Cauliflower Is a Chameleon

January 15, 2019
8:00 am

Cauliflower is frequently thought of as a boring vegetable. But the truly beautiful thing about this veggie is its ability as a stand-in for everything from flour to meat! We scoured the internet and wanted to share a few that we cannot wait to try!

Cauliflower Tortillas

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Few things are more frustrating than realizing one of your favorite foods is too high in carbs from one specific element. With 234 calories and 40 grams of carbs in a typical flour tortilla, Taco Tuesday might seem out of reach. If you're bored with tortilla-less tacos, these cauliflower tortillas are perfect for you! With 37 calories and two grams of carbohydrates, tacos are back on the menu. Get the recipe here.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Pizza falls into the same category as tacos: a food with too many carbs from a single component. And, again, cauliflower can swoop in and save the day. A homemade crust from traditional flour can have 169 calories for a quarter of the pie along with 33 grams of carbs. But, a quarter of this veggie version is 74 calories and only four grams of carbohydrates for a fourth of the pie. That’s a huge difference! Check out the recipe here.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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When we attend or host a gathering, we all want something that feels indulgent as an appetizer. But when you start on an unhealthy note, it’s hard to get back on track throughout a party. We love buffalo chicken bites. They’re tasty and spicy and have a celebration vibe. They also have 310 cals and 24 grams of carbs! A cauliflower version only has 120 cals and 16 grams of carbohydrates while still having that great flavor. Get the recipe here.

Cauliflower Cheese


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There are few things more delicious than mac and cheese. One person in our office disagrees. English parents raised her on the British version of the dish: cauliflower cheese. She says that the first time she had mac and cheese, when she was about ten, she was put off by the “stodginess.” That stodginess she felt was probably the 461 calories and 42 grams of carbs found in an average serving. The flavor of the dish and the comforting feeling it gives the meal can be achieved with cauliflower and not make you feel weighed down after you finished your meal. When reading this recipe, she said it’s exactly what her grandmother made her except her grandmother used stone-ground mustard, not power. When made for herself, our coworker uses skim milk. The recipe has only 175 calories and 14 grams of carbs! Get the recipe here.

We hope these ideas spark ideas of your own. As always, we would love hearing your thoughts at socialmedia@neulivenhealth.com.

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