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Cauliflower Cheddar Mash

We all want to enjoy food but not let it change our waistline, right? My grandma always used to say ” A moment on the lips, forever on the hips.” Being perfectly honest, I love food and I love eating and there has to be some times when we really focus on how to enjoy food that is honest to goodness good for our bodies. After all, the good Lord only gave us one. So, I am implementing even more healthy lifestyle options into our family dinners, and am being more thoughtful about what I put in my body, working to treat it like a temple. The good news is that my take on a mashed potato “fake out” is truly yummy. The texture is super close. It’s so spot on that last night at dinner my almost 2 yr old had no clue and demolished every bite! I’d say that’s a win! So eat your veggies, feel good about it and let this recipe help!

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Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

1/2 cup water

1 whole head Cauliflower

2 Tablespoons butter

1/4 cup low-fat milk

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish if desired)

salt and pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan bring 1/2 water to a boil. Rinse and clean head of cauliflower, cut bottom leaves off and discard. Next, cut into pieces and transfer to boiling water. Cover and steam on medium high heat for 10-12 minutes until the cauliflower is fork tender. Drain water, add in butter, milk and cheese. With an electric hand mixer or potato masher (by hand) start to mash until you get a smooth creamy texture. If too thick add a dash more milk. Salt and pepper and make sure to taste. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve. Serves 6.

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Cheddar BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Craving comfort food but not all the calories? Well you can save a few by swapping out ground beef for turkey in my meatloaf! I just made this up for dinner last night and it was so yummy that I had to share!

Cheddar BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

In mixing bowl combine:

1 lb ground turkey breast (such as Jennie-O)

1/4 cup bbq sauce (my fav KC Masterpiece)

3/4 cup shredded cheddar

1 tablspoon Worcestershire  sauce

1 teaspoon each salt and pepper

1 teaspoon dried basil

4 slices whole wheat bread chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped small

3 cloves garlic

Mix all ingredients well, form into a loaf pan that you sprayed down with a non-stick baking spray. Drizzle top with more bbq sauce and bake for 40 min on 375*. Enjoy! Serves 4-5

(also pictured with the meatloaf is a heirloom tomato and provolone cheese baguette as a side dish)