Ask just about anybody in the US to name their two fast food favorites and chances are pretty good that one of them will be pizza.
How a dish with Italian origins came to be so popular with red-blooded Americans in every part of the country is something of a mystery but there’s no doubt about it, most Americans love pizza.
I’m no exception. Lately, however, I have been skipping the pizza, trying to make healthier choices and stick to my WW Freestyle plan. The results have been worth it. I still can’t believe I reached my goal weight and feel so much healthier and energized!
Still…I miss pizza. I really do.
And when my schedule gets busy, it can be hard to plan healthy meals. It’s so much easier to order a pizza. It just is. It’s a fact.
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Consider the lowly mashed potato. The standby and staple on so many American dinner plates, ubiquitous but largely unnoticed and under appreciated, potatoes are the white noise of vegetables, particularly when they are mashed. They are comforting, of course, bringing back memories of childhood and mom’s meatloaf but the truth is, mashed potatoes are really just a vehicle for gravy.
Now, don’t get me wrong, like just about everyone, I enjoy a good mashed potato. Or even a mediocre one. But that is the problem with mashed potatoes, isn’t it? Unless you load them up with copious amounts of butter, cream, and blood pressure spiking measures of salt, the best mashed potatoes you ever had probably weren’t that much better than the worst mashed potatoes you ever had.
But what if there was a mashed potato recipe so delicious and mouth-watering that it could steal the show at your next dinner party without adding a lot of extra fat and calories?