Good Afternoon and Happy MLK Day!
I am hoping that you have the day off and are enjoying this long 3 day weekend.
Today, I want to talk about the lonely Cauliflower that often gets overlooked in the vegetable aisle.
Cauliflower is a fantastic anti-inflammatory food! It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K. It helps prevent chronic inflammation that leads to conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, and certain bowel conditions.
Health Benefits of Cauliflower
1) Cauliflower is a fantastic anti-inflammatory food! It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K.
2) Prevents chronic inflammation that leads to conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, and certain bowel conditions.
3) Aids Digestion- it is a great source of dietary fiber, which is essential for optimal digestion.
4) Loaded with Antioxidants- despite its white color, cauliflower contains a high amount of antioxidants, which are essential for the body’s overall health and help to prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
5) Aids in Weight Loss– Cauliflower is a great food to include in your diet because it’s low in calories and can be used in a variety of ways. Try grating cauliflower into ‘rice’ and subbing it into recipes that call for regular rice. You can also boil cauliflower and mash it into a ‘healthy mashed potatoes’.
Below is one of my favorite recipes for Cauliflower Couscous! Give this recipe a try this week.
Mediterranean Cauliflower “Couscous”
This salad is super easy to make and absolutely delicious.
3-4 cups cauliflower ‘rice
2 medium tomatoes finely diced
1 small cucumber finely diced
1/2 bunch parsley chopped
2 scallions chopped
1 minced garlic clove
juice of 1 lemon + zest,
2 tbsp. capers
½ cup black olives (sliced)
Season with salt, pepper and olive oil
Grate cauliflower florets or pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice.
In large bowl. combine all the ingredients. Season with salt, pepper and olive oil as desired. Option: you can sauté the cauliflower rice in a skillet with 1 tsp. of olive oil for 3-5 minutes for a warm version of this dish.
In Health and Happiness,