Cauliflower Tater Tots

These cauliflower tater tots are a delicious and super clever way to pack some veggies into a classic childhood snack.

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Childhood Tots

One of my favorite all-time childhood appetizers were tater tots. I mean, I was introduced to these little cylindrical crisps in my childhood school cafeterias. As I’ve gotten older and am now more aware of my health, I am trying to become more intentional about eating healthier foods.

This cauliflower tater tot recipe is the perfect accompaniment to my mushroom & Swiss burger recipe (or really anything else you may want to eat these with!). If you don’t feel like easting these with anything else, they are perfectly good with a side of sriracha, ketchup, or solo! Whatever floats your boat is the name of this game.

Cauliflower for Picky People!

If you have picky eaters at home and have been trying to figure out how to incorporate more veggies into their plates, consider this recipe. The way we prepare our veggies is everything. Your kids (or spouse!) will want to have more of this dish. 🙂

You can either prepare these tots in an air fryer or oven. They will taste great, regardless of your cooking method. Not only are these tots also lower in carbs, but if you’re adhering to Weight Watchers (and are on the Green plan), one serving will be worth 3 WW smart points.

These mouth-watering cauliflower tater tots will satisfy your savory tooth!
These mouth-watering cauliflower tater tots will satisfy your savory tooth!

Alright, I’ve spoken enough. Let’s move onto the recipe, shall we?!?

Cauliflower Tater Tots

These cauliflower tater tots are a delicious and superclever way to pack some veggies into a classic childhood snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: , tater tots, cauliflower, cauliflower tater tots, keto, low-carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 166kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer (optional)

Ingredients

  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. oil

Seasonings

  • cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. dried Italian seasoning (Parsley and Oregano)

Instructions

  • Coarsely chop the cauliflower into large, chunkypieces.
  • Afterwards,allow the pieces to boil in rolling hot water for about 3-5 minutes, or untiltender to the touch. Immediately drain.
  • Once the cauliflower finishes cooking, pulse inthe food processor until each of the pieces are roughly the size of grains ofrice (cauliflower rice). Afterwards, transfer the mixture into a large bowl.
  • Combine all of the following into the large bowlof cauliflower rice: the egg, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oil, and Italianseasonings. Mix until everything is well combined.
  • After mixing, take roughly the size of atablespoon of cauliflower rice mixture and form it into the shape of a tatertot and place the taters on a surface sizable enough to contain all of thepieces (about 30-35 tots!)

Air Fryer

  • Gently place enough tater tots in the basket and set on 375f for 20 minutes and flip halfway.

Oven

  • Have preheated oven set at 400 degreesF. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway.  Enjoy!

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166 calories per serving | 9.5g protein | 10.9g fat | 9g carbs | 3g fiber | 3 WW Smart Points (Green Plan)

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100 MINI RAINBOW PANCAKES

A plate filled with 100 mini rainbow pancakes!
A plate filled with 100 mini rainbow pancakes!

This 100 mini rainbow pancake recipe is a fun & colorful way to sneak in some yummy fruits and veggies into some pretty adorable little cakes. Your kids will love these!

The Big 100

For those who don’t know, The Funky Spork has a cooking channel on YouTube. Recently, the channel hit the amazing milestone of gaining 100 subscribers!! As a way to celebrate this achievement, I wanted to come up with a very special celebratory recipe.

Rainbow Pancakes!?

After brainstorming, I finally hit an ‘a-ha!’ moment: As many of you know, breakfast is one of my FAVORITE meals. I also love color. So why not combine the best of both worlds? The result was to cook 100 mini rainbow pancakes. I wanted to take this one step further by substituting traditional food dyes with natural fruit and vegetable purees. Creating purees not only result in naturally-derived colors, but also add in some additional nutrients into each of the pancakes. For my fellow parents and guardians looking for ways to satisfy your kids huger and nutrition,I think this is a dish you will enjoy.

As a way to celebrate my special 100-subscriber milestone, I will show YOU how to create 100 miniature RAINBOW pancake cereal using easy-to-make colorful homemade purees. Thanks for the inspiration, TikTok! ;D

P.S. I also wanted to take this moment to wish each and every single one of you a VERY happy Pride month! I know that so far, with everything going on right now, this month has been pretty rough. But I truly hope that this recipe can bring a little happiness into your life. <3

100 Mini Rainbow Pancakes

This 100 mini rainbow pancake recipe is a fun & colorfulway to sneak in some yummy fruits and veggies into some pretty adorable littlecakes. Your kids will love these!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberries, Breakfast, Brunch, rainbow food
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 561kcal

Equipment

  • Griddle
  • Chopsticks (for pancake flipping)
  •  4 medium bowls
  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients

