step 1. Make dinner plans. if you decide mashed potatoes is what you want, try this hidden veggie trick!
step 2. Use fresh or frozen, preferably local & organic, cauliflower (as much or as little as you want) and boil with potatoes (as much or as little as you want) until all are tender. Here I used water, but since these were taken I use low sodium chicken broth to boil them in for a little extra nomnomnommmm :)
step 3. use fresh garlic & chop or mince or grate to your families desired texture
step 4: Add feta, seasonings, pepper, garlic, & organic milk (as desired). Here I made a hearty side with organic turkey bacon from Trader Joe's & it was served with Broiled Talapia & fresh green beans & salad! (so that's actually 3 veggies, a starch, and 2 proteins!,right?)
step 5. Using a potato masher or food processor, once again, COMPLETELY based on what your family eats, mash or blend to consistency and voilà a hidden veggie in a delish side dish!
Health Fact: Cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates and thiocyanates which increase the activity of enzymes that eliminate carcinogens and decrease the activity of enzymes that activate cancer-causing agents. This makes cauliflower a great cancer-fighting food!
I also have this AMAZING baked version I found on Spark Recipes.. of course I'll the link! I've made it twice and once with a little extra paprika for a kick! Don't forget try to use your logic of how to make it healthier! I use organic cream cheese and depending on which brand has the lowest sodium & fat, etc.. I use that one. I also try to get fresh cheeses not pre-shredded & if I'm really feeling spunky a little Greek Yogurt Plain on top (tastes JUST like sour cream but SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU!)
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=727515
because I'm lazy, a link to SOME healthy benefits of Greek Yogurt (now I use GY in replacement of sour cream. If you take a big bite thinking it's like regular yogurt you're going to be sadly disappointed! If you're interested in GY for a permanent switch we eat Chobani's flavors with low, natural sugars!) http://www.livestrong.com/article/86488-benefits-greek-yogurt/
Hope this inspires some GREAT dinners to go with a hidden veggie trick or a cheesy mash!