Your Healthier Mashed Potatoes Swap: Celery Root Purée
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (in which case, come on out—the water’s fine!), you probably have heard that we now have a third site all about healthy foods called Fit Bottomed Eats! And on said site, each month, we’re highlighting a delicious and healthy food that’s in season. And for this cold month, Linda LaRue, creator of the total-body core workout specialty resistance-tubing system The Core Transformer and big-time foodie, shares facts on and a healthier-than-mashed-potatoes recipe for her tasty pick for January: celery root! —Jenn
What You Need to Know About Celery Root
If you’re concerned about cutting carbs in the New Year, you may want to consider subbing celery root for mashed potatoes. Coming in at just 8 grams of carbohydrates per cup versus a whopping 24 grams per cup (raw—cooked is 29 grams per cup…yikes!), celery root’s carb stat is a compelling attention-getter. Although a little homely in appearance, celeriac—commonly known as celery root—is a root vegetable that has a delicate blended taste of celery and parsley with a slight hint of nuttiness. It is extremely low in cholesterol and is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium and manganese, and a great wintertime source of vitamin C and phosphorus.