Nerds Gotta Eat: Smashed Fake-tatoes

We should start off with a little admittance; the potatoes aren’t completely fake. There is potato in there, but there are other things in it as well to make it less bad for you. I love potatoes, but I get really bummed about the way I feel about myself after eating them. So I decided to halve my potatoes, and add in the most similar vegetable to make them slightly less terrible for me! Plus I got to try out my new crock-pot.


Surprise, it’s cauliflower. Cauliflower is significantly better for you; an entire head of cauliflower still has fewer calories than a single potato. Wild, right? check out the serving differences below.


Fewer calories, fat, and carbs, with more protein, fiber, and sodium (last one’s not so great, but also, who eats an entire head of cauliflower in one sitting?). So let’s get down to the how – to.


You’ll need:
1 small slow cooker
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
4 small to medium potatoes
1 bag of frozen cauliflower


And thats really it! Skin and chop your potatoes, while letting your cauliflower start to thaw out. Put the chopped potatoes and cauliflower into your slow cooker, and cover with the vegetable stock. Leave them cooking on high for about 3 hours. After they’ve reduced a bit and are warm and soft, soaking up all the vegetable stock, then you can mash them and serve! Super easy.


I thought they tasted almost exactly like regular mashed potatoes, especially when I ate them with a full meal. They were a tasty, healthier alternative that take almost no work; you can be working on other things while they’re cooking, and you don’t need to pay a ton of attention to them. I will be making these again soon, as it’s mashed potato season, and I feel far less guilty eating these. Try them, and let me know what you think!












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