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Mashed Potatoes without the Guilt! | Recipe

Posted by VPX Sports on Aug 17, 2014 10:36:00 AM

I like to get creative with my food. Because, let's face it, food is awesome! I will probably eat almost anything, and I'm not going to lie I love pizza, froyo, and nut butters probably a little too much lol. But, it IS possible to make healthier versions of your favorite foods and here is an example of doing just that!cauliflower mashed potatoes 01

With just 3 simple ingredients you can make...Low Carb Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes".

Ingredients:

  • One bag of frozen Cauliflower Florets (you can use a head of fresh cauliflower)

  • 1/4 cup Unsweetend Vanilla Almond Milk

  • Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Empty cauliflower florets into a microwave safe dish with a couple tablespoons of water and cover.

  2. Heat on high (covered) for 10-12 minutes, stirring one time half way.

  3. Pour microwaved cauliflower into a blender or processor (if you don't have either, you can use a masher, it will just take longer).

  4. Add in the 1/4 cup of almond milk and season with Mrs. Dash to your liking.

  5. Blend the ingredients together to your desired consistency (I personally like mine a little chunkier, but I know some people who prefer them pureed).

  6. And.... you are done!

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Additional Ideas:

You can choose to garnish with some low fat shredded cheese or if you're going gluten and dairy free you can use almond cheese like I did. You can purchase almond cheese at your local health food store such as Whole Foods. They have a few different flavors like cheddar, monterrey jack, or mozzarella like I used. If I had some green onions or chives I probably would have added those on top too!

Nutritional Information:
100 grams of Cauliflower:
23 calories, 0g fat, 4g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 2g protein

vs.

100 grams of Potato:
94 calories, 0g fat, 21g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 2g protein

This is a guest post written by Redline Xtreme Girl Candy Brenn. She is a full time legal assistant and VPX Sports spokesmodel. Candy has been quite successful as an NPC Bikini Competitor and model. She has been featured on MAXIM.com, Bodybuilding.com, and FitnessGurls.com. Her academic background is in Business/Marketing but she is currently in school to become a registered dietician. Candy has a passion for health and fitness and loves sharing her fit tips and clean eating recipes via social media. You can friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @CandyBrenn and on Instagram @qtcandyxo, or visit her blog.

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