Fauxtatoes vs. Potatoes!
OMG! You have to try my Cheesy Garlic Mashed Fauxtatoes! These are perfect for anyone following my Fat Loss Fast System.
I made mine with a secret ingredient! Cauliflower! Oh, and I swear you cannot taste the cauliflower!
Compared to conventional mashed potatoes, an equal portion of my fauxtatoes are:
- 62% less calories!
- 73% less fat!
- 70% fewer NET carbs!
- Equally DELICIOUS!
1. Cook your Cauliflower:
I recommend purchasing pre-cut/washed cauliflower florets in a convenient bag for easy microwave steaming.
Another option is to steam them in a skillet (just fill it with water and cauliflower and close the lid until the cauliflower is soft).
You can also bake your cauliflower in the oven. If you elect to bake 'em in the oven, then preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Wash and cut a head of cauliflower. This yields ~4 cups.
- Spray butter-flavoured PAM non-cook cooking spray in an oven-friendly pan.
- Add the cauliflower. Bake in the oven for ~30 minutes.
2. Mash your Cauliflower:
- Dump the 4 cups of cooked cauliflower into a food processor.
- Blend it to start breaking up the huge cauliflower florets.
3. Add the Flavour:
You don't want your mashed potatoes to taste like cauliflower, do you? Heck no! So add flavour to the food processor:
- 4 TBSP of chicken broth (no salt added or low sodium)
- 1/8 cup of skim Mozzarella Cheese or Daiya Dairy Free Mozzarella Style Shreds or 1 TBSP nutritional yeast or 1 TBSP Flavor God Cheddar Seasoning.
- 1 TBSP dehydrated onion flakes
- A dash of garlic seasoning
- A dash of ground rainbow pepper corns (or just use black pepper)
- 2 tsp of Molly McButter butter sprinkles. (Don't freak out! if you don't like this product, then don't use it! At least you get the butter flavour from the PAM when roasting the cauliflower in the oven. Another option is to add more cheese and seasoning, or even a small amount of butter.
Puree the daylights out of this. I unloaded the dishwasher while mine was in the food processor.
This makes a very large portion! I ate half of it (~1 cup), and saved the other half in the fridge for another day.
This is the macronutrient breakdown for 1/2 of the portion:
- calories: 95, fat: 2.6g, saturated fat: 0.7g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 210.2mg, carbohydrates: 16.1g, fiber: 6.2g, net carbs: 9.9g, sugars: 6.1g, protein: 5.2g
Compare this to 1 cup of homemade mashed potatoes made with potatoes, cheese, milk and butter.
- calories: 250, fat: 9.64g, saturated fat: 3.44g, cholesterol: 13mg, sodium: 672 mg, carbohydrates: 35.36g, fiber: 2.9g, net carbs: 32.46g, sugars: 3.61g, protein: 6.17g
If you want to learn how you can manipulate your tendency to overeat in a way that does not sabotage your fat loss ... so you can finally put an end to yo-yo dieting, ... then check out my Fat Loss Fast System.