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Boom! Here we are at the week before Thanksgiving and that means hosting or attending holiday gatherings with family and friends. I don’t know why I feel like it always creeps up on me because it’s the same time every year, but here we are, right? And the month of December is usually full of all kinds of activities too so finding balance with healthy but tasty meals can be a bit more challenging this time of year. Well, Produce for Kids has you covered with their FREE Festive Flavors E-book! Last year, I shared with you their Cranberry Apple Crisp that was SO yummy so this year I’ve decided to share with you their Simple Slowcooker Mashed Potatoes. Who doesn’t love a dish that can be made in the slowcooker? It not only saves you time but also frees up your oven to use for other tasty dishes—one thing I know many of you all struggle with when trying to get a holiday meal to the table at the same time.
Before I get to the mashed potatoes recipe, I want to share with you a few great things going on with Produce for Kids this season. The e-book includes 12 great recipes to help make your holidays a little healthier without sacrificing flavor! There are also tips on how having a plan can help you get through the holidays and how to use up those leftovers too!
First off, go download your own FREE copy of the eBook by clicking here. In addition to this great FREE guide, Produce for Kids will be hosting a 12-Weeks of Slowcookers contest where you can enter to win this holiday season. Just visit the Produce for Kids Facebook page from now through to Dec. 31 to enter the #FestiveFlavors Sweepstakes for more details on how to win a new slowcooker. They’re giving away a new one EVERY week from so be sure to use the hashtag #FestiveFlavors on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.
If you’re on Facebook, you can also check out the Ask the Expert thread from when I hosted the chat a few days ago.
We shared tips and ideas for meal planning for the holidays as well as some recipe ideas. Feel free to add any other questions as I’m checking back periodically to answer new questions.
Simple Slowcooker Mashed Potatoes
Now on to the recipe. This recipe couldn’t be easier…just throw a few ingredients in the slowcooker and set on high for about 4 hours. Then mash and stir in the Greek yogurt and you’re good to go. I also love that they have cauliflower in here. My family was wise to the addition and said they tasted “different” (I told them what was in there) but still enjoyed them–yay for extra vitamins! These are a great addition to any holiday—or year round—table.
Simple Slowcooker Mashed Potatoes
- 1½ cups cauliflower florets
- 1½ lbs. red potatoes quartered
- ½ sweet onion chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. parsley chopped
- Blend cauliflower in food processor until fine.
- Add cauliflower, potatoes, onion, 1 cup water, garlic, salt and pepper to slow cooker. Cook on high 4 hours.
- Mix in yogurt with hand mixer until well incorporated. Top with parsley.
I hope you’ll take advantage of all these great ideas and opportunities from Produce For Kids. What are some of your favorite ways to keep the holidays healthy?
Disclaimer: I am a Parents on Produce board member and have been compensated for this post but all opinions are enthusiastically my own.