In The Kitchen

STARCHY SIDES

MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs potatoes
3 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 cup 1% milk

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Peel potatoes. Boil potatoes until tender. Once tender, drain water.
2. Mash potatoes in a large bowl.
3. Add butter, milk and sour cream to bowl with potatoes.
4. Stir mixture together until well blended.
5. In a saucepan, bring chicken stock and cornstarch to a simmer.
6. Stir occasionally. Heat until mixture becomes slightly thick.

Congratulations!! You have made a quick and easy side for dinner!

Alternative ways of preparation

  • Try 2% milk
  • Add other vegetables your family will enjoy

 

STARCHY SIDES

FRIED RICE

INGREDIENTS

3 cups of white rice
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 vegetable pack

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Bring white rice to a boil.
2. Drain rice.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to rice.
4. Add any mixture of preheated vegetables to rice.

Alternative ways of preparation
• Try the same recipe with brown rice


 

BAKED POTATO

INGREDIENTS

1 baking potato

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat for 5 minutes in the microwave to reduce cooking time.
2. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.


 

PASTA WITH MARINARA SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

1 lb pasta (any type)
1 can low-sodium marinara sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fill a pot 3/4 full with water.
2. Bring water to a boil. Add pasta.
3. Follow boiling directions on package (cooking time varies for pasta).
4. Once finished boiling, drain pasta.
5. In a large saucepan, heat the low-sodium marinara sauce until warm.
6. Toss pasta with sauce. Serve warm.


 

SWEET MASHED POTATOES

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 cup whole milk

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Peel potatoes. Boil potatoes until tender. Once tender, drain water.
2. Mash potatoes in a large bowl.
3. Add butter, milk and sour cream to bowl with potatoes.
4. Stir mixture together until well blended.