| For you hardcore fat slurping keto-low-carbers: you’ll probably want to stop reading. This one is likely to break the bank. You’ve been warned!|
So... what is this carby nonsense doing here, anyway?
Honestly? I don’t know. I’m human. I’m reckless. I’m fallible. *sigh*
It’s designed for a holiday side dish. On the holidays, I’m willing to stretch my dietary guidelines (and waistband) a wee little bit. This is me trying to meet my own quest to behave with my longing to be bad during the holidays.
See, what I write on the blog and in my recipes isn’t always 100% of the truth. There’s a better than average shot that I’ll eat some regular ol’ mashed po-taters on Thanksgiving. I won’t actually TELL anyone, though. It’ll happen under the table, as I tie my shoes. I mean, it’s a day designed to celebrate an abundant harvest... with gluttony! I struggle during these holiday feasts. My mind plays tricks. It feels almost sacrilegious to skip the ol’ mashed po-taters (with all the soft inconsistently sized lumpules roaming around).
Now, if it were just you and our low-primal friends, this is what I’d make, instead. It’s sweet potatoes, instead of regular potatoes. At least there’s a bit of a nutritional boost by going this direction. I also dilute the carbs in the sweet potatoes by adding carrots (same color and a nice complementary flavor!). Then, the parmesan is there, because... cheese. Then, it’s loaded with all the good fat and butter and cream we all know and love. Hubbuh hubbuh!
Let’s not forget the absolutely logical slippery slope. Bodies love stasis. They hate big dietary changes, dramatic weight loss, etc. even if it’s good for us. Any time you give it the same basic diet of this and that, it really settles in and can actually make weight loss a bit harder to do, simply because your body has adapted and has settled into its new digs. Once every 4 to 6 weeks, it can actually be a wonderfully good thing to throw your body a monkey wrench like this. It keeps the body guessing!
... Just... you know... not too much!
Anywhoo... now that you know my secrets... what time are y’all coming over for dinner? I’ve got a carrot-sweet potato mash all set and ready to go. It’s orange looking, smooth, and delicious!
Happy Holidays! 🦃
Note: Substituting Kabocha Squash for the sweet potatoes will drop the carbs by quite a bit and taste great. It may not be as smooth, but, it’ll still taste wonderful. Just a thought...