Most diets really come down to the fact that we should all eat more vegetables. If you're looking for a way to get more veggies in your diet without giving up foods you love, this traditional Irish dish does the trick.
Colcannon blends the comfort of mashed potatoes with lots of healthy vegetables, and it doesn't sacrifice flavour when done right. Food columnist Martha Rose Shulman recently rediscovered this traditional Irish dish and experimented with it on her family's table. She wrote in The New York Times:
It turned out to be a delightful week of experimenting and we had a feast of colourful purées when it was all done, each one with its own special flavour, all of them offering the comfort of mashed potatoes we expect and look forward to on our Thanksgiving menu, with a more complex carbohydrate load and lots of additional vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients you don't get from plain mashed potatoes.
This doesn't just apply during the holiday season. Instead of obsessing over what not to eat, we can flip the script and add nutritious foods to dishes we enjoy.
A Low-Carb Switch for Mashed Potatoes [The New York Times]