You can spruce up protein pretty easy, but you need to get a little more creative to make your veggies sing.
And when you’re dieting… you’re gonna want them to sing.
Mashed potato has got to be THE comfort food, at least for us folks in the UK.
Lots of fitness folks will opt for sweet potato rather than the dreaded white potato – spoiler! There’s more calories in sweet potato.
But I actually prefer butternut squash mash to sweet potato mash. It always turns out creamier, and way lower calorie.
Also… it takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish.
Anyhow, a load of you asked for this one, so here you go. Enjoy!
Butternut Squash Mash
- 360 g frozen butterut squash, diced
- 20 g extra light cream cheese
- 20 g 0% fat Greek yogurt
- salt & pepper
- chopped chives
Blast the frozen squash in the microwave for 5 minutes, until defrosted and softened. (If it still feels frozen, give it another minute or so).
Meanwhile, spoon your cream cheese and yogurt into a blender.
Add your salt & pepper, and some fresh chopped chives.
Once your squash is hot, but not mushy, drain off any excess water.
Then, simply blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender if you need.
Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 93 Protein: 4g / Carbohydrate: 17g / Fat: 1g / Fibre: 3g
You can flavour this however you like! I like chives, but wholegrain mustard and honey is also incredible.