I have to admit that I love tater tots. Unfortunately though, they aren’t one of the better foods for you. Not only are they fried, but Ore-Ida Tater tots have 160 calories, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 420 mg of sodium and 1 gram of sugar per serving. To make matters worse, the serving size is 9 pieces! I don’t know about you, but I probably eat closer to 30 at a time. Plus, if you’re trying to lose weight an interesting study found that potatoes cause more weight gain than any other type of food. So, here are 7 healthy tater tot recipes:
7 Healthy Tater Tot Recipes:
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The consistency of cauliflower makes it the ideal replacement for potatoes. These tots taste great, plus they’re gluten-free, vegetarian and Paleo.
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This recipe is probably the most complicated on this list, but the effort is well worth it. It’s loaded in superfoods like flaxseeds, which shouldn’t be surprising given that it’s taken from the recipe book Superfood Kitchen. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.
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They might not look exactly like tater tots, but don’t mind that. This recipe uses brown sugar and cayenne pepper to give the butternut squash tater tots a sweet and spicy flavor that tastes awesome. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and Paleo.
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I never would have thought to use chickpeas in a tater tot recipe, but these definitely turn out great. They have a much smoother texture than the other recipes on this list if that’s your thing. Just replace the bread crumbs to make it gluten-free or the cheese to make it dairy-free.
There’s something about tater tots that makes everything taste better, even broccoli in case you’re not a fan. Just replace the bread crumbs if you’re gluten-free or the Parmesan cheese if you’re lactose intolerant.
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I had to include at least a couple of recipes that included actual potatoes. These zucchini tater tots use just 4 ingredients, making it the easiest recipe to prepare. They’re also gluten-free, vegan and Paleo. Sometimes less is more.
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This sweet potato tot recipe was designed by a nutritionist who was trying to remake classic tater tots. They might not look exactly like the original, but they definitely are better for you. They’re vegetarian, gluten-free and Paleo. Plus, like all the recipes on this list they use healthy ingredients and aren’t fried!
If you have any other great tater tot recipes let us know in the comments below!