everyone needs a good share of tater tots, everyone
even them grain free, gaps diet, paleo people…
dipped in hot sauce, coated with oil, sprinkled with salt, served with meat and veggies
and they go well with bacon! that’s good cause i like bacon
lots of bacon
but heres the dirt on tater tots: they are not healthy!
okay, okay, everyone already knows that….
but seriously, why must they be so bad for you?!?!
- they are made with potato. potato=white starch=bad!
- no veggies or good vitamins
- no good nutritional value
- fried in tons to oil
my recipe is the complete opposite:
- no potato/no white starches
- butternut squash has tons of good vitamins
- great source for fiber, magnesium, and potassium (according to webmd)
- not fried in oil! they are baked!
If you like this recipe please suggest it to others and feel free to leave me a comment, thank you!
PALEO NO-TATO TOTS
- 2 cups butternut squash (grated in a cheese grater)
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup finely minced onion (i put the onion in the food processor)
- 1/3 cup milk (almond milk, coconut milk, dairy milk)
- 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic (just trow it in the food processor with the onion)
- 4 tsp coconut flour
- 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
- salt to taste
- a dash of pepper or other spices you like
pre-heat oven to 400
peel the outer skin off the squash, then grate it with a cheese grater. This step might take two people: one to hold down the cheese grater and another to hold the squash. You can “rice” or “chop” the squash in a food processor/vita mix, but i like the texture better of the grated squash. Put your squash gratings in a bowl and add in all of the other ingredients. Put a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie tray to prepare for your tater tots. Shape the butternut squash mixture into small cylinder-shaped pieces and place on cookie tray. Put the cookie tray in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the tater tots half way through. Remove from oven and eat ’em up…. with hot sauce of course!
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