Instead of serving mashed potatoes for dinner, try this smashed parsnip recipe. Parsnips are higher in fiber and lower in calories and carbs than potatoes. This side dish is ready in just 35 minutes--perfect for dinner after a busy day at the office.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring parsnips, chicken broth and water to boiling in a medium saucepan; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until parsnips are very tender; drain.

  • Transfer parsnips to a food processor. Add milk, butter, thyme, ground pepper and salt; cover and process until almost smooth. Spoon into serving bowls. Sprinkle with nutmeg. If desired, garnish with thyme sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 24g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 6g 24% DV; sugars 7g; fat 2g 3% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 244mg 10% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.