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Eating Starchy Carbs? Choose Cauliflower Instead
Many of your
As a cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is a highly nutritious low-carb and low-fat alternative to foods such as pasta, rice
Along with 0.2 milligrams of Vitamin B6, 303 milligrams of potassium, 0.2g of manganese, 0.7 milligrams of pantothenic acid, it also contains 0.1
Here is a side-by-side comparison of the nutritional components between cauliflowers and potatoes:
As you can see, cauliflower is a good source of nutrients, vitamins
Healthy Low-Carb Meals
There are a range of some of your favourite staple comfort foods that can be replaced with low-carb alternatives such as cauliflower. One of these is Mashed “Potatoes” that can easily be made with cauliflower for a healthy, low-carb and guilt-free version of your favourite meal.
Cauliflower Garlic Mashed “Potatoes”
Servings: 4 | Difficulty: Easy | Prep Time: 20 minutes
– 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower (5-6 inches diameter)
– 4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
– 2 tablespoons butter (organic grass-fed butter or ghee can be substituted)
– ½ tablespoon minced garlic (or 1 clove chopped, adjust to taste)
– Chives to taste (optional)
– 1 cup of shredded cheese (optional)
1.Cut up cauliflower removing the stems.
2. Place in steamer or boil until cooked but not mushy, approximately 15 minutes.
3. Place cooked cauliflower in food processor (or use immersion blender).
4. Add cream cheese, butter, garlic and chives.
5. Blend to desired consistency.
Optional: Place in oven sage dish and top with shredded cheese and bake for a few minutes at 350 degrees until cheese is melted.
Serving Size: 182.8g
Amount per Serving
Total Fat: 15.9g
Total Carbohydrate: 8.6g
Dietary Fiber: 2.9g
Sugars, other: 3.7g
Other popular meals you can make with this cruciferous vegetable include Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers, Roasted Cauliflower Bites, Creamy Mushroom Risotto, Cauliflower Leek Soup, Cauliflower Nuggets, and even a special Thanksgiving Cauliflower for those feeling festive.
If You Must Eat Carbs…
Avoiding starchy carbs is recommended, but sometimes it isn’t always practical. That’s why you need to have a back-up plan for when you do choose to eat starchy carbs as a last-resort (for example in social settings, or where there is nothing else to eat on vacation).
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Do you have any favourite cauliflower recipes that have changed your life for the better? Feel free to share with us here and at ReallyHealthyFoods.com
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