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Cauliflower Recipes: 5 Healthy Snacks To Eat All Week

02/21/2014 01:40 EST | Updated 02/21/2014 01:59 EST
Bon Appetit

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Cauliflower

In case you missed it, cauliflower is officially the new kale of 2014 — and for the most part, it really deserves this title.

This vegetable can grilled, roasted, barbecued, blended, mashed, eaten raw or made into rice or crusts for people who following a gluten-free diet. Not only is cauliflower incredibly versatile in cooking, it has tons of health benefits nutritionists and doctors can't get enough of.

Great for your liver, cauliflower is known to flush out toxins, help with digestion and act as an antioxidant, according to 3 Fat Chicks.

One head of cauliflower (yes, it does look like a brain), is about 210 calories, while a 100 gram serving counts towards 80 per cent of your daily vitamin C intake — that's a lot!

And in case you missed it, last week we packed raw foods.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Cauliflower head
  • Coconut oil
  • Mustard powder
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Vegetable broth
  • Thyme
  • Cottage cheese
  • Turkey pepperoni
  • Dried basil
  • Hot sauce
  • Ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing

Pack It: Cauliflower Recipes

Monday: Cauliflower Popcorn

This snack recipe is gluten-friendly, a little chewy with, of course, the right amount of crunchiness. Get the full recipe from The Balanced Platter here.

Tuesday: Mini Cauliflower Pizza

A low-carb option even kids will love — seriously, they probably won't realize they're eating vegetables. Get the full recipe from Real House Moms here.

Wednesday: Cauliflower And Cheddar Soup

Blend your cauliflower into a soup to make the perfect afternoon snack or even lunch. Get the full recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod here.

Thursday: Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

A great winter snack that adds serious flavour to the veggie, this recipe includes onions, garlic and cheese.Get the full recipe from Bon Appetit here.

Friday: Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

This one is for the vegetarians and vegans who want to fit in on wing night. And yes, you too will get to deal with messy fingers when you're done. Get the full recipe from Closet Cooking here.

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