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5 Easy Cauliflower Recipes

Cauliflower is such a simple vegetable and one that has so much potential. Most of us who eat cauliflower usually eat it cooked and by itself or with another vegetable mixed in such as broccoli or carrots, or raw with a dip on the side. Did you know that cauliflower can be used and cooked in other ways? Some of these are so simple it’s ridiculous. Not only does it give you a unique twist on classics, but it also has amazing health benefits and is a great carb substitute.

According to LiveStrong.com, here are just a few of the amazing health benefits of cauliflower and why you should start using it more often when cooking:

  • Glucosinolates – actives the body’s detoxification system which may help prevent various types of cancer
  • Potassium – an essential dietary mineral and cauliflower is an excellent, low calorie source of potassium
  • Vitamin C – promotes skin and brain health. One cup of raw cauliflower contains 52mg of Vitamin C

Ready to give it a try? Check out these insane and creative ways to cook cauliflower!

Olive Oil, Garlic & Romano Cheese Mashed Potatoes

As odd as it sounds, cooking up cauliflower and then mashing it into a simple version of mash potatoes is not only delicious, but also a healthier version of a traditional favorite!

Crockpot Cauliflower & Cheese

Another take on a traditional favorite. Instead of the traditional mac and cheese, try using cauliflower instead. Not only is it simple thanks to the use of a kitchen staple, the crockpot, it’s a much healthier version as well.

Chocolate Cake with Cauliflower

I know, I know. Cake with a vegetable mixed in? Crazy, right? I haven’t actually tried this, but anything covered in chocolate has to be good in my book.

Cauliflower Tortillas

Love a good tortilla but hate the calories? Try a cauliflower tortilla instead.

Cauliflower Tots

Tater tot lovers rejoice! Here’s a healthy version of your favorite potato!

Have you ever tried cooking with cauliflower? What are some of your favorite recipes? Tell us in the comments below!

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