Pancake Batter

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour divided into four ¾ cup servings
  • 7 tsp. baking powder divided into four 1.75 tbsp. baking powder measurements
  • 2 tsp. salt 4 portions of ½ tsp. each
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar 4 portions of ½ tbsp. white sugar
  • 2.5 cups unsweetened almond milk

Natural Food Coloring Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 ½ cups milk 4 portions of 5 ounces of milk
  • 6 tbsp. melted butter divided into 1.5 tbsp. per serving
  • 2 eggs, beaten divided into ½ egg per batter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract divided into ¼ tsps. portions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to the lowest temperature you have.While oven is preheating,  mix all of your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) into large bowl.Then make sure to evenly divide that larger mixture and separate it into a total of four different bowls). Set aside.
  • Preparing the purees: add the 5 ounces of blueberries, along with 5 ounces of milk, 1.5 tbsp. melted butter and ¼ of the beaten egg mixture, and the vanilla extract into your food processor. Blend until the puree turns into a smooth, rich consistency. Pour puree into a small cup and repeat this step for the rest of the produce (the raspberries,blackberries, and spinach).
  • Gently stir in one puree mixture per bowl and mix until each of the respective batters takes on the color of each of the purees. You will have a raspberry batter, a blueberry batter, a blackberry batter, and a spinach batter (don’t worry, your kids won’t be able to detect the spinach flavor!)
  • Heat a griddle to medium heat and lightly grease. With a tablespoon, take one barter, and drop teaspoon sizes of pancake mixture into your skillet and gently flip over with a small spatula (or chopsticks!) once each mini pancake begins to bubble. Quickly remove from heat once finished. Each batter should make approximately 25 miniature pancakes.Repeat this step for each of the batters.
  • Enjoy your baby pancakes in a cereal bowl and eat ‘em with a spoon! 😀

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Nutrition information (per serving):

561 Calories/ 14g Protein/ 19g Fat/ 85g Carbohydrates/ 5.5g Fiber

6 WW Smart points (for 8 mini pancakes or 1/12 serving-if on the Green Plan)

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How to Make Blueberry Crisp

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to incorporate blueberries into your next dessert, look no further than this blueberry crisp recipe! Just be warned, you MAY wind up eating the entire batch!

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This Blueberry Crisp recipe is one that I hope will put a smile on your face. 🙂

It’s still blueberry season in Florida. And for many, blueberries mean DESSERT! Now, before I proceed with the rest of this blog post, I have a bt of a confession to make:

I’m not a baker. At all. It’s just…not my thing!

I’m not kidding, I don’t bake very often.

Despite my claim, above, there is one very specific exception: crisps. I LOVE a good apple crisp. It’s one of the few desserts that I enjoy baking. Why? Not only is a[pple crisp delicious, but to be honest, it’s quite simple to make. And- unlike most other baking recipes, baking a crisp allows for SOME improvisation.

But what does apple crisp have to do with this particular recipe? Well, as I try my est to incorporate as many local and seasonal ingredients into each of my recipes, I knew that I had to do something with the rest of our blueberries before we move out, next weekend. With that being said, I combined forces with one of my all-time favorite desserts to create a beautiful melt-in-your-mouth hybrid: blueberry crisp.

You’re in for a Treat with this Crisp!

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a really simple yet scrumptious blueberry crisp which uses everyday ingredients. I would like to once again thank Keel Farms for these amazing blueberries. If you live in or around the Plant City, FL, area, check them out!

Image of blueberry crisp baked in a 9x12 inch glass oven-safe dish.
Blueberry crip fresh out from the oven!

If you’re gluten-free, please feel free to swap the flour for your preferred substitution.

But anyways…let’s move onto the recipe!

Blueberry Crisp

If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to incorporate blueberries into your next dessert, look no further than this blueberry crisp recipe!
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberries
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cold butter cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp. cold butter cut into pieces
  • 1 pinch salt

Filling

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries ripened
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square(2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix 3/4 cup flour, the oats,brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until blended. Cut in cold butter, using fork or pastry blender, until mixture is crumbly. (Do not over-mix. Don't worry if all of the butter clumps evenly disperse throughout the mixture. The magic will happen in the oven. Just wait!!) Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix Filling ingredients until well-coated. Spread evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle crumble over top. If you want extra crisp, feel free to place some extra dices of cold butter on top!
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until topping is golden brown and juices are bubbling along edges.
  • Cool at least 15-20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Nutrition information for the Blueberry Crisp (per serving)

302 Calories/ 3.9g Protein/ 7g Fat/ 62.4g Carbohydrates/ 4.6g Fiber

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Savory Turkey & Blueberry Croissants

A picture of three very delicious croissants on a medium plate, filled with turkey, cream cheese and fresh blueberries.
Savory blueberry and turkey croissants will be a hit during your next brunch party

These savory turkey & blueberry croissants are so tasty, that this dish will surely be a hit during your next brunch meal. This is also a great way to introduce your kiddos into the kitchen, too!

