I love mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, especially the way my grandma used to make it (so much butter and cream). While I’m not a huge advocate for constantly denying ourselves simple food pleasures, I am a fan of moderation. Over-indulgence on potatoes is linked to weight gain. Weight gain has been linked to high-blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc.
So, you don’t have to totally nix the mashed potatoes. Maybe save them for holidays or for days when you’re really craving it. For the other days, try this instead: mashed cauliflower. It’s actually easier to prepare than your stereotypical mashed potato dish.
Frozen riced cauliflower
Melted butter or avocado oil
Chopped garlic or garlic powder (a little goes a long way)
OPTIONAL: Any other seasonings you wish to add – oregano, paprika, cayene pepper, rosemary, thyme, etc.
You will also need a blender
- Cook the cauliflower according to the instructions on the packaging – microwave or stovetop
- Add cauliflower, butter/oil, and seasoning to blender
- Mix until pureed
- Serve. Voila!