Did you know that Yukon Golds have nearly twice as much vitamin C as other common white potatoes? One medium Yukon Gold potato (148 grams) contains 50 percent of the Daily Value for vitamin C. Yukon Golds are also a good source of potassium, fiber and contain 6 percent of the Daily Value for iron. If using organically grown ones, consider keeping the skin on for even more nutrition.

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  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (washed and cut into quarters)
  • 4 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Coleman’s mustard
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 baby carrots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped (optional)
  1. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan, and add water to cover 3/4 of the way. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook 20 to 30 minutes, covered. Check water level to make sure that water is not completely evaporated. Potatoes should be fork tender.
  2. Drain any remaining water and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Using a fork or a potato masher, mash the potatoes for a smooth consistency.
  4. Serves 4.

Notes:

  • Substitute cold pressed extra virgin olive oil for the light mayo.
  • Add 2 tablespoons sweet onion, chopped

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