Tuesday, May 5, 2009

low fat mashed potatoes with multigrain pita bread



potatoes are always considered taboo for dieters , but they are actually packed with so much....high on potassium......moderate on folates , iron n fiber....and there is no fat or sodium....i don't think it should be given that bad treatment like white foods........combine it with all the colors n make a healthy meal........


everybody likes mashed potatoes n i am no exception , potatoes are such addictive food especially when they are mashed up with butter n cream or fried crisp or stuffed into a luscious paratha........they are the ultimate comfort food.....i try n make all my fav food low cal , so that whenever i want them , i can eat them without guilt.......this one is a winner on that account.......i combine it with my homemade multigrain pita bread........multigrain pita doesn't have a pocket but it's fine here , cuz the amount of this mashed potato you would like to eat will exceed what the pita pocket can hold........:D :D............so get ready to eat it topped on the bread or as it is, a spoonful after each bite..........you'll never have enough of it....

i like it with some crunch so added colored bell peppers into it , but as arvind is allergic to capsicums, a lot of spring onions for him......



recipe is simple.......boil 4 nos. of potatoes with skin on ( always do that as it's healthier)... ido it in the microwave as the potatoes remain absolutely dry when done......peel n mash quickly with a fork....... i don't mash them completly as we like it that way.....you can mash them fine if you like.......

quickly add upto a cup of hot whole milk into it........depending on the consistency you want.....
mix well and sprinkle lots of freshly milled pepper and salt to taste ...
now throw in chopped spring onions as much as you like and 1/2 tsp of dried rosemary, fresh coriander leaves taste good too........the herbs give the mash a whole new dimention........as i added bell peppers for myself only, i microwaved chopped bell peppers for a minute n added to the mash.this way the fiber intake is multiplied , not to mention the other benefits......
( more the color more the antioxidants.....remember??)



i often add boiled peas into it n that is so very different in taste , another comfort zone.......

5 comments:

  1. My first visit here, everything seems to be healthy and calorie concious... Pitabread and mashed potato seems to be very great combo... Have blogrolled you, shall drop by for more recipes...

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  2. I love the pita bread. It looks so good.

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  3. hey gal u make pita at home...awesome combination.. I love potatoes so will try this one for sure

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  4. With skin on,potatoes are certainly healthier.
    Love the new combo of mashed potatoes and pita:)

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