Diet Detective: 4 Thanksgiving Recipes

Are you looking for some new recipes to try on Thanksgiving this year? Here are a few mouthwatering dishes from health-conscious cooks, chefs and foodies.

HG's Miracle Mashies

Healthy Recipe by Lisa Lillien, founder of Hungry Girl and author of The Hungry Girl Diet (St. Martin's Griffin, 2014)

Makes 5 servings

One 12-ounce russet potato
3 cups cauliflower florets
3 tablespoons fat-free half and half
1 tablespoon light whipped butter or light buttery spread
1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
Optional seasoning: black pepper

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel and cube the potato. Add the cauliflower and cubed potato to the boiling water. Once returned to a boil, reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the potato and cauliflower are very tender, which should take 15 to 20 minutes.

Drain and transfer the cauliflower and potato to a large bowl. Add the half and half, butter and salt. Thoroughly mash and mix. Enjoy!

Nutrition information (per serving: 1/5th of recipe, about 2/3 cup): 82 calories; 1g fat; 168 mg sodium; 16 g carbs; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugars; 3 g protein.

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