Okay, I have Gestational Diabetes, which means I have to watch my intake of carbs and starches. I LOVE mashed potatoes and since I was making mini meat loaves tonight, I thought it would make a good side dish. But since I have Gestational Diabetes, I thought I’d look for a healthier alternative. I found this video and tried it out, but tweaked it just a bit. Instead of adding milk at the end, I added garlic and herbs gourmet spreadable cheese (about a cup or an 8 oz. container, Rondele brand, available in the special cheeses section of the grocery store). This gave it a wonderful garlic mashed potatoes flavor, and made it nice and creamy. I asked Nathan if he noticed anything strange about the potatoes or if they tasted different. Since he knows I’ve been using Splenda these days, he asked if I put some in the potatoes… silly man. Then he tasted the potatoes again and said they just tasted like mashed potatoes. He was surprised when I told him it was actually potatoes and a head of cauliflower. So there you have it. If you’re brave enough, try it out. I might even try just mashing cauliflower next time and leaving out the potatoes all together. The dish is higher in fiber, lower in starch, but still really tasty. This side went really well with the mini meat loaves I made. I made mini ones since they’re quicker to cook than a whole meat loaf (25 minutes in the oven). Yay for quick dinners!