10 Tricks to Lighten Up Your Holiday Treats

Transform calorie-laden holiday treats into diet-friendly fare that is just as delicious as "traditional" version.  

Makeover Your Mash

Makeover Your Mash

 

Although potatoes by themselves offer plenty of healthful nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C, when you mash them together with loads of fattening ingredients like butter, whole milk, and heavy cream, you sacrifice their nutritional integrity. To make slimmer and trimmer mashed tots, replace the full-fat dairy with low-fat buttermilk or 1% milk and melt 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.