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Fitness

Party Time: Guilt-Free Holiday Recipes

Dieting around the holidays? Bah, humbug! Here, 12 guilt-free, crowd-pleasing ways to enjoy the season's eatings.
Buttermilk-and-Chive Mashed Potatoes Side Dishes: Buttermilk-and-Chive Mashed Potatoes

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup low-fat buttermilk, warmed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Black pepper

Directions
1. Place the potatoes in a large, heavy saucepan with the salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are completely tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well.

2. Return the potatoes to the pan and stir over low heat for a few minutes to cook off some of the moisture. Add the butter; stir until melted.

3. Take the pan off the heat and mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Stir in as much warm buttermilk as needed to make a smooth, creamy puree. (You may not need all of it.) Stir in the chives and season with black pepper to taste.

Nutrition facts per serving: 143 calories, 4g protein, 27g carbohydrate, 2g fat (1.5g saturated), 2g fiber

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