Light Mashed Potatoes for Weight Loss

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Opt for high-starch potatoes like russets or Yukon Golds. They have a fluffy texture when mashed, requiring less butter and cream.

Right Potatoes

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Keep the skins on for added fiber and nutrients. Just make sure to wash them thoroughly before boiling.

Skin-On

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Boil the potatoes instead of baking them. This method retains more moisture, making them easier to mash without excessive butter or cream.

Boil, Don't Bake

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Use low-fat or skim milk instead of heavy cream. It adds creaminess without the extra calories.

Low-Fat Milk

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Substitute some or all of the butter with plain Greek yogurt. It adds a tangy flavor and creamy texture without the extra fat.

Greek Yogurt

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Enhance the flavor with garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, or fresh herbs. These add flavor without the need for extra butter or salt.

Seasoning

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If you must use butter, use it sparingly. Start with a small amount and add more if needed.

Less Butter

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Add a splash of low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth instead of more butter or cream. It adds flavor without the extra calories.

Use Broth

Low-Calorie Mashed Potatoes for Fat Loss