Gluten Free Spinach Potato Bites

I am always looking for new ways to make sure that my kids eat their fair share of green vegetables and I love developing healthy, limited ingredient meals. Today, I was experimenting with chopped spinach and potatoes and came up with Spinach Potato Bites. They have 6 ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, paleo and top 8 free. The best part is that they are fairly simple to make and they can be used as a side dish for kids and adults or as an appetizer for parties.

 Gluten Free & Dairy Free Spinach Potato Bites

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Ingredients:

  1. 1 medium organic russet potato
  2. 1/3 cup chopped spinach, drained
  3. 1/8 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  4. 2 tbsp coconut milk
  5. 1 tbsp olive oil
  6. 1/4 tsp himalayan sea salt (or your favorite salt)
  7. 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Bring water in a medium pot to a boil.
  2. Wash and peel the potato and cut into cubes and add them to the boiling water.
  3. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, soft is good since you’ll be mashing them.
  4. Remove the potatoes from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  5. Add coconut milk, olive oil, salt and garlic powder to the potatoes and mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
  6. Taste the potatoes and add more salt and garlic powder if you feel it needs it.
  7. Saute the chopped onion until they become translucent.
  8. Defrost 1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach (or you can use fresh).
  9. Drain the spinach by squeezing it and adding it to your measuring cup until you have a firmly packed, drained 1/3 cup of spinach. Set aside.
  10. Add the spinach and onion to the mixing bowl and mix until the ingredients are well combined. The mixture should look like this:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Take a large spoonful of the potato spinach mixture, roll with your hands into a ball, and add it to the baking sheet.
  4. Repeat until the entire mixture has been used. It makes about 15 bites.

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  1. Bake for 30 minutes until they are lightly brown on the outside, turning half way.
  2. Serve them as is for a side dish, or add toothpicks if you’re serving them as a party appetizer.
  3. Enjoy!

Toddler Twist: Make the spinach potato bites half the size if you’re making them for toddlers, so they’re truly bite size. Give them a bowl of apple sauce to dip the spinach potato bites in and watch them disappear quickly 🙂