Get Creative!

  November 27, 2011  |    Blog

Looking for easy ways to slip healthy fruits and vegetables into your kids’ meals? We feel for you if you’re at your wits end and you feel like you can’t get your kids to eat enough nutrient-rich veggies. If the only way you can get your kids to swallow any veggies is to sneak some healthy foods into their diets without them knowing, try these recipes! Later, when you tell them they actually ate vegetables, they’ll be more likely to try other vegetables too! Making switches also helps to lower the calories and fat of the food you’re eating!

This is another variation of our Skinny Mashed Potatoes that we make at Thanksgiving (! It’s a “mock” mashed potato recipe!

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (omit if your kids don’t like garlic)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash Salt Free Table Blends
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish


  1. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces.
  2. Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
  3. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done.
  4. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
  5. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, and Mrs. Dash until almost smooth.
  6. Garnish with chives, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 153
Fat: 12g (sat fat 7g)
Carbohydrates: 8g
Fiber: 4g

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