Easy Garlic Ranch Potatoes
So I have a confession to make. I use to be the judgy person in the gym who would look at the girls going into classes and think “they aren’t athletes.”
I grew up in the gym.. I was a gym rat! I use to have 2 hour practice 4-5 times a week for volleyball with tournaments on the weekends. I had a permanent gym locker smell… so I guess I’m a little jaded. Taking a class to get in shape seemed odd to me.
If you want to lose weight, or tone up… it’s simple get your butt on the treadmill, lift weights, and eat healthy.
Ok, so back to my confession.
Um.. I gave in. I tried out Body Pump first —-> and I’m addicted to the muscle pain and exhaustion! hahahaha (kinda disturbing but true) I’ve been doing Body Pump for about 2-3 weeks now, but on Monday one of my good friends texted me and said “wanna go to the PiYo class?”
Sure! Why not! I’ve never EVER done PiYo so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d done pilates in the past and liked it but never PiYo.
Ya’ll.. PiYo is no joke! Going in the class I was thinking I will probably stretch a little, not sweat, and really not get a workout! Holy SMOKES! Those teachers trick you. The lights are off, people have their shoes off and you think … oh this looks relaxing.
Stand straight on the end of your mat, take a deep breath in, exhale, lift your arms up, push the “air”, deep breath … and then it’s go time … FOR 1 HOUR!
It was a cardio workout, strength workout, with lots of stretching … and now I may be addicted to that class as well! I just need to get my movements down.
Let’s just say that I was the little girl in dance class that was always a beat behind the rest of the group… I use to watch the girl next to me all the time and just repeat what she was doing. (not the most coordinated in dance .. but give me a volleyball or soccer ball and I’ll school ya :))
All that to say.. my judgy view has changed. Classes are a great workout and a fun unique way to get in shape — plus you meet people because the headphones are off. 🙂
Ok. On to the recipe for today!
I’ve noticed that I have thrown a lot of main dishes at ya’ll the past couple of weeks. So as a way to “change it up” here’s a dish to serve with that main dish, Easy Garlic Ranch Potatoes! 🙂
Guys! I don’t know why I haven’t done this before… adding a ranch seasoning packet to veggies that is! It is genius! There is so much flavor in one little packet!
The packet itself is small but it packs a punch of flavor, to add to the intense flavor I minced up some garlic, added olive oil, tossed everything together and roasted them till they were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
These potatoes are seriously dynamite! Mike was in love with the flavor and even ventured to say they were the best potatoes I’ve ever made! (which is saying a lot!)
These Easy Garlic Ranch Potatoes only have 5 ingredients, take 30 minutes to make and would be the perfect compliment to a savory steak or chicken dish! Bon Appetit my friends!Print
These Easy Garlic Ranch Potatoes are a flavorful side dish that’ll become a staple recipe in your house! You’re only 5 ingredients and 25 minutes away from potato heaven!
- 1.5 lbs. of baby yukon potatoes, sliced in half
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 oz. packet ranch dressing seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Add all the ingredients into a large bowl. Toss everything together so the potatoes are completely coated.
- Evenly spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven, flip the potatoes over and bake an additional 3 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 417 mg
- Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g
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