I can’t believe it’s not mashed potatoes

I love this recipe because it is super low carb (so it is great for anyone who is following a diabetic diet)!

I think the key to this recipe is to make sure you use a food processor and blend the cauliflower until it is smooth. When I made it for Ross I didn’t pulse it long enough in the food processor and he said that he could notice the texture of the cauliflower…which in turn (for some reason) effected the taste for him. I guess if you know it is cauliflower you can’t trick your brain into thinking it is mashed potatoes.

I hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS   (Printable PDF)

  • 1 head CAULIFLOWER, RAW, large (6-7” diameter)
  • 2 tbsp CREAM CHEESE, LOWFAT
  • 2 clove GARLIC, RAW
  • 1 tsp ONION POWDER
  • 2 tbsp PARMESAN CHEESE, GRATED, REDUCED FAT
  • 1 item Low Sodium Boullion Cube (reconstituted in 2 tbsp of hot water)
  • 1 tbsp PAPRIKA
  • Chives or green onion (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS
1. Break the cauliflower up into florets, or just chop. Place in boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender — a fork should easily pierce it.
2. Drain hot cauliflower and put into a food processor. Add cream cheese, garlic, onion powder and broth mixture. Pulse until smooth.


3. Transfer into a baking dish. Sprinkle paprika, chives and Parmesan cheese on top.
4. Broil in oven until cheese has turned golden brown.

Serving size: 1 cup


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About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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