Cauliflower definitely has never been the coolest kid in class. It can be a little smelly when you cook it, can sometimes be a bit bland especially when prepared incorrectly, and doesn’t have the same unique appeal as some other vegetables that only surface once a year. However in my opinion cauliflower deserves its own moment in the spotlight and around here, today will be the day. Not only is cauliflower delicious on its own, it makes a great low carb substitution in some of your favorite dishes. Try this five delicious cauliflower recipes and share your own favorite ways to enjoy cauliflower in the comments.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza, 3 P+, 122 calories
Pizza with a cauliflower crust? That’s right. By mixing up cauliflower with some cheese and egg then baking it, you can create a wheat free version of crust to make your favorite pizza. The nuttiness of the cauliflower adds a great flavor and it’s a delicious low calorie way to enjoy pizza.
Cauliflower Tots, 2 P+, 65 calories
Love tater tots? Try these cauliflower tots next time you are craving a tater tot. They are a bit labor intensive to make, but freeze great. So set aside some time and make up a big batch. Then just bake them and serve up with your favorite dipping sauce.
Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower Mash, 1 P+, 84 calories
For mashed potato lovers, cauliflower can be a great lower carb and calorie option. Although it won’t taste exactly like mashed potatoes, it is a yummy option and enhanced with some cheese and garlic makes a perfect side.
Cauliflower Rice, 0 P+, 35 calories
This is perhaps the most famous of all cauliflower, low carb substitutions and is something I have in my fridge pretty much all the time. It makes a perfect substitution for rice in my opinion with no points plus and hardly any calories.
Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, 3 P+, 85 calories
Although this isn’t a traditional lower carb option since Alfredo sauce is actually low in carbs, it is a delicious and lighter option that uses the versatility and creaminess of cauliflower to mimic the richness of the traditional cream based sauced. Serve it over a bed of spaghetti squash with some chicken and broccoli and you have a perfect low carb meal.
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