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Healthy Summer Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Introduction

Enjoy a lighter and nutritious twist on classic mashed potatoes with this healthy summer recipe. These mashed potatoes are perfect for warmer weather and complement.

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Ingredients

Choose Yukon Gold potatoes for their naturally creamy texture, reducing the need for additional butter or cream. Opt for low-fat milk or vegetable broth instead of heavy cream.

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Greek Yogurt for Creaminess

Incorporate Greek yogurt into the mashed potatoes for a creamy texture and tangy flavor. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream or heavy cream, providing.

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Roasted Garlic and Fresh

Enhance the flavor with roasted garlic cloves and fresh herbs like chives, parsley, or dill. These ingredients add depth and freshness without extra calories.

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Steamed Cauliflower Addition

Mix in steamed and mashed cauliflower to boost nutrition and reduce the calorie density of the dish. Cauliflower adds fiber, vitamins, and minerals while maintaining a creamy texture.

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Seasoning with Herbs 

Season the mashed potatoes with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or a sprinkle of smoked paprika for added flavor. Use sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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Healthy Fat Choices

Use a small amount of heart-healthy fats like olive oil or avocado oil instead of butter. These fats contribute to a rich flavor profile without compromising health goals.

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Fresh Lemon Zest or Juice

Add a burst of freshness with lemon zest or a squeeze of lemon juice. Lemon complements the flavors of herbs and adds brightness to the dish.

Weight Loss Mashed Potatoes: Fitness-Friendly