Yesterday at lunch I went to Food Lion and was shocked to see that 10 pound bags of potatoes were on sale for $1.99. I purchased one bag thinking the sign might be wrong, as well as some boneless chicken breasts that were on sale. Later I saw on Mary Ann's blog that she had also hit this sale and purchased 4 bags of potatoes to store, as well as the boneless chicken breasts that were on sale for $1.79 a pound. Not being one to pass up a great deal, I went back to Food Lion this morning on the way to work and stocked up on both the potatoes and chicken. If you are interested in stocking up on these items while they are on sale, you must go today because the sale ends tonight at midnight!
Now I need to find some healthy recipes as my hubby and I are cutting back on our calories in an effort to shed a few pounds.
Some ideas are: Oven fried potatoes, BBQed chicken and potatoes, baked potatoes with low calorie toppings, grilled chicken in a green salad and I found this recipe on BellyBytes.Com. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like what I am looking for, since there is no added fat, but a great flavor is promised.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Healthy Potato Recipe
No added fat or salt is used or needed in this tasty potato dish.
1 pound (about 2 large) potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 cups skim milk
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain and recover.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, cook garlic in milk until garlic is soft, about 30 minutes. Add milk-garlic mixture and white pepper to potatoes. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed or mash with a potato masher until smooth.
Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and prick with a fork. On a plate, cook potatoes, uncovered, on 100% power (high) until tender, about 12 minutes, turning potatoes over once. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and quarter. Meanwhile, in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine milk and garlic. Cook, uncovered, on 50% power (medium) until garlic is soft, about 4 minutes. Continue as directed above.
Recipe yields 4 servings of Garlic Mashed Potatoes; serving size is 3/4 cup.
Each serving provides: Calories: 141, Total fat: less than 1g, Saturated fat: less than 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 70mg
Do you have any ideas for making healthy, low-calorie dishes using potatoes and chicken?