Easy Cauliflower or Broccoli Recipe

Here is an easy way to add some nutrient dense foods to your diet.  Cauliflower and Broccoli are huge folate sources, which is one of the essential nutrients you need during pregnancy, and breast feeding!  They are also loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, and Magnesium!

Ingredients:

  • 2 crowns of broccoli/cauliflower (any combination that you like)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 a lemon

This is one of our go to vegetable sides.  The hardest part of the recipe is cutting up the garlic, broccoli, and cauliflower .  You can make them separately or together depending on what you like.  First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next, after you have cut up the crowns of broccoli and/or cauliflower  and the cloves of garlic add them to a baking sheet.  You then want to add some oil, we prefer to use coconut oil because we are baking the vegetables at high heat (high heat tends to denature other oils, making them less effective) and coconut oil is loaded in good fats for the body, but if all you have is olive oil that will work fine too.  I then season with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder (a little bit of cayenne pepper if you like some heat!).   Before you place it all in the oven, I toss everything together to make sure everything is evenly coated!  You should bake this for about 30-40 minutes.  I like to bake it until I see some browning of garlic, broccoli, and cauliflower.  After you take the vegetables out, squeeze the lemon on top, and then they are ready to serve!  This usually lasts us two nights.  I love to make extras when I cook so that I don’t have to cook every night, and I can just heat it up the following evening! Bon Appetite!

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