Now I know what your thinking… This is not a very healthy dish and why would I be posting a dish like this on my health and fitness blog!? What am I thinking right?
Well I did have a reason for making this dinner today and I will explain why.
Nutrition is all about balance right? And with flexible dieting (see my blog on this) we aim to balance our carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, throughout the day. Today I had planned to have a day where I wasn’t going to eat the most healthy things just because we all need a day like this and it is around the holidays too right. But also… because it was Christmas baking day…
So why make this unhealthy dinner on a day I had planned to eat a bunch of sugar? Because the majority of Christmas baking is sugar. Sugar is a carbohydrate. In order to balance my carbohydrates with my fats for the day cue: my low carb cheesy cauliflower casserole.
It’s got a significantly higher fat intake with only 11g of carb from vegetables in it. So today I didn’t focus a whole lot on my micronutrients but instead I consciously chose to not overeat but to BALANCE my macros out as much as I could.
So on days you plan to eat all the Christmas treats try to stick to lower carb dishes like this to balance your carbs and fats and of course get your protein in too, always! Then tomorrow you can focus on filling up your nutrient tank.
Cals per serving 319
4-5 strips bacon
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 head of cauliflower chopped
½ cup low sodium chicken broth
½ cup shredded parm
2 tbsp margarine (I use becel olive oil margarine)
½ cup cheddar cheese
2 scallions (green onions) chopped
In a large skillet pan cook bacon until slightly crisp (not totally). Remove from pan and drain grease but don’t wash pan. Throw onion and garlic onto greasy pan on high heat and stir for 2 minutes. Throw in chopped cauliflower and toss to coat. Pour chicken broth in and cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Cauliflower should be soft. Stir in parm and butter to combine. Pour all of this into baking dish, sprinkle with bacon, cheddar cheese, and scallions. Broil for 5 minutes.
Enjoy your day off!