Friday, March 28, 2014

Cauliflower Shepherds Pie Recipe

I have a confession, on Wednesday night I cheated. 
It was a long day and I was tired. 
I tend to cheat when I'm tired. 

I went and got my regular from Del Taco. With a Diet Coke, and no it's not because I'm on a Diet that I drink Diet Coke. I hate it when people make that assumption about Diet soda drinkers. I like the taste, so I drink it. 

Anyways, I noticed something. My taste buds have completely changed. 
It was DISGUSTING. I hated it. It tasted fake, almost chemically. Even the Diet Coke tasted funny. Yet I still ate the whole thing. Dumb. 

Anyways, I wanted to be real with you guys since that is so important. I don't want people to think I never cheated, never made mistakes and expect that perfection from themselves. It's OK to make mistakes, just let it be a cheat meal instead of a cheat day, that turns into a cheat week then progresses to giving up. I'm so proud of myself for realizing that. Instead of an all or nothing attitude. 

I wanted to share one of my new favorite recipes with you that I've had for my lean and green meals. 

Cauliflower Shepherds Pie

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Ingredients:
2 medium heads of Cauliflower
1 wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese
Extra Lean Ground Turkey (Cooked)-6oz =1 lean meat serving so keep that in mind.
1 can of Italian Diced Tomatoes blended until smooth like a sauce
2% Mozzarella Cheese
Garlic Seasoning (Powder or Salt will work)

What I did was first cut up my cauliflower and rinsed it. Then I put it in water and brought it to a boil until it was fork tender. Then Strain it. 

While it is hot, add in your garlic seasoning and wedge of laughing cow cheese. I used my ninja to blend it up until it was the consistency of mashed potatoes. I'm sure you could use an immersion blender. 

I got a glass casserole dish and put my ground turkey meat on the bottom layer. Here's where it gets interesting. If you're following take shape for life, then 6 oz of lean turkey meat is one serving for your meal. So you will need to do some work in dividing up your serving. 

From there I put on my tomato sauce made from the diced tomatoes. I put on an adequate because it counts as a "green". I topped it with the cauliflower mashed potatoes. And then sprinkled on 2% mozzarella cheese before I put it on broil in the oven (since everything was already hot and just needed to melt the cheese). I let it stay in until the cheese was completely melted and a little brown on top. Just the way I like it. 

It was delicious! I liked to eat a lil sriracha with mine, just for a little kick. But you could have ketchup or just the way it is! Just remember your condiments and counting those! 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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