Julie Fortenberry, RD, LDN

Weight gain is a common problem during the holiday season, but it can be avoided if you have a plan and a bit of self-discipline. Holiday meals are typically heavy in carbohydrates, so try reducing your carb consumption for the day by replacing mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 head of fresh cauliflower or 1-2 bags of frozen
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 2 T sour cream
  • 2 T or more Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper, garlic, and other spices to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a couple quarts of water to a boil in a large pan and add cauliflower.
  2. Cook until tender- usually about 8-10 minutes.
  3. When tender, put into large bowl and add other ingredients.
  4. Use immersion blender or hand mixer to blend until smooth and creamy.

Sprinkle with extra cheese if desired and serve warm.

Julie Fortenberry is a registered dietitian at Touro Infirmary. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Southern Mississippi. Julie believes that lifestyle changes and wholesome nutrition are obtainable, and brings real-life understanding to wellness and nutritional counseling.

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