Since beginning Whole30 back in July, my entire life has changed. Yep, I realize how totally cliche that sounds and I am perfectly ok with it – because it is true. My Whole30 Experience was incredible, and since then I have maintained the lifestyle about 90% – splurging on my last two press trips but staying compliant at home. However with the holidays coming up, I know it is going to be easier and easier to let myself slide if I do not have a plan. So I began this week testing out some “Whole30 Holiday” type food so that when the big day comes, I know I will be serving my family something super tasty – and super healthy.
This week I tried out a Carrot and Cauliflower Mash that was absolutely amazing. The recipe was not only delicious – it was quick and easy to make. The recipe said it served four, but all four of us were wishing for more. It had a sweet and savory taste at the same time – pairing perfectly with chicken, but will also be amazing alongside ham or turkey.
- one head of cauliflower , steamed or boiled until soft
- 2 cups of carrots , steamed or boiled until soft
- 1 medium sized yellow onion , diced
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1/4 cup olive oil , divided
In a large skillet, put half of olive oil, diced onion and seasonings and sauté slowly until onion is translucent.
Pour onion mixture in to large food processor.
Add in carrots and cauliflower, and process until smooth – slowly drizzling in remaining olive oil.
Serve with your favorite Whole30 meat. Voila!
I can not wait to serve this Whole30 side dish next to my big Thanksgiving Turkey. I will be doubling – if not tripling the recipe – we loved it that much. Plus I love that it was simple and only took a few minutes to make. The girls have already asked when we can have it again. Talk about a huge win!
Do you cook healthy for the holidays?