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Kid-Friendly Roasted Cauliflower
Dubbed “white tree french fries” in my house, roasting cauliflower is a quick and delicious way to get some vegetables into your kids. My kids love eating them, especially if they can pick them up and dip them in ketchup. The roasted cauliflower recipe below is quick and easy to prepare, and helps preserve its many nutritional benefits.
This cauliflower recipe is a great accompaniment to just about any dish. Roast it up and serve it as a quick and easy healthy addition to your chicken, fish, meat, or pasta main.
Health Benefits of Cauliflower
Latin for “flower,” cauliflower is low in fat and calories but high in fiber, protein, folate, and vitamin C. It has several properties that may help reduce cancer, heart disease, and hypertension. As an added bonus, cauliflower comes in several colors - white, orange, purple, and green. Have your kids do a taste test of the different colors!
Easy Roasted Cauliflower - Ingredient and Directions
- 1 head of cauliflower
- Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper
- Ketchup (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Cut the cauliflower into small bite-sized florets.
- Drizzle olive oil onto a baking sheet.
- Put cauliflower onto baking sheet.
- Drizzle cauliflower with olive oil. Add salt and pepper and toss.
6. Bake at 450 degrees for 30-40 minutes until tender and crispy
7. Serve and enjoy!
- In my family, we like our cauliflower crispy, almost like french fries. Adjust your cooking time to your tastes: some kids may not like the browning that comes with a longer cooking time.
- Smaller pieces cook and brown faster. Larger pieces will maintain their crunch. Cook a little of both for variety!
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