There’s a New Tot on the Block

Sometimes a little salad or steamed broccoli is exactly the side dish you’re craving.
But sometimes, well, let’s be honest. You just want tots.

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Sorry Napoleon, but yeah — I’m always gonna want to eat my tots.
Especially now that there are more nutritious options out there than the standard white potato tater tots we grew up with.
I had noticed Green Giant Veggie Tots in the frozen veggie section of my grocery store recently, so when they reached out and offered to send me a few bags to try, I was totally on board. They come in Sweet Potato & Cauliflower, Corn, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Broccoli & Cheese flavors.
Are these a health food? Well, no — guys, they’re tots.

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But each serving does pack a full serving of veggies, if you stick to a single serving (which I know is hard to do, since a serving is only about six tots), and the nutritionals really aren’t too shabby. It varies by flavor, but, for example, here’s the Broccoli & Cheese:

Reasonable, right?
And, while we’re talking comfort food, let’s take things a step farther because, I mean, have you had tater tot nachos — better known as totchos?

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Even if you have, I bet you haven’t tried Cauliflower Totchos! Here’s the tasty scoop on this revamped recipe.

Cauliflower Totchos Recipe

INGREDIENTS
1 pound ground beef
1 (16-ounce) jar Ortega Salsa
1 (16-ounce) package Green Giant® Cauliflower Veggie Tots, cooked according to package directions
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup chopped tomato
DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Brown ground beef in large skillet and drain. Stir in salsa and cook 3 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Arrange cooked Green Giant Cauliflower Veggie Tots in 2-quart baking dish. Top with beef mixture then sprinkle with cheese. Bake 8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Top with lettuce, tomato and your favorite nacho toppings.

What are some of the snacks or sides you consider indulgences? Got any healthier options for ’em? —Kristen

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  1. Lisa says:

    I’ve had the broccoli, and the broccoli and cheese tots, and I love them! I’ll be trying some f the others too.

  2. Lisa says:

    That would be – some of the others…