Creating Comfort Foods

It’s not uncommon for our tastes to change with the seasons. Whereas in the summer, hitting our vegetable goal through salads and fresh veggies and dips is generally not a problem, whenever it’s cooler outside, we often find ourselves craving warm, comfort foods.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of the most underrated vegetables around: the humble cauliflower.

Not as well known or adored as it’s more popular cousin, broccoli, cauliflower is quite the nutritional powerhouse in its own right. A pretty potent cancer-fighting vegetable, cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber and folate.

Best of all, a serving of cauliflower only provides 30 kcals, making it an excellent food to enjoy at all times!

A little known approach to incorporating more cauliflower into our diets is to use it in place of mashed potatoes. Once steamed and mashed, the consistency of cauliflower is only slightly less dense than potato and can be freely substituted in any recipe, such as our low carbohydrate shepherd’s pie.

Unlike the conventional version that is pretty high in carbohydrates, this high protein, vegetable version is sure to please even the pickiest of the “I don’t eat vegetables crowd”. Give it a try and let us know what you think!