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


    • 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


    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.