Mashed potatoes can still taste great even without dairy in them! I’m using reduced-sodium chicken broth instead. The delicious flavor is also coming from cooked onions and a little Smart Balance Light. Each serving has 125 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 3 Green.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1½ pounds Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes, Yukon gold, red potatoes or baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into even-sized chunks (use larger potatoes, if you want the skins removed), see shopping tip
¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups onions, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons Smart Balance Light, see healthy benefits
1. If you want to remove the skins, peel the potatoes first, before cutting them into chunks. Add potatoes to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until tender.
2. In the meantime, place onions on a microwave-safe plate and cook in the microwave for about 4 minutes, until soft.
3. Add cooked onions and chicken broth to a blender and blend until smooth.
4. Drain potatoes into a colander. Place drained potatoes back in pot.
Add Smart Balance, pureed onions and broth, and a little salt and pepper. Turn flame to medium and smash using a potato masher or the back of a fork. Mash potatoes until smooth and all the ingredients are heated.
Makes 6 (½ cup) servings
Potatoes are high in vitamin C and have more potassium than a banana. They also contain fiber and iron.
Onions are a powerful antiseptic and are rich in vitamins A, B, and C. They also contain folic acid, calcium, iron, and fiber.
Smart Balance Light is a buttery-tasting spread made with a unique blend of natural oils that improves the ratio of “good” HDL to “bad” LDL2. It’s a good source of Omega-3, has 50% less fat and calories than butter or sticks margarine, no trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils. It’s also Lactose-free. gluten-free and non-dairy.
You’ll find Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes in bags in the produce section of many supermarkets. I bought them at Trader Joe’s. You can also use Yukon Gold or red (new potatoes) or good old baking potatoes.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 3-Blue
WW SmartPoints 3-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 3
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (½ cup)
125 calories, 2g fat, 0.5 sat. fat, 0mg chol, 3g protein, 325g carbs, 3g fiber, 220mg sodium, 1g sugar
|FACTS: for SmartPoints
105 calories, 0.5g sat. fat, 1g sugar, 3g protein