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Roasted Cauliflower Bites

Updated on April 29, 2013
Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Creamy Avocado Sauce.
Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Creamy Avocado Sauce. | Source
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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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 360 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean up).
  3. Cut the core the the head of cauliflower.
  4. Break the cauliflower apart into bite sized pieces.
  5. In a large bowl toss the bite sized bites of cauliflower with 2 tsp of olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  6. Spread the coated cauliflower evenly on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, flip the pieces, and bake for another 30 minutes until the cauliflower is browned and crispy.
  8. 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.
  9. Dip the cauliflower bites into the creamy avocado sauce.
  10. Eat and enjoy!
Roasted Cauliflower Bites
Roasted Cauliflower Bites | Source
Creamy Avocado Sauce
Creamy Avocado Sauce | Source

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.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 4 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      This is the first time i see this recipe, nice and yummy ;-)

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      xstatic, I am SO glad that you enjoyed it! That dressing is so delicious, I eat it with a spoon :)

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      We tried this last night and it was delicious. The avocado dressing was incredible.

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      I am quite content for how much people are liking this recipe! Thank you all so much, I highly suggest that you try it and enjoy (because there is no reason for it to not be enjoyable because it is delicious)!

      :D

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This sounds delicious! We have roasted some cauliflower, but not quite this way. Can't wait to try it with that sauce.

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      OH my gosh! I can't even tell you how excited I am to have found this recipe! I changed my eating habits since February.. and this is RIGHT up my ally!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this.. it sounds AMAZING!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This sounds like a wonderful combination! And healthful as well!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I love to roast cauliflower, but never tried with a sauce...I am going to try!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I love cauliflower and this looks wonderful. Bet my sons and grand-kids would eat this. Great idea. :) Sharing. Theresa

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Bill, it was interesting, but very delicious! If I ever need help or support I will let you know for sure! Thank you so much for the support you have shown me! And yes, Spring has arrived (thank goodness), it has been 70 degrees here for the past couple of days, and I am more than excited about the warm weather returning.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      How interesting! I've never heard of these. I have to show this to Bev who will instantly want to try it. Thanks my young friend. If I can be of any help to you just drop me a line, okay? :) Has spring arrived in Vermont yet? I sure do miss that state. I loved my two years there.

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      I hope you all enjoy this recipe, it is quite delicious, my boyfriend and I ate the whole head of cauliflower in one sitting!

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      Shariful Islam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thank you for the helpful tips. Just voted up and pinned!

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Yum, yum! JamiJay, thank you for posting this. :-)

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      JamiJay, this looks awesome. I am definitely going to make this. I need some healthier snacks around the house. This is voted up and pinned!