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Keep Carbs In Check with Cauliflower

Posted August 22, 2017

A low-carb diet is known to help maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood sugar and lower blood pressure, making it an integral part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Yet it’s not always easy to eliminate carbs from your diet. Foods like rice, potatoes and bread are so prevalent—and so tasty! Did you know that cauliflower is a healthy substitute for many of your favorite carb-heavy dishes?

This often overlooked but very versatile veggie is packed with a variety of important nutrients, including vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium and fiber. Check out the recipes below for great ideas on swapping carbs for cauliflower:

Creamed Cauliflower

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Chili, Parsley and Cilantro

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan

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