Cheesy Cauliflower Ham Casserole
It has been some time since my last post. The main reason is that I just haven’t been eating much lately. Since February of this year, I have lost about 16 pounds. This is the lightest I’ve been in about 16 years. Although I eat low carb, the weight really started to come off when I cut calories and started exercising. I also have been taking an EGCg Green Tea Extract made by NOW Foods.
Tonight, I thought I’d make a casserole since they are so easy to put together. I had some ham in the refrigerator and thought it would go well mixed with cauliflower as a sort of faux potato. I used some really lean breakast ham with no added sugar. I chose to use taco cheese because it has a nice spicy flavor. A little dried minced onion and garlic powder rounded out the taste. I used mostly almond milk because it is both low calorie and low carb. A little bit of cream was added to get the fat that makes food taste so good.
1 pound ham
1 16 oz bag frozen cauliflower, or mix with broccoli
2 cups taco cheese, shredded
½ cup almond milk
¼ cup heavy cream
1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup crushed pork rinds, optional
Preheat oven to 325F. Microwave cauliflower 5 minutes. Mix ham and cauliflower in casserole dish. Beat egg with milk, cream, dried onion and garlic powder. Stir egg mixture into ham and cauliflower. Reserve 1/2 cheese. Mix remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese with other ingredients. Top mixture with reserved cheese and crushed pork rinds, if desired. Bake for 40 minutes.
Makes 4 servings
Net carbs per serving: 6 g