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  • Mashed Potato Dinner

  • Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup frozen, defrosted cauliflower
    • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper
    • 1/2 cup rinsed and drained cannellini beans
    • 9 oz. chopped red potatoes
    • 1/4 nonfat nilk

    Put chopped potatoes in 2 inches of water. Add salt to water (if desired). bring water to a boil; reduce the heat and gently boil the potatoes until soft (about 5-7 minutes). Heat olive oil in a small skillet on medium/low. Add spinach and stir to coat with the oil (cook 3-5 minutes). Stir in chopped red pepper pieces and cook 3-5 minutes more. Stir in beans just as the potatoes are finishing cooking. Drain the potatoes and put back in and mash, add milk and salt to taste. With a rubber spatula, mix in vegetables.

    Per serving:

    • 800 calories
    • 3 vegetables
    • 4 starches

    This recipe was provided by Mary Flynn, PhD, RD, research dietician at The Miriam Hospital. This recipe was part of a recent research study that found that olive oil may produce greater weight loss in breast cancer survivors compared to a more traditional low-fat diet. Find out more about the study and listen to Flynn describe the results.