15 Great Cauliflower Products That Will Improve Your Diet
Cauliflower is becoming a hot food ingredient in the health world for two main reasons. First, it makes for a great substitute for gluten-containing ingredients, and as the demand for gluten-free products heightens, so does the need for healthy substitutions. Second, cauliflower is inherently low in carbs, which makes it a suitable ingredient for keto diet food products.
In light of these two popular diets, we decided to showcase some of the amazing companies that are pumping out delicious cauliflower-based foods.
From hummus to chicken tenders, here are 15 of the best cauliflower foods you need to try for a healthy diet.
Purely Elizabeth Strawberry Hazelnut Cauli Hot Cereal
If you love Purely Elizabeth's superfood granola, you're bound to love the cauli hot cereal! This product is completely grain-free which means it doesn't contain oats or wheat-based ingredients. Instead, as the name would suggest, the base consists of cauliflower, specifically bits of freeze-dried cauliflower. Strawberries, hazelnuts, chia seeds, and coconut flakes are also stirred into this nutritious breakfast item.
Annie's Cheesy Mac One-Pot Pasta with Hidden Veggies
If your child is a picky eater, they may struggle to get their minimum servings of vegetables per day. Annie's One-Pot Pasta may just be a good way to up their veggie intake, as it discreetly has some veggies in it. While the pasta is normal, the cheesy sauce is made with cauliflower powder along with cheddar, cream, and butter—the usual macaroni and cheese suspects.
Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi
Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi may just be one of their most popular frozen foods. Unlike traditional Italian gnocchi, these little potato bits are gluten-free since they are made from cauliflower, cassava flour, and potato starch. Sautée them on a skillet for a toasted, savory dinner.
Healthy Choice Basil Pesto Chicken
This healthy frozen meal contains cauliflower rice, yellow squash, chard, and chicken. It's loaded in protein, so even though it only contains 230 calories, this would be a filling lunch!
Cali'flour Foods Supreme Veggie Pizza
Cali'flour Foods makes the best cauliflower crust pizza. We especially love the supreme veggie as it piles on nutritious vegetables including bell peppers, spinach, and mushrooms. This is a great pizza to chow down on if you're following the keto diet or if you're on a grain-free diet.
Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower Risotto Medley
There are only three ingredients in this cauliflower risotto medley: cauliflower, mushrooms, and asparagus. Note that this frozen food would make a good side dish for pork chops, chicken, or steak as at just 20 calories, it's nowhere near satiating enough to constitute a full meal on its own.
Luvo Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Luvo's Performance Kitchen frozen foods are chock-full of nutrition. We love the roasted cauliflower mac & cheese bowl as it packs 11 grams of protein and contains less than 400 milligrams of sodium—a true unicorn in the frozen food world.
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PopCorners Toasted Cauliflower
If you love to munch on something salty midday, then this may be your new go-to afternoon snack! These veggie crisps are made from chickpea flour, rice flour, yellow peas, and cauliflower. Vegan and gluten-free friends can both indulge in this savory snack!
Mikey's Cauliflower Curry Pockets
This frozen food is packed with vegetables! The pocket itself is made from cassava and sunflower flours, while the inside contains curried spinach, cauliflower rice, butternut squash, and eggs. Yum!
Caulipower New Chick on the Block Spicy (ish) Chicken Tenders
Instead of fried breading, these chicken tenders are coated in a mixture of brown rice flour, dried cauliflower, and seasonings. In comparison to other frozen chicken tenders, this is definitely one of the healthiest ones you can buy. And, it's got a bit of a kick!
Lilly's Organic Cauliflower Hummus
Um, hummus that's made predominantly out of cauliflower? That's right, there aren't any chickpeas in this keto-friendly hummus! You can get a little dose of veggies and healthful fats with this spread, and for virtually no carbs.
From the Ground Up Cauliflower Pretzels
One of our favorite snacks is From The Ground Up Cauliflower Pretzels. If pretzels are one of your favorite guilty-pleasure foods, this will be a great, healthier alternative for you. Made largely from cassava and cauliflower flours, these little pretzel sticks are a great snack to pack on the go. Also, what other pretzel packs 3 grams of fiber in each serving?
VeggieCraft Farms Penne
Made from a blend of lentil, pea, and cauliflower flours, this penne is the veggie-rich pasta we've been waiting for! Just one serving boasts 4 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein, both of which boost satiety which ultimately helps to keep you fuller, and for longer.
Alexia White Cheddar Riced Cauliflower with black pepper
Cauliflower rice with cheddar may just be the best food invention since sliced bread. Why? It's low in carbs, fat, and sodium. Pair with a lean protein to make a complete meal!
HighKey Cauliflower Mash
HighKey foods is launching a whole new product: Cauliflower mash. Available in two flavors—Cheddar & Asiago as well as Chipotle Cheddar—this product is a low-carb alternative to regular mashed potatoes, while also higher in fat. This is a great product for those who are on the keto diet as it only yields 4 grams of net carbs!