I am trying to change my lifestyle and eat healthier options. I have been working on decreasing my carbs and increasing veggie content. It was very difficult to do at the beginning but I have been tweaking many dishes and turning them into healthier options. Sometimes it is just a matter of preparing a vegetable in a way that’s totally yummy and irresistible.
Popcorn is my favorite snack and I could eat whole bowl of popcorn while watching Tv. Microwave popcorn is quick and delicious, but is also loaded with butter, salt and trans fats. A healthy alternative can be this cauliflower popcorn. It has satisfying crunch and salty taste without running your healthy diet! I am in love with this dish and since I have made it I have stopped eating microwave popcorn. I have seen many different recipes online but I have tweaked this dish and spices to taste.
1 cauliflower head
2 tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. grated parmesan (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425F. Wash and separate the cauliflower into small florets and cut the stems into about ½ inch pieces. In a large bowl, toss stems and florets in the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic power, grated parmesan and spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 8-10 minutes. Stir/flip them and continue roasting for another 5 minutes or until nicely browned. Slightly crunch and warm! Ready to serve!
P.S. I hope you like this dish as much as I do! Much healthier and yummier!