I have yet to see cauliflower listed on a kid’s menu. Heck, it isn’t usually on the regular menu because a lot of adults I know won’t eat it either. But we all should eat it and here’s 5 reasons why:
- Don’t let it’s white pallor fool you. Cauliflower is a nutritional rock star. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and K.
- One crunchy cup is only 25 calories!
- It is a very good source of potassium, phosphorus and Vitamin B. Not to mention that you can get Boron from it. That’s one of the hippest trace minerals out there!
- Cauliflower is a cruciferous veggie which have been linked with reducing the risk of cancer.
- It has 3 grams of fiber per cup which can help keep you fuller longer.
To make ahead: prepare up to one day ahead, but omit the scallions and stir them in right before serving.
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, preferably grade A dark amber
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 4 cups cauliflower pieces, about 1/2 head
- 1/2 cup sliced scallions, about 1/2 bunch
- 2 teaspoons black and or white sesame seeds, optional
- Whisk maple syrup and Dijon in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk in soy sauce or tamari, sesame oil and vinegar. Add cauliflower, scallions and sesame seeds and toss until completely coated.
0 mg Cholesterol, 6 g Added Sugars
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 114
- Sugar: 9.8 g
- Sodium: 379 mg
- Fat: 5 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 16 g
- Fiber: 4.5 g
- Protein: 4 g