Crockpot Carolina Style Barbecue with Mashed Cauliflower
This is one of my favorite meal preps yet. Probably because it is not chicken or turkey. Whole Pork loin was on sale at Harris Teeter so I got 9lbs of it and made 5lbs of barbecue. I loosely used a recipe from pinterest but altered it slightly – then realized that as a “dry rub” the seasoning should not just be all dumped on the meat once its cooked. Had it been used as a dry rub, some of the spices would’ve cooked out and it wouldn’t have been overpowering. This is how I got 5lbs of the stuff – I had to throw in an extra 2lbs to dilute the spice blend. Nobody’s perfect…
While it’s still pretty dang spicy it’s freaking delicious for a low-fat version of some carolina barbecue. And it goes great with the mashed cauliflower. I definitely like staying away from starches as much as possible. It’s keeping my blood sugar levels more level and I don’t feel as many energy crashes and carb cravings throughout the day. So cauliflower it is! I used cabbot cheese (sharp cheddar) in these because it’s lactose free and they definitely needed some cheese. Other than that the recipe is pretty basic – puree some steamed cauliflower, add chicken or veggie broth, herbs/spices, and cheese and just blend until it’s the right texture. I topped them with green onions and some crumbled bacon!
Then the green beans of course – simple to just sautee. I added minced garlic and Worcestershire sauce to mine. They would be good with balsamic vinegar too probably.
I'm Ashley! I'm a 26 year old former engineer-turned Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach. I'm in love with fitness and eating to fuel my body and helping others do the same. I made a lot of mistakes along my journey to a healthier, happier life, and aim to prevent others from making them too. I want to prove that living healthy is easy and enjoyable! Search around for recipes that support a wide variety of diets and fitness goals - hopefully there is something for everyone here!