Ways to make traditional holiday dishes healthy: Slim the mashed potatoes

Posted on 10/25/2012

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year to make healthy choices. But healthy holiday eating is possible. The experts at Travaasa offer some tips to help guide you through healthy holiday eating options.

Slim the mashed potatoes.
Potatoes are packed with potassium and other nutrients, most of which lie in the skin. Try mashing yours (skins included) with margarine and low-fat milk to retain the nutrients and reduce the fat. Slim down your gravy recipe by swapping turkey fatĀ for low-fat broth. Feeling extra healthy? Forgo the gravy altogether and top your taters with veggies, such as corn or peas. If you want a sweeter alternative, try baked (not candied) yams.