One of my girlfriends just started Weight Watchers. What does that mean for me? It’s means I’m trying to find recipes that not only I can eat, but that won’t spoil her diet if I invite her over.
If you don’t already know, Weight Watchers lets you eat all the vegetables you want without penalizing you. As an avid calorie counter, that means so much to me. I mean, how painful is it that every time I eat a banana, I cringe because it’s 100 calories or more. So you can see how jealous I’ve been when she can eat all the veggies she wants and I’m left to look for low calorie options.
So I compromised with myself and decided to make something we both could eat – Mashed Cauliflower. Does it takes like potatoes? Not exactly, but I bet you certainly could confuse enough people with mashed cauliflower to get them to eat a healthier option than mashed potatoes.
Try it and let me know what you think!
Medium sized head of cauliflower
1 wedge of Light Creamy Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese
1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
In a large pot, boil water.
Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces, add to boiling water and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until well done. Drain and do not let cool. Pat dry with paper towels.
In a bowl, combine hot cauliflower, Laughing Cow Cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper. Blend with either an immersion blender or in a food processor (I actually used my regular blender, but had to do it in shifts because it wasn’t getting everything). Cauliflower should be smooth.
Serve and top with a sprinkling of fresh ground black pepper.