I love these substitutes!! Each recipe makes about 6 servings. Only 60 calories per serving (without the sour cream or cheese) compared to rice at 242 calories or mashed potatoes at 237!! If you add the cheese and sour cream it will add apx 70 more calories per serving. Still not bad at all. Try adding herbs and seasonings instead to keep it really Skinny. Enjoy! xx
Instead of Rice
Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Ingredients:1 large head of fresh cauliflower
Grate with large holed grater or chop the cauliflower into very small pieces so that it's similar to rice.
Heat the cauliflower in a large covered microwave safe bowl for 3 minutes at a time and stir. Repeat until tender.
Instead of Mashed Potatoes
Cauliflower Mashed Recipe
1 head cauliflower, leaves removed, stem and florets chopped into chunks of the same size
2 cups Gluten Free chicken stock and 1 cup water to cover
Salt and pepper
1-2 cloves garlic, smashed well
1/3 cup sour cream- opt
1/2 cup parmesan or shredded cheese-opt
1. Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to medium and cover, allowing to cook for 15-20 minutes or so, or until the cauliflower is very tender and easily mashed with a fork.
4. Pour all contents into a food processor and gently mix. Add in sour cream, cheese if using or some of the reserved stock.
Note - I mixed with my hand mixer until I had a blended but slightly chunky (like country smashed potatoes) texture.
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