Low-carb, Twice-Baked Yams

While yams are fairly carby, here is a way to enjoy the dish without going whole yam-hog.

The shocker? The addition of a special ingredient to cut the carbs.
The addition of cream cheese adds to the savory value, also adding needed fat to help stave off any possible blood sugar issues due to the carbier nature of the yams.
Set aside half of the yams for another recipe.
Twice baked yams
8 small sweet potatoes
2 cups cooked, mashed cauliflower
1 package cream cheese*
salt and pepper
butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place yams on cookie sheet. Cut cross-hatch into the top (an “x”) and bake for an hour. Let cool for 15 minutes.
Change oven temperature to 350 degrees
Carefully peel back top edges from the yams. Leaving the shells intact, scoop out the innards. Keep half*, and save the rest for another recipe. Mash yam innards. Add mashed cauliflower, cream cheese and butter and mix until fluffy.
Spoon or pipe mixture back into the shells and bake for 20 minutes or until warm.
Optional: Top with sour cream, butter,bacon bits and cheese for a loaded version. For a sweeter flavor, sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon, and a small pat of butter. (Adjust nutritional values according to additions)
Makes 8 small yams.
*Nutritional information: Calories: 170, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 3 g, Net Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 12 g

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*Please note: The equivalent of a small yam would be .5 cup cubed cooked yams combined with .5 cup mashed cauliflower. Adjust for even lower carbs by adjusting the ratio of yams to cauliflower. To lower calories, cut cream cheese by half.
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