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SWEET “POTATO” CASSEROLE

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without my mom’s sweet potato casserole. I thought of an interesting twist to lower the calories and carbs… See you don’t have to gain the estimated 15 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years and still enjoy comfort food!

 

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3 cups mashed cauliflower
1 cup pumpkin (or more…if you want a deeper color)
1/4 cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1/4 tsp stevia glycerite)
-Or you could use NATURE’S HOLLOW xylitol syrup
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

TOPPING:
1/2 cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1/4 tsp stevia glycerite)
1/2 cup almond flour or almond meal
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans

Place cauliflower florets in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.) Place the cooked cauliflower in a food processor and blend until very smooth.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower, pumpkin, Swerve, eggs, almond milk, salt, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla. Mix together and pour into a greased 13×9 inch baking dish.

To prepare the topping, combine the Swerve, almond flour, 1/3 cup melted butter and pecans. Mix together and crumble over “sweet potato” mixture. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes. Serves 10

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON:
1 cup Sweet Potato = 180 calories, 41 carbs, 7 fiber
1 cup Pumpkin = 30 calories, 7 carbs, 1 fiber
1 cup Cauliflower = 28 calories, 5 carbs, 2.8 fiber

Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole = 407 calories, 68.6g carbs, 2g fiber
“Healthified” Casserole = 268 calories, 26.2g fat, 4.4g protein, 6.9g carbs, 2.5 fiber (88% fat, 6% protein, 10% carbs)

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