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    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 27th Apr 05, 12:16 AM
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    Diet cauliflower cheese
    • #1
    • 27th Apr 05, 12:16 AM
    Diet cauliflower cheese 27th Apr 05 at 12:16 AM
    I'm trying to get my daughter off ready meals so I've been playing. Here's tonights effort.

    450g frozen cauliflower (1/2 of ASDA value 900g bag so 24p)
    150g of Tesco healthy living cheese spread (3/4 of 200g tub so 45p)
    80g of Tesco value frozen peas (8p)

    Boil cauli and peas for 15 minutes. Transfer to glass dish and put on sprinkle of Parsley. Spread on cheese spread with knife. Bang under grill until cheese is starting to get burnt spots here and there. (I tried melting the cheese spread in a warm saucepan but it didn't work and wasn't nescesary anyway).

    Feeds 2. Per portion is 250 calories / 38p

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    • Magentasue
    • By Magentasue 27th Apr 05, 6:48 AM
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    • 27th Apr 05, 6:48 AM
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    • 27th Apr 05, 6:48 AM
    Or proper cheese sauce made with skimmed milk and proper mature cheddar? Or some creme fraiche mixed with grated cheddar.

    Not sure about calories for these so apologies if they're way higher than your idea.
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    • 27th Apr 05, 7:01 AM
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    • 27th Apr 05, 7:01 AM
    Or try pureed sweetcorn with a little skimmed milk or water added to thin kto sauce consistancy & just top with low fat chedder? I do this when my dad, who "doesn't like" sweetcorn but is getting a bit podgy, comes for dinner (mums instructions are secret low fat dinners please! )
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 27th Apr 05, 8:04 AM
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    • 27th Apr 05, 8:04 AM
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    • 27th Apr 05, 8:04 AM
    Will try the pureed sweetcorn trick as am having cauli cheese tonight. Thanks.
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 28th Apr 05, 8:28 AM
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    • #5
    • 28th Apr 05, 8:28 AM
    Even more diet - VEGAN cauliflower cheese substitute
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    • 28th Apr 05, 8:28 AM
    Don't shoot me down for not putting this on the recipe thread I think it should be here!

    Vegan cauliflower 'cheese'
    one cauliflower
    white sauce made with soya milk, (about half a pint) flour and vegetable margarine
    one tablespoon of marmite
    breadcrumbs from one slice of bread - any sort

    Cook the cauli by bringing to the boil then leaving in the lidded pan SWITCHED OFF for 10 mins, unless you like soggy veg
    make a white sauce with the other ingredients
    add half the breadcrumbs to the sauce, and the other half put on top of the cauli mixed with the sauce in a dish
    bake as conventional recipe or microwave on high for 4 minutes
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  • Lyndsay_21
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    • 28th Apr 05, 8:50 AM
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    • 28th Apr 05, 8:50 AM
    will try tha first cauli recipe sounds yummy i am on weight watchers and the tesco low fat cheese stuff is yummy thanks.
    • Trow
    • By Trow 28th Apr 05, 9:32 AM
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    • #7
    • 28th Apr 05, 9:32 AM
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    • 28th Apr 05, 9:32 AM
    You can also make a vegan cauli cheese using nutritional yeast flakes - they are 'cheesy' and my kids don't know the difference - although marmite being yeast extract might have a similar effect.
  • Penny-Wise
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    • 28th Apr 05, 12:12 PM
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    • 28th Apr 05, 12:12 PM
    You can make a cheese sauce using skimmed milk if you use some mustard and a chicken/vegetable stock cube you can use much less cheese and still get lots of flavour.
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    • Mado
    • By Mado 28th Apr 05, 8:44 PM
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    • #9
    • 28th Apr 05, 8:44 PM
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    • 28th Apr 05, 8:44 PM
    I only cook with low fat cheese... melted can't really taste the difference and healthy for everyone. Also I use a lot of evaporated milk in cooking. Makes a brilliant white sauce with a bit of flour.
    And if the cream has gone off, low fat cream cheese with milk (in the microwave and then mix well) works just as well.
    The kids never see the difference.

    I also have the best lowfat seafood chowder recipe...using eveoprated milk and flour. Just as tasty as the real thing.
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