Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - Arkansas Demo­crat-Gazette/ JEN­NIFER CHRISTMAN — Jen­nifer Christman Slim Pickings is a weekly re­view of light foods. Email: jchrist­man@arkansason­

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 green­

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.

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