When Savory Meets Sweet

Just because you may be staying at home, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tasty brunch! In this video, I’m going to show you how to make an incredibly easy & delicious dish: Savory turkey & blueberry croissants! In the spirit of utilizing local seasonal ingredients, the blueberries for this particular recipe were sourced from Keel Farms, a local Plant City-based winery, blueberry & farming operation. These are so tasty, that this dish will surely be a hit during your next brunch meal. Even your mother-in-law may approve of these miniature bites! 😉

Drooling? Tag your favorite brunch buddy to this recipe post!

Savory Turkey and Blueberry Croissants

These Savory turkey & blueberry croissants are so tasty, that this dish willsurely be a hit during your next brunch meal.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Brunch
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Can of crescent roll dough sheets
  • 1/2 cup Cream cheese reduced fat
  • 8 Thin slices deli turkey
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Roll out crescent roll dough from can onto large un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Take the cream cheese and spread it evenly throughout the entirety of dough mixture.
  • Slice dough into 8 even rectangular pieces, and then separate each slice about 1 inch a part. Then, place 1 turkey slice over each rectangle (fold each turkey slice in half for a better fit on each slice).
  • Afterwards, layer 4-5 blueberries (1 spoonful) over each rectangle beginning at one end. Then, carefully at one end, begin to roll all ofthe ingredients into each pastry dough, until they resemble croissants.
  • Next, take egg, scramble and lightly wash the egg batter over each pastry with a brush.
  • After egg-washing, place the pastries on the oven at 375 Degrees F, and allow to bake for 12-13 minutes, or until each pastry is golden brown.
  • Enjoy!

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4 Servings (2 turkey & blueberry croissants)

Nutrition Information per serving: 350 Calories / 17g. Protein / 14g Fat / 39g Carbohydrates/ 1.9g Fiber /13 WW smart points (green plan)

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A stack of nine miniature two-inch savory sweet potato pancakes topped on a white plate. The pancakes are topped with sliced scallions.

Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yes, Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes!

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I know I have said this before, but I will say it again: If you know me, you KNOW that I absolutely LOVE both American breakfast dishes and Asian-inspired cuisine (Yes, I love the nuanced array of cuisines from this entire gorgeous continent). Moreover, one of my guilty pleasures is Yachaejeon, a very delicious Korean or vegetable pancake. Every few months, I get intense cravings for one of these bad boys, and drive over 30 miles to sink my teeth onto one of these delicacies.

Lately, I have had some serious cravings for Yachaejeon. Being that I want to improve at saving my precious pennies, I challenged myself with making my own version of a vegetable pancake meal, inspired by the mouth-watering Korean dish. After trying my best to be resourceful, I looked around at my own pantry and fridge to see that I had two solid ingredients: green onion, and local sweet potatoes.

The Verdict?

After experimenting with this dish and making some measurement (and ingredient!) tweaks, I am proud to say that I came up with a pretty darn tasty vegetable pancake recipe. While this dish is nothing like Yachaejeon, it is very delicious. Moreover, the sweet potatoes give this dish creaminess with a very subtle sweetness, while the green onion gives this dish a beautiful sultry aroma and tiny bite. Furthermore, this dish is also unique in that I used almond milk, and two eggs to bind the mixture together. I HIGHLY recommend following this recipe closely, and keeping the pancakes small in size, because the batter is very delicate and WILL crumble if you make them any bigger. Trust me.

Alright, folks. That’s all I have to say: A delicious savory pancake recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast or any other time of the day. Let’s move onto the recipe, shall we?

A stack of nine miniature two-inch savory sweet potato pancakes topped with scallions
A stack of yummy & savory sweet potato pancakes

Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yes, Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: savory pancakes, sweet potato pancakes, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 308kcal

Equipment

  • Griddle or large skillet
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 cups milk (any variety)
  • ½ tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup finely sliced green onion

Instructions

  • Coarsely dice the sweet potatoes into 1”-2” cubes and boil/steam for about 15-20 minutes or until tender with a fork. In this step, you will also peel the garlic cloves and place them in the same pot as the sweet potatoes to cook for the same amount of time (cloves should feel very tender with a fork). Remove from heat, rinse with cold water (to cool down), and gently peel the skin off. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, garlic, and soy sauce into a bowl and whisk until everything is well combined. In a separate bowl, combine all of the following dry ingredients:  the almond flour, baking powder and garlic.
  • Gradually combine the wet and dry ingredients, as well as the sweet potatoes and whisk for about two minutes, or until virtually all of the lumps are gone. The batter should look more liquid in nature. Once all of these ingredients are combined, mix in the green onion.
  • Heat skillet to medium and lightly grease with cooking oil of choice. Using a ladel, gently pour in batter to form miniature pancakes no bigger than the two inches in diameter in size (roughly the size of silver dollar pancakes). Allow to cook for roughly two minutes until the surface begins to bubble. Gently flip with a spatula, and allow to cook for two more minutes. Repeat until all of the mixture has been cooked.
  • (Optional step) Serve with a drizzle of sriracha, additional green onion slices, and enjoy!

