Garlic Avocado Cauliflower Mash

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I often get in the mood for warm comfort foods that I know I shouldn’t give in to. I was craving creamy mashed potatoes so bad last night, so I tried making Taralynn Mcnitt’s Garlic Cauliflower Mash and I was so surprised by how well it turned out and how delicious it was. I couldn’t stop raving about the flavors in my mouth to my fiance… “It’s like creamy guacamole”… “Wait no its more like garlic hummus”. It definitely hit the spot and I use the steamer bag method all the time now! Better yet, you don’t need fancy food processors or blenders so you can make it anymore! It’s full of fiber, low calorie, low sugar, high protein, and low carb!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head Cauliflower
  • Ziplock Steamer Bag
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder or seasoning like ms. dash
  • 3 tbsp greek yogurt
  • pinch of pepper

Rinse and chop cauliflower, and put in steamer bag. Heat bag of Cauliflower in microwave until very soft (follow steaming directions on bag). In a mixing bowl, add steamed cauliflower and mash with fork, add chopped avocado and greek yogurt, mash with fork until smooth and add seasonings and parmesan! I love to serve these in the empty avocado halves :) Taralynn stores this dish in the fridge with the avocado pit to keep fresh.

Recipe makes 8 Servings, Serving Size 3/4 Cup.

Nutrition Per Serving: 83 Calories, 4.3 g Fat, 9 g Carbs, 5 g Fiber, 1.4 g Sugar, 4.5 g Protein

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Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

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Made these Mini Cauliflower Pizza Crusts the other night after seeing them all over Pinterest, such a great low carb meal and Soo filling I can’t wait to make them again! They might not taste just like pizza, but they definitely don’t taste like cauliflower! Dig in :)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 2 handfuls shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • Basil leaves
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese

Blend cauliflower in food processor or grate in a cheese grater, then microwave for 7 minutes. Let cool for about 10ish minutes then add mozzarella, seasonings, garlic powder, chopped basil and egg white. Roll into little balls and line on baking sheet, flattening them into small pancakes. Bake at 450 for 15 or more minutes. Broil for 5 minutes, remove. Then rub with pizza sauce, add Parmesan and/or mozzarella and top with thin tomato slice.

(*Tip* – freezing tomato for a little makes it so much easier to slice!)

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Recipe adapted from girlversusdough