Healthy Slow-Cooker Thanksgiving Sides: Homestyle Mashies, Cranberry Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
1/5th of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 108 calories, 3.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 331mg sodium, 16g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 4g protein
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Chunky, garlicky, skin-on potatoes, with a calorie-slashing assist from cauliflower! This recipe is a must...
Cook: 2 1/2 hours on high or 5 hours on low
12 oz. (about 9) baby red potatoes, halved
3 cups cauliflower florets
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Optional topping: chopped scallions
Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Add potato, cauliflower, and 1 cup water.
Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours or on low for 5 hours, or until cauliflower and potatoes are soft.
Turn off slow cooker. Drain potato and cauliflower in a strainer. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add all remaining ingredients. Thoroughly mash and mix.
MAKES 5 SERVINGS
1/4th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 138 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 398mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 14g sugars, 3.5g protein
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
OMG. These are the kind of freakishly delicious veggies that will change the minds of any Brussels-phobic family members...
Cook: 2 hours and 15 minutes on high or 4 1/2 hours on low, plus 15 minutes
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
In a medium bowl, combine mustard, oil, and 1/4 cup water. Whisk thoroughly.
Place halved Brussels sprouts and dried cranberries in a slow cooker. Add mustard mixture, and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook on high for 2 hours and 15 minutes or on low for 4 1/2 hours, or until sprouts are tender and lightly browned.
Add vinegar to a small pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Stirring frequently, cook until thickened to a syrup-like consistency, about 12 minutes.
Stir sprouts, and drizzle with balsamic reduction.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
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