Nutritional Information per serving:

308 calories/ 15.11 grams protein/ 19.6 grams fat/ 21 grams carbohydrates/ 4.5 grams of fiber


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Greek-Inspired Stuffed Waffles

Are you looking for something delicious & unique to prepare for your family? These Greek-inspired stuffed waffles are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! To be honest, I’m not a chocolate and rose type of person. My husband and I have made a lovely little tradition out of making breakfast for dinner each year. Why? Because breakfast is literally our favorite type of cuisine!

One of my favorite breakfast items are definitely waffles, for sure. I love em’ with pecans, and I definitely love them with either whimsical sweet potatoes or topped with some good ol’ fried chicken. But me being the quirky individual that I am, I knew that I couldn’t just come up with any plain ol’ waffle recipe.

This past week, as I was trying to figure out what to cook for the week, I had a huge craving for Greek-inspired cuisine. But at the same time, I was also having a huge craving for breakfast. After playing around with a couple concepts, my Greek-inspired waffles popped in my head like nothing! Why not create and enjoy a savory waffle stuffed with amazing Greek delicacies, was my thought.

One savory Greek-inspired stuffed waffle stacked in half on a plate against a wooden backdrop. All of the stuffing is spilling out.

I finally came up with something that I really think you and your family will enjoy. Heck, you can even make this for tonight’s Valentine’s meal, and skip the hassle of eating out! The ground lamb is deliciously seasoned, and balances so well with the melted feta cheese-all of which is ‘waffled’ between two layers of crescent rolls. If you are plant-based, please feel free to swap out the ground lamb and feta cheese for an alternative ingredient, such as vegan feta, or chick peas for your protein. Either way, this Greek-inspired stuffed waffles dish will be a good one. I promise!

Recipe

Savory Greek-Inspired Stuffed Waffles

These yummy savory Greek-inspired waffles are sure to be a dish that you and your family will enjoy
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Brunch, Waffles
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 483kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large skillet
  • Waffle iron

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rainbow Swiss chard or raw spinach
  • 1 small eggplant
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes
  • 8 oz. feta cheese
  • 8 oz. low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 16 oz Cans crescent rolls (or two 8 oz. cans)

2 tbsp. All-purpose Greek seasoning, or:

  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • ½ tbsp. pepper
  • ¼ tbsp. oregano
  • ¼ tbsp. parsley
  • ¼ tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tbsp. onion powder

Instructions

  • Dice eggplant into ½” cubes. You will then sliceeach grape tomato in half, and slice the Swiss chard into 1” pieces. Set allthe veggies aside.
  • Take a skillet and heat to medium-high for about30 seconds. Gradually add in the ground lamb and break into chunks. Once you doso, add in the rest of the chopped veggies, cover, and allow to steam for about5 minutes, or until the produce begins to sweat. Afterwards, remove the lid,stir several times, and finish cooking for 5 more minutes. During the last 5minutes, add the Greek seasoning to the mixture. Once the meat has browned, addin the tomato sauce, stir, and turn off the heat.
  • Take a cutting board or a large flat sheet, andbegin to spate each of the crescent pieces. Set aside.

Making the Waffles

  • Prior to pre-heating the waffle iron, use anonstick spray to coat both griddled sides. Cover each of the bottom quadrantswith two crescent triangles, until both form the shape of a rectangle, andcover the shape of each quadrant.
  • Divide the meat mixture into 8 sections (roughly2-3 tablespoons each). Spoon over each of the bottom pastry quadrants with 1section of the meat mixture. Afterwards, add 1 tbsp. of feta cheese on top.Then top each quadrant with two crescent roll triangles, until those form intoa rectangle big enough to cover the stuffing. Seal each pastry pocket closed.
  • (Optional) take a fork and crimp the edges ofeach pastry pocket.
  • Turn on the waffle iron, cover, and allow bothwaffles to cook for 6-7 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • (Optional step) You may have leftover meat. Ifyou do, feel free to spoon the remaining meat sauce mixture over each waffle.
  • Enjoy!

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483 Calories | 39g. Protein | 16g. fat | 49g. carbohydrates | 6.5g. fiber

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