This recipe is great for anyone on a Paleo diet or anyone who wants to replace their traditional mashed potato side dish with something new. This is my favorite side dish served with a roasted chicken in place of mashed potatoes.
Parsnips are high in soluble fiber, the type that helps lower cholesterol and keeps blood sugar leveled. They provide folic acid and potassium.
4 or 5 medium parsnips (usually one bag from the grocery store)
salt and pepper
Boil parsnips until soft. You should be able to push a fork through very easily. Drain in a colander, then add to a mini food processor. Puree the parsnips until smooth. Drizzle in about two teaspoons of olive oil and process until combined. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.