Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. There’s nothing I love more than getting together with family and friends to eat and drink, so a holiday devoted to just that – plus taking the time to truly think about all we have to be thankful for – is, to me, the ideal holiday.
This year the hubby and I will be joining some friends here in Chicago. I’ve been tasked with the mashed potatoes, one of, I think, the best dishes on the Thanksgiving menu (along with the turkey, sweet potatoes and marshmallows, pumpkin pie, etc…). In true Chewables form, and because I read recently that the average Thanksgiving dinner is 4,500 calories (yikes!), I’ve been in full-on mashed potato mood, scoping out recipes for healthy (but still delicious) mashed potatoes.
Right now, I’m down to two options: SkinnyTaste’s Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Ellie Krieger’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes. What do you think? Know of any really great but still healthy mashed potato recipes? Here’s some inspiration!
1. Skinny Taste's Garlic Mashed Potatoes
2. My own picture from a trip up to Lake Geneva
3. Love this from Craftily Ever After
Update: Went with Skinny Taste's Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and they were amazing (especially because the hubby took care of cooking duties...what a guy)! Rather than peeling all the potatoes, he kept the skins on half to give the dish a more rustic feel. He used one tablespoon of milk instead of two because someone (me) may have drank the rest in her coffee (whoops). And the herbs were parsley and thyme, because that's what we had left in our herb garden. A definite make again.