Struggling to get your kids to eat vegetables other than potatoes? (ahem..this guy) This baked potato and cauliflower soup, basically tastes like potato soup, but with an entire pound of cauliflower in it.
I live in a house of boys who would eat hot dogs and Cheetos all day every day if given the chance. Therefore, I have to make sure to incorporate veggies in a really flavorful way (this usually involves bacon). Also, as a woman who did the whole 6 Tupperware containers of steamed broccoli, sweet potatoes and chicken EVERY DAY thing, I’m inclined to agree.
Let’s talk about what’s so great about cauliflower, because it really is great.
Great Macronutrient Profile
Considering How highly versatile cauliflower is, it can easily be used in large quantities. The great thing about that is how low calorie and high volume it is. Check out the macros for 100g (again..around a cup)
All the Vitamins & Minerals
Just 100g (around 1 cup) of cauliflower can put a pretty significant dent our nutritional requirements. Here are the highlights:
- Vitamin C – 58% Daily Value
- Vitamin K – 15% Daily Value
- Folate – 14% Daily Value
- Vitamin B6 – 10% Daily Value
- Potassium – 9% Daily Value
Anti-Infamitory and Immune Boosting
Cauliflower is rich in anti-inflamitory compounds, antioxidants and vitamin C. All of these elements are key to preventing inflation and illness. Multiple studies are underway investigating some of these compounds found in many cruciferous vegetables. These studies look into whether these types of vegetables can prevent or reduce the spread of several types of cancer.
Additionally, Vitamin C contributes to a strengthened immune system, again decreasing risk of inflammation. Before you go spend money on Emergen-C, consider making a big bowl of this soup and you should have most of your daily intake covered!
This potato and cauliflower soup can be made very quickly, as all of the primary ingredients are pre-cooked in the microwave. There is very little prep at all. You can save additional time if you want to grab a bag of steerable, organic potatoes that are pre-peeled from the refrigerated or frozen section of your grocery store. This also happens to be why soups are one of my favorite things to eat.
It’s important to note that boiling or over-cooking cauliflower could break down some of the nutritional value of the vegetable, so that is why I have it added at the very end and pre-cooked in the microwave.
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