Roasted Cauliflower Bites
A Bite Sized Health Snack
Have you changed your eating habits to lead a healthier, longer, and happier life? Do you still crave snacks? Just because you have changed your eating habits to lead a healthy lifestyle does not mean you have to give up snacking. With a dash of creativity and a house full of healthy foods one can create snack options that will allow one to stay fit and curb those detrimental snack cravings. There are so many delicious, flavorful, filling, and healthy foods than one can indulge in when they are feeling the need to munch. No one has to sacrifice flavor for health. With a little time, patience, and imagination one can make delicious and healthy snacks in their own kitchen.This recipe is healthy, provides ones body with nutrition, surprises ones taste buds with a flavorful bite, and keeps one full and satisfied.
- 1 head Cauliflower
- 1 Avocado
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 3 scoops Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt
- 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Black Pepper, (to taste)
- Garlic Powder, (to taste)
- Sea Salt, (to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 360 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean up).
- Cut the core the the head of cauliflower.
- Break the cauliflower apart into bite sized pieces.
- In a large bowl toss the bite sized bites of cauliflower with 2 tsp of olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
- Spread the coated cauliflower evenly on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes, flip the pieces, and bake for another 30 minutes until the cauliflower is browned and crispy.
- For the avocado sauce, use a food processor to combine and mix 1 avocado, 3 large spoonfuls of Plain non-fat Greek yogurt, 3 cloves of garlic, sea salt and black pepper.
- Dip the cauliflower bites into the creamy avocado sauce.
- Eat and enjoy!
Benefits of Cauliflower:
- Helps prevent against cancer: cauliflower has been linked to a significant decrease in the risk of several types of cancer such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and bladder cancer.
- Aids in better digestion:cauliflower is high in fiber which is essential for proper digestion.
- Filled with antioxidants: cauliflower is very high in antioxidants which are essential for a healthy immune system. Antioxidants help prevent strokes.
- Filled with B vitamins: cauliflower has essential B vitamins such as folate, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic, and thiamine.
- Anti-inflammatory: cauliflower has omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K which help prevent chronic inflammation that can lead to conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, and certain bowel conditions.
- Aids in healthy pregnancy: cauliflower is high in vitamin B9 (folate) which is crucial for healthy pregnancies. Women who become deficient in vitamin B9 usually have babies that are born with low birth weight and vitamin B9 deficiency has been known to cause birth defects.
- Prevents heart disease: cauliflowers helps lower ones bad cholesterol in the body and it also contains allicin which has been found to lower the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes.
- Aids in weight loss goals: cauliflower can aid in ones weight loss journey because it is very low calorie and can be used, cooked, and eaten in a variety of ways.