Can you keep a secret?  I hide veggies sometimes.  I have found that people who claim to hate a vegetable will eat it very willingly if it is disguised as something else.

And really, even though I love my veggies, I like to sneak them for myself sometimes too.  A big bowl of mashed potatoes is incredibly comforting, but knowing they are also good for me puts a smile on my face.

So, what’s the secret here you ask?  Cauliflower!!  I decided to do potatoes and cauliflower together because I think its less detectable, and a really good combo.

I always leave the skin on potatoes.  A lot of the healthy nutrients are found in the skin, and it’s also much easier not having to peel the potatoes.  The skin won’t mash though, so I cut the potatoes into small cubes so the skins that are in there are smaller.

This is a fantastic dish to make for Thanksgiving.  And, if you make it, make sure to make lots so you will have leftovers.  I have plans for how you can use those!!! (Recipes to come after the holiday ;))  All the recipes for this week and next are awesome for Thanksgiving.  I just love holidays!!!

I also wanted to share that we got our power back last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited to get back to normal!! :)

Health highlights of cauliflower: cauliflower is anti-inflammatory which means it can help reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, even depression (which is still being researched further to explore the inflammation-depression link).  As a part of the cruciferous family (with broccoli) cauliflower contains potent anti-cancer compounds.  It also supports the body’s detoxification process.

Healthy Mashed Potatoes
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 6 Russet Potatoes (leave skin on) diced
  • 1 head Cauliflower (chopped to roughly the same size as the potatoes)
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Margarine (or butter)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot add the potatoes, cauliflower and cover with cold water
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes and cauliflower are tender, about 10-15 minutes
  3. Drain the potatoes and cauliflower
  4. Add them to a large bowl and add the garlic powder, margarine, and salt and pepper
  5. Beat using a hand electric mixer on the lowest speed until creamy and fluffy
  6. Dish up and serve!!

 

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