Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Aioli

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I don’t eat white potatoes very often. I usually choose sweet potatoes because they’re lower on the glycemic index, and high in fibre and beta-carotene. But, my husband loves white potatoes so we had them for a treat the other night.

Instead of the standard roast or mashed potatoes we did something a little different: crispy smashed potatoes. They were easy and delicious.

Basically you boil some potatoes (you can use Yukon Gold, red-skin – whatever you like), let them cool and then using a mug or your hands – smoosh them (they will look like hamburger patties), and place them on a greased baking sheet. Drizzle them with oil, season with salt & pepper and bake them at 450F for 25-30 minutes. The result was awesome: crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.

When it comes to potatoes I think they need a little sauce – that’s usually where sour cream comes in. But, as you know, my goal in life is to find healthy alternatives to not-so-healthy favorites. Here’s my take on a sour cream using healthy fats like avocado & olive oil. I made this sauce as a dipper for tilapia later in the week as well. Enjoy!

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Avocado Aioli

Ingredients
1 ripe avocado
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice or white balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, minced
Salt & pepper to taste

Method

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

Spoon sauce out into a bowl, and serve immediately.

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About Lauren

Welcome! I’m Lauren Follett.

A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America.

The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in.

As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices.

I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.

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