When I originally wrote this post I was going to do a food swap. But the more I wrote and the more I thought about it, the more it became. This food swap can be used to swap so many foods. I’m only going to share my two favorites. This super food is ….. cauliflower!
There are two ways I love to use cauliflower as a food swap. The first one is as a rice. You just chop it up till it looks like rice, then steam it. However, we buy ours already pre-chopped from Costco. Costco sells the bulk bag with four individual family meal bags. All I do is pop one of the little bags into the microwave for six minutes. Once it is done I mix it with other veggies and some protein. This is my go-to meal. If I need a quick, easy, healthy meal I grab my cauliflower rice.
My second favorite way to use cauliflower as a food swap is as a pizza crust. Again, Costco sells a veggie cauliflower crust pizza. You get two frozen pizzas in one box. We’ve also discovered cauliflower crust is really simple to make. My husband made it the other night while he was up all night working on a school paper. I am looking forward to trying it later and maybe I’ll share it!
Cauliflower is a great healthy food to eat. There are so many benefits. Just off of a serving size of one cup (100 grams) of raw or cooked cauliflower, there are only 25 calories. It has 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and 30 milligrams of sodium. Based off of a 2,000 calorie diet, cauliflower has 100% of the daily vitamin C, about 25% of the daily vitamin K, 2% of the daily calcium and iron, 6% of the daily potassium, and about 3 % of the daily magnesium. Cauliflower is like this little super food. Of the 100 grams serving, 92 grams of it is water. You could use it to keep you hydrated. It can also help prevent cancer. All the info I provided in this post I got from WebMD.
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