Mashed potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving. However, if you are looking for alternatives with lower carb content, while retaining the wonderful flavor that the family would be excited about, you have some healthier options. Either one of these mashed vegetables can be used alone or combined with the other options.
- Cauliflower. Cauliflower mashed potatoes are pretty amazing in flavor, and this is why this low-calorie veggie is a favorite for mashed potato substitute.
- Sweet potato. Much more nutrient-dense than white potato, sweet potato packs both in nutrients and in flavor.
- Celery root. The taste of celeriac puree is amazing. Celery root has high contents of vitamins C and K, and B vitamins such as, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), and vitamin B6. Celeriac is rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
- Parsnips. Packing a lot of Vitamin C, parsnips taste absolutely great mashed.
- Butternut squash. A light, soft puree, butternut squash tastes the best when combined with another vegetable, as it enhances the flavor.
- Beets. Mashed beets are a nutrient-packed sweet powerhouse. Prior to mashing, it’s better to roast the beets than to boil them.