Love mashed potatoes? Subbing cauliflower in instead is healthier and just as satisfying.


Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? This soft and fluffy side dish goes with pretty much anything and it tastes delicious. But for runners looking for healthier, lower fat foods in their diets, mashed potatoes aren’t exactly top on the list. By swapping it for mashed cauliflower though, you get a lower fat, lower carb version. You can use your favourite mashed potato recipe and simply switch out the potatoes, or try one of the recipes below.

Rosemary Garlic

Two classic mashed potato ingredients come together to make the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth dish. This recipe is simple but tasty. Rosemary is always sure to give meals a little extra zing. This option keeps things easy by using only five ingredients.

Roasted Garlic and Buttermilk

Adding roasted garlic to any recipe seems to automatically make it taste so much better. This recipe is also simple but is sure to become a favourite and using buttermilk instead of regular adds a nice kick.

Sour Cream and Cheddar

This recipe will be your new go-to as a side dish for dinner on the patio this summer. Sour cream in a mashed potato or cauliflower dish is the ultimate secret weapon. The sharp cheddar gives a blast of flavour and the best part is being able to indulge in a favourite cheese after cutting down the calories by switching out the potato.

Spinach and Feta

For those who are not big on salads, this is a solid choice to get in the healthy greens while keeping it fun. This one will go alongside almost any meal and runners can mix things up by adding in other favourite greens. The dill will add a flavour blast which makes this an addictive choice.

Caramelized Onion and Sea Salt 

Caramelizing onions takes patience but it sure pays off. This caramelized onion and sea salt recipe looks like something you’d order at a trendy restaurant. Use it to impress guests who come over.



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