Nutrition: Cauliflower Power

Break out the Brassica oleracea.

By Eric Chen, WAC Nutritionist and Wellness Coach

This post is all about showcasing the amazing versatility of cauliflower, one of my favorites in the Brassica oleracea species! Cauliflower comes in a number of varieties such as white, green, orange, and even purple cauliflower!

Cauliflower is a favorite of mine because of its low caloric content and high nutritional value. It can be prepared the same way you prepare broccoli but it doesn’t end there! With nutrition trends pulling people away from carbs, breads, and gluten, cauliflower has gladly stepped in. From mashed potatoes to pizza crust, cauliflower concoctions are popping up everywhere. If you’re ready to skip the potatoes and gluten, here are a few recipes for you to try.

  • Cauliflower mash: This easy to prepare cauliflower mash is a great substitute for real mashed potatoes and can be made in advance. I’ve found it’s easy to make this at the beginning of the week since a head of cauliflower will yield a few servings.
  • Cauliflower pizza crust: Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Many have tried and failed to recreate pizza dough without gluten, and a couple of success stories emerged. We can now make pizza crust from vegtables.
  • Cauliflower chowder: Cut the cream and go for the cauliflower! This is an easy way to sneak in a couple servings of vegetables while also tasting delicious.

—Published July 19, 2017

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