Stuff The Turkey, Not Yourself!
Easy ways to lighten up this Thanksgiving
Mom's Mashed Potatoes
Journal as: 3 servings (1/4 cup each) "starches and legumes without
What's Thanksgiving without those steamy mounds of mashed potatoes? Here's a
light version you can whip up right before you sit down to eat.
5 medium russet potatoes (medium white or red potatoes can
also be used)
2 green onions, white and part of green, finely chopped
1/3 cup fat-free half and half (low-fat milk or whole milk can also be
1/4 cup fat-free or light sour cream
1 tablespoon butter (or no or low trans fat margarine)
1/2 teaspoon minced or crushed garlic (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
- Pierce each potato several times with a fork and microwave the potatoes on
HIGH until they are tender throughout. (about 20 minutes depending on your
microwave. You can also bake or boil the potatoes until tender if you prefer.
Let potatoes cool a few minutes.
- Peel off skins (and discard) and add the potato flesh to a large mixing
bowl along with the green onions, fat-free half and half, sour cream, butter or
margarine, and garlic.
- Beat on low speed until fairly smooth and blended. Add salt and pepper to
Makes 6 servings.
Per serving: 187 calories, 5 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat (1.2 g
saturated fat, 0.6 g monounsaturated fat, 0.1 g polyunsaturated fat), 6 mg
cholesterol, 3.5 g fiber, 55 mg sodium (not including salt to taste).