Photo by kmrtigger
Bring back the vegetable after the sweets-filled holiday season with these adorable Mashed Potato Snowmen from CafeMom kmrtigger.
CafeMom kmrtigger says, "To offset the treats with a little extra nutrition, create a frosty and edible friend, made completely of wholesome vegetables. Your child will have so much fun building and eating his snowman he won't even realize he's eating a serving of vegetables!"
Mashed Potato Snowmen by kmrtigger
3 russet potatoes
1/2 cup cooked, pureed cauliflower
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
Fresh or frozen peas
Small, thin carrot sticks
- Wash, peel, and boil potatoes until soft.
- Drain cooked potatoes and place into a large bowl.
- Have your child use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they're smooth.
- Help your child add the cauliflower puree, salt, and butter and mix until well-combined.
- Chill potatoes in the refrigerator for several hours.
- Using an ice cream or melon scoop, or clean hands, help your child form three balls out of the potato mixture for the snowman's body.
- Stack the scoops on top of each other, snowman-style, pressing them down gently to secure them in place.
- Add carrot sticks for the nose and arms, and peas for the eyes and mouth.
- Warm slightly in the microwave, if desired, then gobble him up before he "melts."
Makes 2-5 snowmen, depending on size.
Is the vegetable making a comeback in your home after the holidays?