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.
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.
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:
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?
Even if you have, I bet you haven’t tried Cauliflower Totchos! Here’s the tasty scoop on this revamped recipe.
Cauliflower Totchos Recipe
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
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Brown ground beef in large skillet and drain. Stir in salsa and cook 3 minutes or until heated through.
- 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.
- 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