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Herb and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to cut out starchy foods completely. You can still enjoy them in the right portion sizes! This recipe for mashed potatoes skips the butter and cream and uses healthier ingredients to make a dish that is still tasty and full of flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 120
  • Carbohydrate 18 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 205

This Recipe Serves 6

Ingredients

10 baby golden potatoes (about 1 lb total), scrubbed and quartered
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
¼ cup dill, finely chopped
½ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

1. Place potatoes in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Add lemon juice and olive oil, and begin mashing by hand or with an electric mixer. When mixture is smooth and creamy, stir in lemon zest, cilantro, dill, salt and pepper. Serve warm.

From Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook by Amy Riolo

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