And if you’re craving mashed potatoes with your turkey dinner, or just want them as part of a simple supper, this is a recipe that delivers in taste and texture…but has only a fraction of the calories and none of the fat.
I didn’t invent the brilliant substitution of cauliflower for spuds–that’s a trick I learned from The South Beach Diet years ago…
But by changing the cooking technique–microwaving the cauliflower rather than steaming it (which made it too wet!)–and using just a wee bit of Smart Balance Light Butter Spread and fat-free half and half, the dish is now quicker, easier, requires much less clean-up AND has much better flavor and texture..which means I can serve it to the pickiest of eaters!
Having this trick up your sleeve–as you cook, and as you serve your plate–will prove to you that by remembering just a couple of The Skinny Truths (Eat More Things That Grow and Fewer Things That Walk and It’s All About the Math), you can eat well, live largely, while still losing weight!
CAULIFLOWER MOCK MASHED POTATOES
1/2 t kosher salt (more to taste)
2-3 T fat-free half and half
Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes more.
Add the Smart Balance Light and use your immersion blender to puree. Add in the fat-free half and half and blend until very smooth. Taste, adding more salt if needed, and serve.
And this dish is a major secret weapon that will allow you to do that and still feel full and satisfied (and skinny!) at the end of your meal.
And, at the end of those meals these past few years, almost everyone prefers The Skinny version! And the only downside to that is that I have to toss a load of real potatoes down the drain and run out of left over mock mashed too soon!