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Healthy Mashed Cauliflower

Are carbs your weakness? More specifically, are mashed potatoes your weakness? When you go to Thanksgiving and see the creamy, buttery, mashed potatoes does your water at the sheer sight? If you answered yes to these three questions, then I am with you! I could help myself to an entire batch full and not blink an eye. So I set out to make a healthier alternative and although it will never taste like true mashed potatoes (because hello, it’s mashed potatoes), it still has great flavor and I can feel a lot less guilty about eating it!

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W H Y   C A U L I F L O W E R?

Cauliflower is a better alternative than mashed potatoes because it is low in calories and is full of vitamins and minerals.  One cup of cauliflower contains high amounts of the antioxidant, Vitamin C which is helpful for the growth and repair of tissues in your body.  It is also helpful for the formation of collagen, which is used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.  Another added benefit is that it contains a healthy amount of potassium, fiber, folic acid, and isothiocyanate which protects your health and prevents disease.  

[yumprint-recipe id=’27’]A note about the recipe – I “healthified” this quite a bit, so it still has a strong “cauliflower” taste.  Therefore, if you would prefer to have it taste as close as possible to mashed potatoes, I suggest using butter and sour cream instead of of olive oil and greek yogurt.

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What’s your favorite way of getting cauliflower into your diet?

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    March 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Carbs are totally my weakness! But I love cauliflower too–this looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      Marisa
      March 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thank you!

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    Lisa (@cottagestyle)
    March 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I’m excited to try this cauliflower recipe and since I’m so into cauliflower right now, this will definitely be on the meal plan for tonight! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    PS I’m originally from Hastings, NE but I live in Frederick, MD now. It’s great meeting a fellow Cornhusker! xoxo

    • Reply
      Marisa
      March 24, 2017 at 10:57 am

      I hope you like it! 🙂 And what a small world – I love how I can always find a Cornhusker everywhere I go 🙂

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    Alyssa @ A Bite of Inspiration
    March 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I love mashed cauliflower– such a healthy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Your version looks delicious and so easy! Can’t wait to make it! Thanks for sharing, Marisa! 🙂

    • Reply
      Marisa
      April 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you, Alyssa!

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