Mashed Cauliflower is a Tasty Substitute for Mashed Potatoes
Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Eating potatoes is frowned upon while on the Wheat Belly Diet, and you can only have a limited amount. Therefore, don’t waste your allowance on mashed potatoes when you can prepare Mashed Cauliflower instead. The following recipe visually and texturally mimics this popular side dish, and when topped with butter, spices or similar toppings – there are only waves of cauliflower taste that briefly reminds you that you’re not eating potatoes.
The Mashed Cauliflower recipe is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. One thing I will say…it took a bit of time for me to completely mix all of the ingredients in the blender, and I had to open the container several times to rearrange the cauliflower florets. Next time, I will blend in small batches. In the end, I was pretty pleased with the creamy results.
To enhance this side dish, I added onion powder and dried cilantro – delicious.
Wheat Belly Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
(makes 4 serving)
- 1 large head of cauliflower – cut into florets
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 2 TB of butter
- ¼ TS of sea salt
1. Place a steamer basket in a large pot filled with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Put the cauliflower florets in the baskets, and steam for 20 minutes (or until the vegetable becomes very soft)
3. Remove the cauliflower from the heat, and drain excess water.
4. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
By the Numbers
(1/4 of recipe)
12 grams of carbs
11 grams of fat
7 grams saturated fat
5 grams of protein
5 grams of fiber