Healthier Holiday Meals: Trim the Fat to Stay on Point with Your Diet


Mashed Potatoes

They can be such a yummy treat, loaded with butter and cream to make them decadent, and completely remove all healthy benefits of eating a vegetable (including that most people remove the skins which can contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients.)

The Fix for Potatoes

If you are making mashed potatoes, leaving the skin on adds to the consistency (makes them taste ‘creamier’) and use Greek yogurt to replace the cream and butter from the standard recipe. It may taste a little different, but you can jazz them up with oven roasted garlic (or garlic sautéed in olive oil), put chives on top, or make your mashed potatoes with sweet potatoes instead to add a whole new flavor sensation and more color and nutrients to your meal.