WHAT: Green Giant Mashed Cauliflower
STATS: Varies by flavor. A half-cup of the Cheddar & Bacon flavor (sold in 20-ounce boxes with 4.5 servings each) contains 90 calories and 6 fat, 6 carbohydrate, 2 fiber, 3 sugar and 3 protein grams. We found them at Wal-Mart, 700 Bowman Road, Little Rock. Visit greengiant.com.
THE SKINNY: We’re still on our cauli kick.
Last week we reviewed riced cauliflower by Birds Eye. This week, for our lowcarb and low-cal Slim Pickers, we’re sampling another cruciferous freezer find: Green Giant Mashed Cauliflower, prepared with whole milk and butter. Available in three flavors (Original, Cheddar & Bacon and Garlic & Herb), the microwaveable side dish mimics mashed potatoes without the starch.
Naturally, I sampled the most indulgent cheese-and bacon version of the family size side (well, tiny family size; the half-cup portions really don’t amount to much). It still tasted and smelled like cauliflower, but the creamy texture could convert a spud lover. I’d probably prefer the plain or garlic versions; the rubbery little bacon bits distracted more than they delighted.