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2. Mashed potatoes
2. Mashed potatoes
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This one is a little confusing because, in their natural state, potatoes offer a good variety of nutrients, says Neda Varbanova of Healthy with Nedi, who has a master’s in food studies and is a certified culinary nutritionist, holistic health coach, and recipe creator.

But mashed potatoes often come with butter, sour cream, and heavy cream, which adds too much saturated fat to the dish.

Varbanova says to try cauliflower mash instead, using Greek yogurt in place of heavy cream and butter.

Can't do without your mash? This plain mash is flavoured with a hint of bay and enriched with a little olive oil instead of butter.



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