Almost every year we see/hear new trendy foods/diets. Trendy diet/foods that we have heard are the keto diet, plant-based diet, coconut products (coconut oil, coconut creams), fermented food (yogurt, kimchi, kefir, kombucha), cauliflower products, etc. These food/diet trends play a major role in affecting how we eat and drink. Lately I am particularly fascinated about cauliflower-made products, such cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower snacks. Many of my friends choose cauliflower as the source of their carbohydrate, and some enjoy cauliflower as their meatless appetizer dish. Let me share with you some basic knowledge about cauliflower. Cauliflower falls under the group of cruciferous vegetables. It contains an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, K, and B6, folate, potassium, manganese, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) (Stacey, 2014).
To save you time, I found you four must-have cauliflower recipes!
Buffalo Chicken and Caramelized Onions Pizza on Cauliflower Crust
Carb-loaded pizza? No! If you are craving pizza, but afraid of consuming too much carbohydrate, no worries, I got you covered here! The cauliflower pizza crust is lower in carbohydrate content but higher in fiber. It is super easy to prepare. The recipe is adapted from Jo Cooks.
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
This breadstick recipe shares the same concept as cauliflower crust, but way easier to prepare than the cauliflower pizza crust! It is a keeper for appetizer! Kindly visit Jo Cooks for the recipe.
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites
For those of you who like to try a plant-based appetizer, this is the must-have recipe! Baked cauliflower bites smothered in a sweet and spicy sesame sauce. I adapted the recipe from Yup, It’s Vegan!
Cauliflower fried rice
Want to have some fried rice which is somewhat low carbs, high fiber? Cauliflower fried rice is the one you want to try. I did my cauliflower rice from scratch, but if you don’t have time to do it, you may consider getting the frozen cauliflower rice from the store. I had my cauliflower fried rice with baked tofu, eggs, edamame, corn, and carrots. Please feel free to use any veggies/protein items you like. The recipe I used for this cauliflower fried rice is from Pinch of Yum.
Hope y’all have a lovely month of February!
Antine, S. (2014). Mike’s sicilian cauliflower recipe. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Retrieved from https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/mikes-sicilian-cauliflower-recipe