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Healthified Mashed Potatoes

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81% less fat • 31% fewer calories than the original recipe. If you think you have to give up your favorite mashed potatoes, think again. With a few minor changes, you can feel better about saying, "Please pass the potatoes."

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

3
lb unpeeled red or Yukon gold potatoes (about 8 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
to 2/3 cup buttermilk
Freshly ground black pepper
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes; add just enough water to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  • 2 In same saucepan, mash potatoes, oil and salt with potato masher just until lumpy. Gradually add buttermilk, mashing until blended but still lumpy. (Amount of buttermilk needed to make potatoes creamy depends on variety of potatoes used.) Season to taste with pepper. Stir in chives.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 60
  • Fat Reduced By 6 1/2g
  • Iron Added 13%
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
3 lb red or Yukon gold potatoes (about 8 medium), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 lb unpeeled red or Yukon gold potatoes (about 8 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
1/3 cup butter or margarine 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 2/3 cup half-and-half or milk 1/2 to 2/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, if desired
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
190 (before)
130 (after)
Iron (%DV)
 
 
2 % (before)
15 % (after)
Total Fat
 
 
8 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)

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We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 10/28/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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