Friday, November 18, 2016

Fit Friday - The Beginnings of the Holidays

Hello Fit Friday! The holidays are everywhere right now, including here. Ruthie is here with a fantastic side to add to any feast this season. And I am talking tips to keep these holidays healthy.

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes are a must try for your holiday feasting this year!  *horseradish-mashed-potatoes 5
 Add a little bit of kick to holiday feasting with our Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, they take mashed potatoes to the next level.  You'll be pleasantly surprised at the tasty addition horseradish makes in this classic side dish!  *horseradish-mashed-potatoes 2
 Horseradish Mashed Potatoes have a bit of butter, half and half, and then most of the moisture comes from reserved water from boiling.  It's a great trick to keep them moist and fluffy without adding a ton of calories!  My grandmother used to put a cube or two of butter and lots of cream into her mashed potatoes- they were tasty but holy-moly SO loaded!  Horseradish Mashed Potatoes on are a must try for your holiday feasting this year!

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Recipe Type: Side
Author: Ruthie
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Serves: 4
  • 5 medium sized russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt, according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon country style horseradish, according to taste
  1. In a medium sized pot bring salted water to boil, enough to cover potatoes.
  2. Add potato cubes and cook 8-10 minutes or until a fork pierces through easily.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup potato water, drain remaining juice, and return potatoes to pot.
  4. Using a potato masher or ricer, mash to coarse-smooth consistency.
  5. Add butter and mix.
  6. Add half and half and mix.
  7. Add reserved potato water a tablespoon at a time until reaches desired consistency.
  8. Add sea salt, adjust to taste.
  9. Add 1/2 teaspoon horseradish- tasting with additions.
  10. Serve and Enjoy!

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes are a tasty twist for your holiday feasting! Enjoy. 

 We all know this next week is all about family, fun, and of course food. I love how many races I see happening Thanksgiving morning, but let's be real Thanksgiving is not about the races, it is all about the food....and the family.

So let's talk about staying healthy this Thanksgiving.

1) Don't skip out on meals earlier in the day
2) Start your day with a sweat session
3) Watch your portion sizes
4) Drink mostly water. Limit alcohol and sugary drinks
5) Fill your plate with salads and veggies
6) Watch your add-ons (gravy, butter, salad dressing, cheese, etc.)
7) Eat slowly
8) Give away leftovers
9) Go for a walk after dinner
10) Enjoy the day! There is so much more to today than what goes in your mouth. Enjoy time with family, old traditions, make new traditions, and strive to finish the day feeling good inside and out!

Happy Fit Friday!!  
Much Love and Peace ~ Nichole and Ruthie

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