A roundup of recipes that prove cauliflower is the IT food of the new year! Kale was so 2016. This year is all about cauliflower and how to swap it in for high carb ingredients in your favorite foods!
I for one LOVE kale, but I think it’s time another veggie got the spotlight. If I had a choice…it would be cauliflower. Yes, it’s been gaining some more fame recently with the rise of cauliflower pizzas and riced cauliflower, but not everyone is convinced yet of it’s greatness.
I am here today to shed some light on all the different ways that cauliflower can be used as a healthy ingredient swap in some of your favorite high-carb recipes. There’s nothing wrong with carbs, of course, but these recipes serve as a great way to mix things up from your standard meat and grain meals.
Cauliflower is incredibly versatile! Not only that, but it’s super nutritious too. The lonely white veggie is often times forgotten in favor of it’s green cruciferous cousin, but it’s got health benefits all its own that should be taken advantage of. Here are just some of it’s star qualities…
+ great source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin
+ high in vitamin B1, B2, and B3
+ rich in minerals such as potassium and magnesium, and protein
If that doesn’t convince you that you need some cauliflower in your life, I don’t know what will! Oh wait….THESE recipes will!
Cauliflower Sloppy Joes | Healthy Helper
Move over Manwich…Cauliflower Sloppy Joes are the sandwich filling of the future! Meatless, vegan, and paleo friendly, too.
Shrimp Taco Bowls with Cauliflower Rice | Dani California Cooks
Who needs Chipotle when you can make a healthy burrito bowl at home? No need for rice when you sub in cauliflower for the starchy grain! Light and fresh.
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Bleu Cheese | Hello Little Home
These Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Blue Cheese are a delicious veggie twist on a classic tailgating favorite. This Buffalo, NY girl approves!
Vegan Cauliflower Quinoa Meatballs | The Almond Eater
Aren’t meatless MEATballs an oxymoron?! Doesn’t matter when they are this tasty! Cauliflower and quinoa pair for the perfect, hearty texture. Gluten-free, vegan, and full of plant-based protein.
NO FAIL Cauliflower Crust | Healthy Helper
If you’ve struggled to make a cauli-crust in the past, NEVER FEAR! This No-Fail Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipes ensures you get a perfect pizza pie EVERY TIME. So easy a millennial can do it!
Cauliflower Hummus Bites | Food Pleasure Health
Cauliflower Hummus Bites are the new chicken nuggets! Creamy, crispy, spicy bites perfect for dipping and snacking on.
Roasted Cauliflower Tacos | I Heart Veggies
Taco night done light! Replace the meaty fillings with perfectly seasoned roasted cauliflower, fresh salsa, and ripe avocado for all the flavor of the traditional Mexican food staple.
Roasted Cauliflower Gratin | Girl Gone Gourmet
Have your cheese and eat it too when you swap out potatoes for cauliflower in this rich gratin dish! The cauliflower lowers the calorie count and let’s you focus on the real star of the show…THE BECHAMEL CHEESE SAUCE.
Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice | Adore Foods
A healthy solution to your Chinese takeout cravings! Bacon, prawns, and savory shiitake mushrooms lend their flavor to the cauliflower. Believe me, you won’t miss the actual rice one bit!
What do you think the ‘IT’ food of 2016 was?
What predictions do you have for popular foods in the new year?
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