Although it’s not as sexy as its green rival broccoli, cauliflower has been called a superfood. It’s wonderfully versatile. It can be eaten raw or cooked. When roasted, it takes on a taste and texture similar to potato.
Cauliflower is packed with nutrients. It’s in the same family of cruciferous vegetables as broccoli, kale, cabbage, radishes, turnips and collard greens. Add some cauliflower to your diet and benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It’s a health potion in a dish.
You might be accustomed to seeing cauliflower at a salad bar. Here are some other ideas for using this white wonder food.
When processed in a food processor or with an immersion blender, cauliflower takes on the texture of potatoes. Mix it with cream cheese and garlic as in this easy recipe or with butter and sharp cheese for a low-carb, potato-like side dish called Cheesy Cauliflower Puree.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
If you’re cutting back on gluten, you don’t have to give up pizza. Someone figured out that grated cauliflower crumbles can be used to make pizza dough. Here’s a recipe. Mix the processed or grated cauliflower with cheese, egg and spices as in this recipe and you’ll never miss the flour.
Coat bite-size cauliflower pieces, sprinkle with spices and oil and roast them in a hot over for 30-35 minutes. You can make popcorn cauliflower sweet or savory by changing the spices you add. Here’s a sweet and savory recipe. Ground turmeric makes it yellow like popcorn and the bite-size pieces are as easy to eat. Best eaten fresh from the oven, this may not make it to your table.
Along with your Spatz3 gastric balloon, try one of these dishes today and add some Vitamin C, K and folate to your healthy lifestyle.
Rebeca Espinoza writes about health, fitness and weight loss for Spatz Medical, makers of the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon. You can find her on Google+ or at firstname.lastname@example.org.