BistroMD Health Library

Get excited about reading again with fun and interesting tips from our experts, including The M.D., our dietitians, and our fitness expert. In our health library, you will find all of the information you need to achieve your goals of making a healthy lifestyle change. So, start reading and start losing!

Healthy Recipes

Looking for a perfect recipe for tonight’s dinner, or need something healthy and delicious to take to a friend’s house for a party? Crafted by our award-winning chefs, and built on the nutritional foundation developed by Dr. Cederquist, these recipes are exactly what you’re looking for!

Healthy Mashed Potatoes for the Holidays

Healthy Mashed Potatoes for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving coming up, you may already be thinking about what foods you are going to serve for this special occasion.

Mashed potatoes complement a Thanksgiving meal nicely, but those extra carbs, calories, and fat could spell trouble for your diet.

If mashed potatoes are a traditional dish in your family, you can still serve them and still maintain your healthy diet. Courtesy of Chef Jack, here is his healthy recipe for Parmesan Mashed Red Potatoes, suitable to be served on any holiday!

You will need:

2 ½ pounds red potatoes—unpeeled, quartered

3 gloves of garlic—peeled

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 cup of low-fat milk

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

A pinch of salt


1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large boiling pan.

2. Fill the pan with water, making sure that the potatoes are fully covered with water, but the pan isn’t too full.

3. Bring the potatoes to a boil.

4. After bringing potatoes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

5. After potatoes are done simmering, drain really well.

6. In the same pan, add in the butter, milk and salt. Mash until potatoes are mixed with all ingredients.

7. Add chives (optional), and stir in the parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Information:

One serving

Calories: 199

Fat: 6 grams

Protein: 6 grams

Fiber: 3.2 grams

Serves between 4-6 people.

Start Your Diet Today!

Reality Check - Your Free Diet Analysis

Simply answer a few questions so we can figure out your weight loss goals and provide solutions for a lighter, healthier you. Our weight loss meal plans are designed to help real people achieve real and lasting success.

As Seen On...

join our free newsletter

Get free support to help you lose weight and be healthy with our Weekly Dish on Health.

stay connected

© 2005- bistroMD, LLC
Privacy Policy - Store Terms

Live Chat Software