This salad is really delicious and perfect if you like to make things ahead that you can use for lunches and sides for the next several days. Of course, as I post this we are in the holiday season, so it would be an ideal dish for gatherings! I personally love brussels sprouts, but if you don't, I encourage you to still give it a try! When they are shredded, tossed with citrus dressing, bacon and cheese, ummm….you might have an entirely different opinion of brussels sprouts! Aside from taste and all that, these little green guys pack a punch when it comes to nutrients! Here's the nutrient profile of these cruciferous veggies according to Dr. Axe: A half cup of boiled Brussels sprouts (about 78 grams) provides approximately: 28.1 calories 5.5 grams carbohydrates 2 grams protein 0.4 gram fat 2 grams fiber 109 microgram vitamin K (137 percent DV) 48.4 milligrams vitamin C (81 percent DV) 604 international units vitamin A (12 percent DV) 46.8 micrograms folate (12 percent DV) 0.2 milligram manganese (9 percent DV) 0.1 milligram vitamin B6 (7 percent DV) 247 milligrams potassium (7 percent DV) 0.1 milligram thiamine (6 percent DV) 0.9 milligram iron (5 percent DV) 0.1 milligram riboflavin (4 percent DV) 15.6 milligrams magnesium (4 percent DV) 43.7 milligrams phosphorus (4 percent DV) Brussels sprouts nutrition also contains some vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, choline, betaine, calcium, zinc, copper and selenium. Lots of reasons to love them and include them regularly in your diet. One of my favorite things about cruciferous vegetables in general is their liver loving power! They are full of phytonutrients, carotenoids, flavonoids, and glucosinolates that help neutralize toxins and support the liver in order to do it's job of detoxing the body.
This recipe is under "Sides & Stuff" on my website, but truly, I could eat just this for a meal and be 110% satisfied! It's full of lots of good fat, protein and nutrients. I am careful to use animal products that are without added hormones, antibiotics, nitrates and nitrites. You can use cauliflower florets for the recipe or riced cauliflower like I did. It has amazing flavor! This dish is one for Keto and non-keto folks alike!
Looking for a delicious, creamy dressing that you can use on salads or for an addition to a meat or fish dish? Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. It is a good source of fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. You can easily make this dairy free by opting for a dairy free plain yogurt.
I have seen these cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipes using diced florets, but the first time I made it I had riced cauliflower on hand, so that's what I used and it was so great (and easy) that it's just how I make the recipe now! This is the ultimate KETO comfort food!! Do be mindful and keep your serving size small because, although the carbs from cauliflower are nutrient dense, there are a lot of them if you are trying to keep your carbs fairly low. The good news is, there is also a fair amount of fiber in cauliflower, so it does help counteract the blood sugar/insulin reaction (which ultimately is why we are keeping the carbs low!!). So don't avoid something like this altogether because you are afraid of the carbs (you'll truly be missing out!); but again, keep the serving size limited. If you have people in your fam who are NOT Keto, give this a try! I would bet they will love it too!! A note on dairy: I don't do dairy all the time because I notice if I have too much I have more symptoms of inflammation. However, in order to help support my hormones, when I do have dairy, I do my best to use hormone free! This recipe was adapted from www.dontsweattherecipe.com