Wellness trends come and go, but we hope this one is here to stay. It’s funny how vegetables that have been around forever, suddenly become “trendy.” We’re pretty sure Kale existed before 2016, but welcome to 2017 where cauliflower is in literally everything. Here’s how you can add this superfood to your meals without knowing it!
Nothing will replace the taste of a NYC 99 cent slice of pizza, but we can try right? Cauliflower pizza is pretty simple to make, and you can even buy pre-made crusts at Wholefoods. Add your favorite toppings and you have a gluten-free and guilt-free pizza! Our favorite crust is from Cali’flour.
We know this one might sound a little gross, but you don’t even notice the cauliflower flavor once it’s blended with fruit (sorry Cauliflower lovers). Frozen cauliflower florets are a great alternative to using ice, gives your smoothie a nice thick consistency and provides extra nutrients. We recommend buying a bag of pre-frozen cauliflower florets, but if you want to go the extra mile, it’s actually easier to digest if you steam the florets and then freeze them. We’re loving this smoothie recipe by Lee From America!
We’re obsessed with Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower rice, and apparently so is everybody else. TJ is actually rationing the inventory due to high demands! The frozen cauliflower rice is SO much easier than blending your own cauliflower (cooks in less than ten minutes). You can cook on the stove with some seasoning for flavor or eat it plain depending on what you serve it with.
Don’t let the name confuse you, there is no meat involved. Unless you want to include some! Cauliflower Steak is basically taking a whole cauliflower head and roasting it in the oven until it gets brown and a little crispy. You can add some seasoning to it, and put it on a pile of lettuce for a healthy appetizer. Check out NYC’s Cafe Clover for this healthy menu option.
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
Calling all Vegans, or just healthy gals who love buffalo wings. These chicken-free wings are a great way to through football season without having to snack on the vegetable platter. Add a side of ranch, and you won’t even know the difference! We love this recipe from Rachel Mansfield.
Benefits of Cauliflower
Aside from being trendy, cauliflower is actually really beneficial for your health, and the cooking possibilities are endless. Cauliflower is very low in calories and high in nutrients, with various vitamins and minerals in a single floret. This superfood contains fiber, antioxidants, and can protect against cancer and heart disease.
Alyssa Brieloff is an NYC wellness & social media enthusiast. She enjoys finding fun ways to live a more mindful, stress-free, and balanced life. She loves kombucha, sushi, and matcha anything. Her favorite activities are traveling, taking photos, a mix of Soulcycle, Yoga, & Current Fitness Rowing, not paying full price for anything, and petting random dogs in the NYC streets. Alyssa is also the Audience Growth & Partnerships Manager for Out Of Office NY!