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Potatoes are naturally low in calories and fat. One medium potato (2 1/4 to 3 1/4 inches in diameter) is just 168 calories according to the USDA Nutrient Database. It's usually what we put on them that makes the calories add up. So you could simply substitute mashed potatoes with a baked potato or roasted potato wedges or you could still have mashed but change your recipe a bit.
You can use half the butter and replace cream or whole milk with skim milk instead. Also, using non-fat chicken broth adds flavor and moisture to mashed potatoes without a lot of fat and calories. I also recommend spicing them up with fresh chives, garlic, and black pepper. You won't miss the butter and cream if you make them more flavorful with herbs and spices.
There's another vegetable you can use as a low-calorie substitute for mashed potatoes, and it tastes just as good!
Watch the video to learn about Dr. Oz's low-calorie substitute for mashed potatoes.