Calories in Mashed Potatoes
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
The potato stands alone as a super root packed with vitamins and nutrients.
You can do so many things with a potato but during the holidays, most potatoes are mashed.
When comparing homemade mashed potatoes calories with fast food mashed potato calories, the fast food recipe generally contains about one-half the calories.
Homemade potatoes are packed with butter, whole milk, and heavy cream. The new line of gourmet cooks are adding more Diet Disaster via bacon bits, clots of sour cream. cheese and cream cheese.
One of the healthiest ways to prepare mashed potatoes is to wash the potatoes thoroughly, then cut up and boil with the skins left on.
The skins provide vitamins and roughage, but due to the cooking process, many vitamins escape the plate.
The calorie count?
Restaurant potatoes and fast food potatoes generally contain about 160 calories per 1/2 cup serving.
Grandma's homemade mashed potatoes which are extra buttery, extra fluffy, extra cheesy will add an extra 300 calories onto your Diet Plate. Ouch.
Our Diet Tip: Peel, wash, cut up and boil 4 medium sized potatoes in water.
Drain, rinse and drain again. Add salt and pepper to suit your personal taste, about 1/2 cup of skim milk OR skim canned cream and 1 Tablespoon of 'Parkay' refrigerated, no calorie butter spray.
Whip and spoon into serving dish.
Calorie count for entire batch of mashed potatoes: About 540 calories. Enjoy 1 cup of the dietized mashed potatoes for about 110 calories.
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