St. Patrick’s Day Weight Loss Recipe: Low-Carb Colcannon

Colcannon_healthyIf you’re Irish, prepare to be seriously offended. It’s not that a lucky parade of corned beef, soda bread and potatoes washed down with green beer doesn’t make for a marvelous time. It’s that it makes for an unwelcomed corned beef-soda bread-potatoes-green beer belly afterwards.

Here’s a fantastically delicious, low-fat and low-carb compromise that will allow you to enjoy some traditional festive fare like colcannon this St. Patrick’s Day, but won’t make you stout afterwards. Cauliflower makes for a surprisingly tasty and creamy substitute for mashed potatoes, with far less starch and carbs and far more fiber and antioxidants.

And with the addition of detoxifying kale – it’s green too!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 Low-Carb Cauliflower Colcannon

Ingredients

2 cups cauliflower

2 handfuls kale, washed

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil

½ teaspoon sea salt

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  1. Place the cauliflower and garlic into a steamer basket. Lay the kale leaves on top. Steam the vegetables for about 8 minutes.
  2. Remove the steamer basket from the heat, and remove the kale leaves to a separate plate. Once the cauliflower has cooled a bit, place the cauliflower, garlic, oil and salt into a food processor and blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  3. Tear up the kale leaves and throw them into the food processor, pulsing them in until they are roughly chopped up and evenly distributed throughout the colcannon.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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