Satisfying Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Mash

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    The fall and winter months have a way of bringing out our cravings for comfort foods. Foods that are comforting to our mood, perhaps.To our waistline? Not always.

    Here’s a delicious – and satisfying – alternative to high calorie mashed potatoes. In addition to being lower calorie, this dish is filled with fiber and nutritional value. Sweet potatoes are an unbeatable source of beta-carotene (a vitamin A and antioxidant) while cauliflower contains heart-healthy nutrients.

    Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Mash

    Makes 8 servings

    $0.33 per serving

    Ingredients

    • 1 head of cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
    • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
    • 1/3 cup reduced –sodium chicken broth, warmed
    • 2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • Chopped green onion for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Prepare the vegetables as indicated in the ingredient list
    2. Steam the cauliflower and sweet potatoes together, until tender but not too soft, about 9 minutes
    3. Transfer to a bowl and add broth (warm so as not to cool off the mash) and sour cream
    4. Mash together to your desired consistency.
    5. Add salt & pepper to taste
    6. Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped green onion.

    Guest post written by Anne-Marie Kovacs & Audrey van Petegem ofThe Succulent Wife. This material is provided for informational use only. You should consult with your doctor.