Eat Cauliflower, Not Macaroni!
Everyone loves mac and cheese. It’s the ultimate comfort food and like most comfort foods, it doesn’t offer much in the way of nutrients. But, that doesn’t mean you have to give it up to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Subbing cauliflower for pasta is an easy way to cut calories without losing a favorite dish. Cauliflower is very nutritious as it is extremely low in calories and has no fat. It is also loaded with vitamins, being a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. So, not only are you cutting out unhealthy ingredients, you’re adding some needed nutrients.
|1 cup of:||boiled cauliflower||boiled macaroni|
|Vitamin C:||44.3mg (74% daily value)||0.0mg|
What you need:
- 1 head of cauliflower cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup of milk
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- ½ cup of breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper to taste
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Boil or steam cauliflower until slightly tender, about 5 minutes
- Combine cauliflower, butter, cheese, salt, and pepper
- Add mixture to greased baking pan
- Pour milk over the top
- Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven
- Stir, then top with bread crumbs
- Bake an additional 20 minutes or until top is browned
Enjoy on its own or as a side dish to any meal!