Idaho® Potatoes Partner with the American Diabetes Association
Idaho® Potatoes Partner with the American Diabetes Association

APRIL 2023

Idaho® Potatoes Partner with the American Diabetes Association

You heard it here first: the Idaho Potato Commission announced a multi-year partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), making Idaho potatoes the first vegetable to participate in the ADA’s esteemed Better Choices for Life program.  Every 23 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. The goal of this partnership is to enhance people’s understanding of nutrition, especially carbohydrates; help build healthy eating habits and debunk some myths about potatoes and diabetes.

Click here to learn more about the partnership and The Diabetes Plate Method. 


Catch The Big Idaho® Potato Truck on Tour

America’s most famous potato is in the midst of its notable tour: The Big Idaho® Potato Tour! The Truck is currently visiting the fine folks in the Midwest but it could be coming to a city near you! Look at the Tour Schedule to see the upcoming dates. For the impatient bunch, feel free to watch the Potato Tracker for real-time updates on the spud’s whereabouts. 

Click here to learn more about this titan of a tater.

Who Said Potatoes Aren’t Perfect For Dessert?

When we say Idaho potatoes are the most versatile vegetable, we’re not kidding! Don’t believe us? Make these Idaho® Potato Doughnut Holes with Salted Caramel Glaze, the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory. We know you’ll be hooked, so keep this Idaho® Potato Beignets recipe handy when you’re ready for doughy and sugary seconds. 

Navigate to this page for more sweets to give into your cravings.

Idaho® Potato Springtime Gnocchi

Brighten up your diet with Idaho® Potato Gnocchi, a perfect dish for this time of year. Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes and rice them after they’ve cooled. Combine with flour, salt, and egg to create the gnocchi dough. For the sauce, add the remaining ingredients to a pan, heat, and keep warm. Bring a different pot of water to a rolling boil and cook each gnocchi for 30 seconds or until it begins to float. Plate the gnocchi, ladle the sauce overtop and serve while warm! 

Head to the Idaho Potato Youtube Channel for more delicious recipes!

Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Can I Eat Potatoes That Are Green?

A: In short, The potatoes with a green tint to the skin will taste bitter. If just a light green, then trim off the green skin or flesh and boil, bake or prepare as usual. Farm Babe has more information on this topic for those who are curious!


Idaho Potato Commission