Sticking to your diet can become difficult during the holiday season, but it is possible with a bit of will power and planning. Since holiday gatherings are filled with delicious and decadent food, if you are trying to watch what you eat, you often get stuck eating plain salad and some turkey. Rather than skipping out on your favorite side dishes for fear of carbs, fat and calories galore, try this low carb mashed cauliflower recipe as a mashed potato alternative…yes cauliflower is the main ingredient in this weight management recipe.
A cup of plain potatoes has about 58 calories with 13 grams of carbs — that is with without cheese, sour cream, butter, bacon bits and any other goodies you may be adding. So, a typical serving of mashed potatoes can be high in calories, carbs and fats. But have no fear, cauliflower provides a low calorie and low carb weight management solution to your holiday cravings with only 27 calories and 5 grams of carbs per cup. Sounds like a winner to me!
For an added bonus, pair this recipe with a calorie burning Celsius. No matter what diet you are on, Celsius will help you reach your goals faster! So drink a Celsius a day to help reduce body fat while boosting your metabolism and get the results you are looking for. But first- check out the simple low carb mashed cauliflower recipe below and let us know what you think!
1 head of cauliflower
1 tsp of sea salt
½ tsp cracked pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp minced garlic
1 oz favorite cheese
Bring medium sized pot of water to a boil. While water is heating, wash and cut cauliflower head into 8 or more separate pieces. Remove and dispose of large stem and leaves.
Once pot of water is at a boil, place all pieces of cauliflower in pot. Reduce heat to low medium and cover with a lid. Allow cauliflower to cook/steam for 10-12 minutes or until tender throughout.
Once cauliflower is tender. Turn off the heat and drain all excess water from the pot and allow for cauliflower to cool.
Once cauliflower is cool, place cauliflower in food processor and add remaining ingredients. Blend until all items are mixed together well. Scrape the sides of food processor of any large chunks that may have gotten stuck and then blend once more.
This recipe will make about 5 1-cup servings.
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Try this recipe and be sure to drink a Celsius after your meal to burn some calories and boost your metabolism. If you have any weight management recipes that you use during the holidays, we would love to hear from you! Please leave your comments below and share your recipes with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.