You’ve heard us say it a million times… Eat your veggies! Here we will highlight this powerhouse veggie, cauliflower. Cauliflower is not only good for you, it’s versatile too. Let us tell you why it’s so good for you and give you a few of our favorite ways to cook with it.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAULIFLOWER:
HIGH IN VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is essential for immune system function. It encourages the growth and repair of all body tissues.
HIGH IN FIBER
Fiber promotes digestive health and is needed to regulate bowel movements. To learn more about what fiber does for you, check out our blog post: The Top 9 Benefits of Fiber.
HIGH IN CHOLINE
Choline is an essential nutrient that many folks are deficient in. It is important for optimal brain development and nervous system function. It has benefits that decrease anxiety as well as improving mood and memory.
WAYS TO COOK IT:
Toss some carrots and cauliflower on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Put them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, tossing veggies halfway through. Bon Appetit!
Throw it in your food processor and make your own cauliflower rice from scratch. Or you can just buy it in the frozen food section, chopped and ready to go. This is a great rice alternative for any dish. Riced cauliflower will take on any flavors you add to it so think fried rice, Mexican rice, cilantro lime, or whatever your heart desires. Frozen cauli-rice is also a great addition to your morning smoothies!
Cut some raw cauliflower into small pieces and dip in in your favorite sauce. We love Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Ranch It’s gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and made with avocado oil instead of that nasty canola oil stuff.
Eating a real, whole food diet is the best way to ensure that what you are eating is healthy. Try to look for creative ways to cook your veggies and you will find it much easier and more fun too! If you need help getting on track with a healthy diet to improve all areas of your health, fill out our New Patient Application to get started today!
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