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Healthy Recipe: Cauliflower Mac N’ Cheese

We know that when it’s cooler outside, all you want to do is reach for comfort foods. Unfortunately, typical comfort foods don’t really fit in well with weight loss goals. But we have good news and bad news.

The good news is that we’ve figured out a way to turn the king of comfort foods – macaroni and cheese – into a low carb dream. The bad news is that you’re going to love it so much, it won’t last very long. Once you make this Cauliflower Mac N Cheese, you may never go back to the other stuff.

Cauliflower Mac N Cheese Recipe

Serves 6

What You Need:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded gruyère cheese
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. ghee
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley. Add cauliflower and toss to coat.
  3. Arrange cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast 15 minutes or until browned and crispy. Transfer cauliflower to an 8″ × 8″ baking dish.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients except Parmesan cheese in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir and allow to simmer 5 minutes. Pour over cauliflower and toss to coat completely. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until starting to brown. Remove and allow to cool.
  6. Divide into six equal portions and transfer each portion to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

If you want to make a vegan version of this recipe, you can make a vegan cheese sauce by combining one 15-ounce can full-fat coconut milk, 2 Tbsp. no-sugar-added cashew butter, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. onion powder, ½  tsp. garlic powder, ¾ teaspoon dry mustard, ½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. pepper, 5 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, and ½ tsp. white vinegar in a food processor and processing until smooth. Heat sauce over low heat on the stove and pour on top of cauliflower before baking.

cauliflower soup

Healthy Recipe: Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is all the rage right now, and rightfully so. Nutrition bloggers have shown that the versatile, low-carb vegetable can be transformed into everything from pizza to breadsticks to mac n cheese. This cauliflower soup may be #basic compared to some of the things you can find on Pinterest, but we like to keep things simple.

We know that you don’t want to spend a lot of time (or money) in the kitchen if you don’t have to. This recipe is inexpensive, easy to whip up, and absolutely delicious.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Serves 6

What You Need:

  • 1 large head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 medium stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • About 2 cups bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed

What To Do:

  1. In a large stockpot, combine cauliflower, celery, carrot, garlic, onion, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add bone broth to just cover the ingredients in the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. Use an immersion blender to blend soup, or transfer to a blender and blend until pureed.
  5. Stir in parsley and dill before serving.