Saturday, February 7, 2009

Heart Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Have you tried the Laughing Cow semisoft cheeses? They are really great, and each wedge is only 35 calories, 2 grams of fat and 10 mg of cholesterol. And unlike lots of "light" foods, there is not "fake stuff" in their cheeses. The Laughing Cow logo is from World War I in France - it was how trucks carrying meat to the front line were festooned. I made mashed potatoes the other night, and I was looking to make them Weight Watchers friendly. Instead of my usual half and half and butter, I used Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese and skim milk.
Cheesy Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes
serves 4
6 small potatoes
6 wedges Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb Light cheese
skim milk
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Boil potatoes who in their skins until they are soft - about 20 minutes. Put them through a potato ricer. Add cheese wedges and enough skim milk to get it to the right consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. By my calculations, each serving is 4 points and 20 mg cholesterol - and this is a really generous serving!


Shayne said...

ooooo this sounds really good

Maggie said...

This sounds great! I really like the mini Babybel light cheeses. They are only 1 point each and it's a decent havarti like cheese.

ARLENE said...

I love LC lite cheeses (as well as lite BabyBel). I don't cook much with them, though I've used them for a lite alfredo sauce. Loved your heart pizzas, too.