Mash Mash Mash

Happy, happy Sunday peeps. I can easily say I’ve had two of the greatest weeks and haven’t done anything other than the norm, making me realise how much I love life right now. Anyway, less of the mushiness…

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Sunday always make me crave comfort food to remind me of home, which is what has inspired todays post. Mash potato is an absolute comfort joy when copious amounts of butter and cream are added to create a smooth, creamy mash. However, with cream and butter comes the added fat and salt content not excellent for a balanced meal.

During the week I tend to stick to chicken/turkey/fish and effectively two veg which I have been brought up on. So, as always I’ve tried to use alternatives from the calorie loaded mash and have discovered two firm favourites – sweet potato, chilli and feta mash and cauliflower mash. Both easy to make, super tasty and super healthy.

Cauliflower Mash

IMG_7730So, as mentioned meat and two veg. Cauliflower mash is as super simple and just a case off boiling up some chopped cauliflower in seasoned water until tender. Then add some salt and pepper, a splash of almond milk, pureed garlic and mash with… a masher?

Cauliflower health benefits – packed with nutrients and vitamins which help prevent cancer, inflammation of diseases and supports the digestive system due to the large volume of fibre it contains.

Sweet Potato Chilli and Feta Mash

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Sweet potato is an excellent complex carb, thus a better source of carbohydrate compared to your standard potato. There are more health benefits about the sweet potato on my cauliflower, sweet potato and chickpea curry post. I mash this with one chopped chilli and a couple of chunks of feta cheese for a taste sensation.

Enjoy! Fx

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