Scrumptious Potato Smash
Smashed potatoes are a treat for kids to make and eat. Pop the potato in the microwave instead of the oven to cut down on prep time, then let your kids mash to their hearts’ content. Instead of adding sour cream or butter -- both are full of saturated fat -- mash with avocado and top with salsa.
Makes about 1 serving
1 medium russet baking potato
1/4 medium avocado
3 tablespoons salsa
1. Wash potato, then pierce it with a sharp knife or fork in several spots throughout top and bottom.
2. Microwave until thoroughly cooked, about 6 to 8 minutes. (Potato is done when sharp knife passes easily through its center without detecting any hardness.)
3. Coarsely chop and lightly smash potato and avocado.
4. Top potato and avocado mixture with salsa and serve.This Snack Attack was written by Kim Galeaz, a registered dietitian and culinary nutrition consultant. She is the owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications, located in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla.