Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mashed Potatoes? You tell me!

Love mashed potatoes? Me too! But they're not the most diet friendly food, to say the least! Some of the best advice I've gotten from my mother when trying to lose weight was to not eat carbs with dinner (rolls, potatoes, etc.). This one rule has been my saving grace, but it's also hard because I love those things!

So, here is a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes that eliminates the carb from your meal. (PS, this is my husband's dinner plate, thus the double serving of meat and ranch on his salad).

1 Head of Cauliflower
2 Tbsp butter or if you can do olive oil, it's even better!
Salt and pepper to taste

Steam your head of cauliflower after cutting into florets. Make sure it gets well steamed because the next step is mashing it with a fork. Use some of the water you used to steam it to create more of that creamy mashed potato feel. However, my husband swears it's the butter that TRULY makes them replicate the mashed potato taste. (I'm slowly "weaning" him if you will into olive oil, haha). I promise, the first time we had this, it fooled us into thinking we were having mashed potatoes (my dad originally served them to us on a visit). 

So, there you have it. A delicious and healthy alternative for those cursed (yet still delicious) mashed potatoes.

4th of July fun with straws!