10 Tricks to Lighten Up Your Holiday Treats

Makeover Your Mash


Potatoes alone offer plenty of beneficial nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C, but mashing them together with loads of butter, whole milk, and heavy cream can weigh them down a bit. You can up the health factor and lighten them up by replacing full-fat dairy with low-fat buttermilk or 1% milk and melting in just a tablespoon of butter for a hint of richness. Ramp up the flavor by adding fresh herbs, spices, and other flavor enhancers, such as sweet roasted garlic or even smoky hot chipotle peppers.