Heh. Man, I'm SO glad I'm a vegan. It's like an added boost for not having the crazy calorie counts. Since I make my stuffing with no added fat at all (just veggie broth and spices), use a vegan packaged gravy that has no fat and is only 20 calories a half cup(!) and have never added any fat or oil/milk/etc. to my spuds I feel more okay eating a decent slice of vegan pumpkin pie with soy whip. And having a pretty decadent puff pastry wrapped Field Roast entree. Mmm. :)
It really is insane how many calories just some dairy/eggs can add. o.O
Potatoes really are just as tasty without adding anything. I just mash mine, add roasted garlic or garlic granules, chopped parsley and some sea salt. They are creamy and no one ever misses the cream/butter/whatnot. Use a good potato like Yukon Golds or Baby Reds. I think Russets are a lovely baked potato but only so so for mashed spuds.
I intend to watch my portions and have a little bit of everything.
- 11/25/2009 4:26:58 PM