Review - Bring Healthy Holiday Deliciousness to the Table with Country Crock

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Shedd's Spread Country CrockDuring the holidays, unhealthy (yet delicious) food choices abound!  From the ooey, gooey desserts to the fresh baked breads and decadent side dishes, the pounds seem to pile on with each passing minute.  Although a healthy diet always consists of a bounty of vegetables, there are so many other tasty options available during the holidays, that our veggie dishes typically take a back seat.

This year, let Country Crock help you have a healthy holiday with plenty of fresh vegetable side dish ideas to please your family's palette.

Country Crock and Your Favorite Veggie Recipe Combine for a Healthy Holiday

Country Crock Healthy HolidayIt's truly amazing what a dollop of Country Crock can do!  I'm not a veggie lover...as a matter of fact, I'm pretty much the exact opposite.  BUT, when I sprinkle a little salt and pepper on my veggies coupled with a bit of Country Crock, suddenly those borderline veggies taste MUCH better...and remember, this is coming from a perpetual "veggie-phobe".  Couple the fresh taste of Country Crock butter with fresh vegetables and watch even the pickiest eaters gobble them up without complaint.

What's more, I can feel good about adding Country Crock to our holiday veggie dishes for it has 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter.  It's a terrific way to add that buttery richness and flavor to a healthy dish without compromising the healthiness of what you're eating.  Of course, speaking as someone who is always watching their waistline, I appreciate anything that works WITH me and not AGAINST me!

Country Crock Holiday Veggie Kit

The Country Crock Chronicle is a great source for healthy ways to incorporate Country Crock into your diet.  Make sure to stop by regularly for a wealth of ideas to bring to the table.  This holiday season, I'm going to be preparing the following side:

Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower Recipe

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

  1. Cover potatoes, cauliflower and garlic with water in 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until vegetables are very tender, about 15 minutes; drain.
  3. Return vegetables to saucepan; mash. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Have a healthy holiday celebration this year with plenty of fresh veggie recipes garnished with Country Crock!

4.5 Star Product Review
Disclosure: I received the Country Crock Holiday Veggie Kit mentioned above from Country Crock in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.

I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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