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Mashed Potato Snowman

Mashed Potato Snowman Activity

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The winter holidays are filled with cookies, candy, and other sugary indulgences. To offset the treats with a little extra nutrition, create a frosty—and edible!—friend, made completely of wholesome vegetables. Your child will have so much fun building and eating his snowman, he won’t even realize he’s eating a serving of vegetables!

What You Need:

  • 3 russet potatoes
  • ½ cup cooked, pureed cauliflower
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Fresh or frozen peas
  • Small, thin carrot sticks

What You Do:

  1. Wash, peel, and boil potatoes until soft.
  2. Drain cooked potatoes and place into a large bowl.
  3. Have your child use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they're smooth.
  4. Help your child add the cauliflower puree, salt, and butter and mix until well-combined.
  5. Chill potatoes in the refrigerator for several hours.
  6. Using an ice cream or melon scoop, or clean hands, help your child form three balls out of the potato mixture for the snowman’s body.
  7. Stack the scoops on top of each other, snowman-style, pressing them down gently to secure them in place.
  8. Add carrot sticks for the nose and arms, and peas for the eyes and mouth.
  9. Warm slightly in the microwave, if desired, then gobble him up before he “melts.”

Makes 2-5 snowmen, depending on size.

Updated on Nov 9, 2012
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