Move aside kale, you are so 2013. The new vegetable for the year 2014 seems to be the cauliflower and for good reason. Apart from being able to serve up this cruciferous vegetable in many various ways, they are also packed with vitamins.
Read on to see the why cauliflower is the new kale!
Substitute Carb-Filled Mashed Potato
Forget the traditional mash and gravy and think cauliflower mash instead. Prepared the right way cauliflower mash can be just as delicious as the mash that you are used to and you definitely won’t be disappointed. With some salt, pepper, a drop of butter and some vegan or low fat cheese sprinkled over, cauliflower mash is absolutely delicious and you can help yourself to a guilt-free second serving.
Eaten Raw in Salads
What’s better than a versatile vegetable that is not only great cooked, but also delicious when eaten raw? Toss some chopped up raw cauli in a salad for a satisfying crunch and an extra boost of nutritious goodness.
Why not include cauliflower in your starter as well as your main meal and whip up a delicious cauliflower soup. Pureed cauliflower with some garlic, low fat milk and other tasty ingredients makes for a mouth-watering soup that will have your guests asking for more before the main course has even been served.
You will hear the word ‘detox’ often in the world of health and nutrition and in simple terms it means ridding the body of unwanted toxins and other harmful substances. Cauliflower contains glucosinolates and thiocyanates, which help the liver to more effectively neutralize potentially toxic and harmful substances that if left untreated, could lead to cancer. Yet another reason to include this vegetable in your meals this year!
These are just a few of the ways you can transform the humble cauliflower into a meal that will have people praising your kitchen skills as well as just one of the amazing health benefits of it. Cauliflower will also help to protect against cancer and other diseases and should be eaten as often as possible. Make 2014 the year of the cauliflower and have fun with it!
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