You Out shares 16 strategies you can use to overcome stress.

                                                                                                      12. Get Hydrated

                                                                                                      Sometimes we can be so busy that we forget to keep ourselves fully hydrated.

                                                                                                      Water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight and is essential in maintaining our body’s basic functions.

                                                                                                      If we don’t have enough water, it can adversely affect our mental and physical performance, which leads to tiredness and fatigue.

                                                                                                      The recommended daily amount is around two litres a day, so to stay well hydrated keep a water bottle with you as much as possible.

                                                                                                      The Bottom Line

                                                                                                      These 12 tips can help you reduce your tiredness and feeling of fatigue.  Some will work better than others as we are all different, whilst others can be incorporated together in your daily life.

                                                                                                      If you’ve tried to make positive changes to reduce fatigue and you still feel tired and exhausted, it may be time to consider making an appointment with your doctor to discuss your condition.

                                                                                                      Featured photo credit: Annie Spratt via unsplash.com

                                                                                                      Reference

                                                                                                      [1]Oxford English Dictionary: Definition of fatigue
                                                                                                      [2]NHS Choices: 10 Reasons for feeling tired
                                                                                                      [3]Verywellhealth: What is chronic fatigue syndrome
                                                                                                      [4]Everyday Health: Why does type 2 diabetes make you feel tired
                                                                                                      [5]Mayo Clinic: Sleep apnea
                                                                                                      [6]Harvard Health: The lowdown on thyroid slowdown

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