WanderFood Wednesday: Healthier Bangers and Mash
I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolutions are typical this year, complete with the perennial favorite: lose weight. But, I can’t just stock my freezer with Lean Cuisine – I run a food blog after all! So for the first meal of the New Year, I decided to make one of my all-time favorite foods diet-friendly.
Bangers & Mash with Minted Mushy Peas
4 Smoked Chicken & apple sausages (from Trader Joe’s)
1 head cauliflower
2 tsp parmesan
1 Tb light sour cream
1 packet brown gravy mix, made according to package directions
2 Cups Peas
If you haven’t figured it out by the ingredients list, this version of Bangers & Mash doesn’t include carb-loaded potatoes, and the chicken sausages at 140 calories each are really reasonable.
Start by cooking the sausages on the stove top over medium heat, turning every so often to avoid burning.
Microwave the cauliflower with a little water in a microwave safe dish for 6 minutes until you can easily cut it with a butter knife, then combine it with the parmesan, sour cream, garlic salt and pepper using a food processor or immersion blender. Blend until it has the consistency of mashed potatoes.
For the peas, take a small pot and empty the 2 cups peas in with some water. Cover and leave for a few minutes to steam. Add a pat of butter and stir in with the chopped mint. Mash with a potato masher and season to taste.
Now pour that prepared gravy all over everything and enjoy! My husband didn’t even realize the “mash” was cauliflower. I’d say this pairs perfectly with A&E’s Pride and Prejudice, which we marathoned through on New Year’s Day.
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