Eat your veggies, we’ve all heard it before and for good reason, they are healthy… whole foods are the way to go, and so are filling our plates with unprocessed items that will keep us full longer and help us maintain good health. These cauliflower recipes are so good and good for you, which will you try first?
The cauliflower craze has hit everyone, and for good reason!
This humble vegetable is not only flavorful with the simplest of added herbs, but it’s super versatile, making it the perfect addition to almost any meal.
And the health benefits are many. I did a little digging to see what all the fuss was about when I started seeing cauliflower rise in popularity – over the years I’ve used a myriad of ways but I wanted to know more about its health benefits. And what I found out blew me away! Not only is it high in fiber, but it plays host to lots of vitamins such as vitamin C, K, and B-6 plus potassium and calcium. It’s one powerful little cruciferous vegetable! Additionally, it’s been shown to boost cardiovascular health and strengthen bones. And it is used in the prevention of cancer.
This Mediterranean plant which arrived in Europe in the 15th century comes in a rainbow of colors, which makes it a lot of fun to experiment with. Orange, white, green, and even purple, cauliflower can brighten any dish.
It’s been said that we need to eat cruciferous vegetables every day for good health, those include not only cauliflower but…cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, mustard plant, and similar green leaf vegetables. So fill your plates with veggies!
There are SO many ways to use this food. And this blog is going to show you the many ways you can enjoy cauliflower. You’ll never be bored or run out of ideas. Plus it’s a great way to get kids to eat it as well!
Some of my favorites:
- Ham Fried Rice – I recently added a cauliflower version!
- Cauliflower Steaks – Simple and flavorful, this makes a great side and replacement for roasted potatoes.
- Low Carb Stuffed Peppers – Stuffed peppers are one of my guilty pleasures, but with cauliflower as part of the stuffing, I don’t feel guilty anymore!
- Low Carb Zuppa Toscano – Classic Italian soup with a low-carb twist
- Cauliflower Hummus – The perfect afternoon snack
And of course an all-time favorite…
Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Not only is there a cauliflower version but I’ve included a surprise protein version for pizza crust as well. So add on any toppings you prefer and make pizza night a regular meal on your weekly menu.
The best part of cauliflower, okay ONE of the best parts – because there are too many reasons to love this vegetable – is that it’s a low carb option. It’s perfect for anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet, or even lose a little weight. It’s a fantastic option in moderate amounts for diabetics and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Whether you steam it, roast it, mash it or grate it, this veg is a must-have for the health-conscious, and it’s super delicious.
And for me, this veggie is true comfort food. And because it’s so versatile, I use it a lot. Some of my top go-to’s for comfort are:
- Loaded Cauliflower – Like a loaded baked potato but low carb
- Cauliflower and Shrimp Curry – Warm and spicy with a slight hint of sweetness
- Cauliflower “Potato” Salad – I grew up eating this at family get-togethers, it’s delicious and brings back memories for me! It tastes so good, I had no idea it’s the healthy version of potato salad!
- Bacon and Egg Cauliflower Fried Rice – Did someone say bacon? Smoky and slightly sweet, this fried rice is perfect
- Roasted Cauliflower Sauce – I made a fun patriotic dinner with this, but I use it for all kinds of gatherings. It’s good on raw vegetables or warm pita
- Cauliflower Parmesan, – Think chicken parm, but vegetarian and much healthier, this is always a favorite!
- Sweet Chili Roasted Cauliflower Steaks – Heat and sweet – two of my favorite combos
- Cauliflower Stuffing– Sometimes we need a healthier option with all those heavier holiday meals – this is a great stand-in.
- Cauliflower Spinach Hummus – Pack in those greens, a great twist on hummus to get your veggie fix
- Cauliflower Mash – Tastes like mashed potatoes, what’s not to love?
If you’re looking for other blogs that have bulk recipes contained within, take a look at these!
- Holiday Recipe E-book – Loads of recipes to keep your holidays fresh and inviting!
- Apple Recipes – Savory and sweet options for all occasions!
- Low Carb Recipes – Not just cauliflower, but delightfully delicious.
Be sure to check out my blogging friend’s recipes too:
- Krista from Joyful Healthy Eats recipes for
- Valentina from Cooking on the Weekends
has a fun recipe for Cauliflower and Basil Soup perfect for a cold night.
- Kathleen from Gonna Want Seconds has a
Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole that looks full of goodness.
- Jennifer from Seasons and Suppers has a
Cauliflower Cheese recipe that looks amazing
And if you’ve never been a huge fan of cauliflower, be sure to give a new recipe a try!