Have Kids That Don't Like Their Veggies? Try This!

Discussion in 'Raising Kids' started by karie, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. karie

    karie New Member

    "Mock" Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    1 medium head cauliflower
    1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan
    1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter

    Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.

    Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.

    In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.
    Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.

    Hint: Try roasting the garlic and adding a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste.

    Nutrition Information
    Nutritional Analysis per serving Calories 153
    Fat 12 grams Saturated Fat 7 grams
    Carbohydrates 8 grams Fiber 4 grams
    Net Carbohydrates 4 grams


  2. Phil Stones

    Phil Stones New Member

    mmmm sounds yummy ....
  3. wahl2008

    wahl2008 New Member

    That's a great idea!

    It sounds like a delicious recipe for adults too [​IMG]
  4. karie

    karie New Member


    Yes, great for adults, too! I love this!

    Karie [​IMG]
  5. Rosie1

    Rosie1 New Member

    Mmm, Yum! I made something similiar when I was on Atkins years ago. I just used regular cheddar cheese and no bouillon. This sounds sooo much better. Thanks!
  6. karie

    karie New Member

    Hi Rosie1,

    Your very welcome, hope you like it!

    Karie [​IMG]
  7. dmm1932

    dmm1932 New Member

    That sounds really yummy. I'll try this one on my kids this week. It will be interesting to see if they notice it's not mashed potatoes.
  8. coffee

    coffee New Member

    That sounds really good. Thank you for sharing.
  9. star0525

    star0525 New Member

    Will give it a try, but may omit the chives. Thanks.

    RICH4NURICHE New Member

    That could be the start of a new healthy kids recipe book. Maybe some Cha ching!

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