Updated: Jun 13, 2021
If your looking for a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes try this! Your family with love it! So many don't believe you can eat healthy, tasty food and feel great. The goal with the recipes shared on this blog is to provide access to simple, really delicious, and satisfying meals. NOT to deprive yourself! Working on reducing carbs to help stabilize your blood sugar, to reduce your response to insulin spikes, helps you feel great. Take your taste buds on a trip with this easy-to-make and delicious potato alternative! We shared this dish with our friends and family and many couldn’t even tell it wasn’t real potatoes!
Loaded Cauliflower Bake - Makes 3 servings
3 cups cauliflower florettes
4 ounces fage plain greek yogurt
1 cup 2 percent grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 slices cooked bacon
2 tablespoons snipped chives
3 tablespoons butter
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp; set aside on a paper towel then crumble.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil and add cauliflower and garlic. Boil until the cauliflower is soft, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, and return to the pot.
Add the yogurt, butter, salt and pepper to the cauliflower and purée with a hand blender. If you don’t own a hand blender, a regular blender would work fine as well.
Mix in 1 tbsp of the chives and transfer to 4 individual casseroles (3/4 cups each) or one 8 x 8 casserole dish and top with cheddar and crumbled bacon.
Bake in the oven until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes then top with remaining chives.
Ok, now it’s your turn! Make your own healthy side dish with this recipe and take a photo and tag us so we can check it out!
Did you know studies show: overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight? In recent years, an estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to obesity epidemic. Potatoes have a higher glycemic index than table SUGAR, eating potatoes has almost double the effect as eating pure table sugar. Potatoes may not be considered sweet or "sugary" but they are a starchy vegetable. The starch in potatoes is converted to sugar in your body. For that reason, potatoes can have a more significant effect on blood glucose than table sugar, which will increase a person's blood sugar levels. There's around 19 teaspoons of sugar in an average potato, which is more than seven teaspoons in a can of Coke. So long story short cauliflower is a great healthy substitute for potatoes that doesn't create huge spikes in blood sugar.
Remember it's not about depriving yourself of delicious food, it's about being mindful of your choices, portion sizes, and coming up with healthier alternatives that are just as good if not better. Thus, our mission is to not only guide you to improving your physical health but also create a healthy mindset.
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