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Mash - How do you do yours.

S: 15st11lb C: 11st6lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 23 Loss: 4st5lb(27.6%)
#2
What about trying those "butter buds" and a wee bit of your milk allowance. I saw them in lakeland once, it's very low calorie and apparently give a nice buttery taste. I haven't tried them so couldn't say if they're nice or not but worth a try.

Or syn some low fat spread and HE your milk?
 

Zimara

Yummy mummy to be!
S: 12st3lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st2lb(9.36%)
#5
Thanks for the replies ladies. Those butter buds sound interesting, might have to investigate those further!
 
S: 11st3.0lb C: 11st7.0lb G: 9st7.0lb BMI: 27.6 Loss: -0st4lb(-2.55%)
#6
I use some skimmed milk from my HE-A and a bit of quark, or natural yoghurt.

I also like to do variations on mash. Add some grated cheese for cheesy mash, or wholegrain mustard (1 or 2 syns worth), or steamed leeks. Just nice to jazzy the mash up a bit!
 

Jeg57

Full Member
S: 18st0lb C: 17st0lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 1st0lb(5.56%)
#7
Depends what it's to go with - sometimes a little low fat spread and other a little vegetable stock made with a cube. Sounds odd but it does work! Also tried the sausage and mash recipe in last months mag and it was delic!
 

sarah83

I will be a yummy mummy!
S: 16st9lb C: 15st8.5lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 38.7 Loss: 1st0.5lb(6.22%)
#8
I had a real craving for comfort food the other day so made:
Potatoes - boiled with some salt and mashed really well
Added some milk (Hex A) and 28g low fat spread (5syns between 2). Added loads of pepper, placed in a dish then added 112g mature cheddar on top (between 2 and was 1 HexA and 1 HexB), then baked on gas 6 for about 15-20 mins.
I served it with just beans and it was so filling and satisfying you'd never guess it was diet food!
Good thing to do if you've saved yourself some Hex's on a green day!
x
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#9
I got a bag of potatoes in Asda at the weekend - a new type of potato that claims to be so buttery in taste that you don't need to add butter. Obviously you'd still need something to loosen the mash but it might solve the butter question. I'll let you know how I get on with them!
 

loobylou

Reached Target. woohoo
S: 14st0lb C: 9st4lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 4st10lb(33.67%)
#11
I use Cream Of The Crop Mashed Potato With Spring Onion from Heron Frozen food shop, its free on green and extra easy and It doesn't need anything added to it. x Loobylou
 

boncuk

Full Member
S: 124.5kg C: 120.2kg G: 80kg BMI: 37.5 Loss: 4.3kg(3.46%)
#13
My Auntie gave me a tip years ago when they had to go on a very low fat diet, if you add some milk and whisk your potatoes using a hand blender they come out really really smooth and creamy, add salt and pepper to taste and they are lush :)
 

valzar

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S: 10st7.0lb C: 10st7.0lb G: 8st10.0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#14
I whisk my up with a electric mixer & just add salt & pepper hummyyyy:)
 

bryony

Full Member
S: 20st5lb C: 18st8lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 46.1 Loss: 1st11lb(8.77%)
#15
i beat an egg with a pinch of nutmeg and mash in to boiling hot spuds you have to mash asap if not the egg sets its nice and creamy :)
 

msrsimpkin

Flubber Buster
#16
I usually add a tiny dash of milk and an egg. And for anyone worried about raw eggs (like my friend was), if you mash it into the hot potatoes then the egg will cook in the heat of the potatoes. But make sure you mash quickly, otherwise you'll end up with scrambled egg in your mash :p
Depending on what I'm serving it with I sometimes add a bit of garlic powder or bovril to add some flavor.

I tried doing my mash with a hand blender once and it turned almost runny. While it was definately very smooth, it wasn't too liquid-y for me. I like my mash quite thick and fluffy and it definitely wasn't that! Maybe it was the type of potatoes I was using?
 


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