Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

In recent years it seems that cauliflower-based products has become a new trend. At Achieve Weight Loss we like this vegetable for several reasons:

  1. It is a Fibrous Carbs (FC). Cauliflower is in the species, Brassica oleracea, which includes other vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and many more.
  2. It can help neutralize the Fat Truck. This will not trigger the Fat Truck and can actually help slow the response of insulin due to the fiber content.
  3. It can be a freebie. Cauliflower is about 92% water and contains only about 25 calories per 100 grams.

Cauliflower can be a great tool in your weight loss lifestyle! Because it can be a wonderful weapon in the battle against weight, food manufacturers have decided to capitalize on this fact by making products such as cauliflower mashed potatoes. Are these products good for a weight loss lifestyle? Are there hidden dangers? How can these products be safely used?

Pro’s (Compared to regular mashed potatoes)

  • Lower in calories than traditional mashed potatoes
  • Lower in total carbohydrates than traditional mashed potatoes

Con’s (Compared to simple, homemade mashed cauliflower potatoes)

  • Higher in calories
  • Higher in total carbs due to milk sugars

Safest Use

On the Achieve Weight Loss Lifestyle, you can eat a large amount of Fibrous Carbs per meal; however, if you are going the route of grocery store brands, we’d recommend using the same portion for store-based mashed cauliflower mashed potatoes as you would for a Natural Carb (NC) due to the higher calorie/carb count. The danger is to overeat these products because they are “Cauliflower” but in the process eating more calories than you need for the meal.

Product Recommendations

While there are several product brands from which to choose, the one which has the best numbers that we have seen is the Bird’s Eye Veggie Made Mashed Cauliflower.