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Healthy Eating Tip: Add Tofu to Your Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are my number one comfort food, but in the past couple years, they've gotten a bad reputation for being high in carbs. So I've figured out a way to add some protein without changing the flavor or texture. Add some silken tofu to your cooked taters before you mash them (one package per 10 cooked russet potatoes). Not only does the tofu increase the amount of protein, but it also adds creaminess so I don't have to include butter, which helps reduce the fat content. Just be sure to mix the tofu and potatoes thoroughly. Since tofu has no taste, not even my husband knows there's tofu in his garlic mashed potatoes.

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lawchick lawchick 7 years
I'd try it, but I would prefer if someone else prepared it
amerikanbeanhead amerikanbeanhead 7 years
Okay if Im eating mashed potatoes Im eating mashed potatoes I would rather indulge less often then try to make it healtier
ditorres ditorres 7 years
sounds goods
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Huh, good plan. I'm totally gonna try this.
foxie foxie 7 years
Go figure, I already made mashed potatoes earlier this week. Right on, veg, that's what I use, too. Potatoes, garlic, veggie broth, and chipotle peppers & sauce. Delish!
vegesquire vegesquire 7 years
I love this idea! Adding some vegetable broth instead of some of the dairy is a good idea too.
austerity austerity 7 years
You could also substitute some of the potatoes for tofu instead of just adding it; so that you cut carbs next to adding protein.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've mixed cauliflower with potatoes before, but this is a new idea to me. I may have to try this next time I make mashed potatoes.
livetolove livetolove 7 years
Do you think this would work for sweet mashed potatoes?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I would be tempted to try it
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