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11 Low Carb Recipes That Help You Sneak Cauliflower Into Your Diet

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Psst. Come closer. I can't say this too loudly or everyone will hear, and the secret will be ruined. Are you ready? Can you handle this? Okay, here goes: Anything you make with grains, you can make with cauliflower. You can make it with cauliflower for cheaper, healthier, and better. I'll give you a second to let that seep in.

If you're looking to hop on the cauliflower bandwagon and join the low carb party, here are 11 recipes that just might change your entire perspective on life. If that sounds dramatic, just wait until you've tried one!

1. Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe.


This pizza crust was my first introduction to the magical world of cauliflower. I was at a day party at one of my hippie friends' houses, and someone declared that we were going to be making personal pizza crusts out of vegetables. I was skeptical, then I was mesmerized, and then I was converted. With enough olive oil, it tastes exactly like bread… but it doesn't leave you feeling like crap afterwards.

2. Parmesan Cauliflower Bites.

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Wait. You're telling me that that I could make something at home that tastes just like those greasy, cheesy, garlicy appetizers you get at pizza restaurants? Anytime I want? Without any of the guilt-inducing carbs? Sold.

3. Skinny Baked Cauliflower Tots.


I'm all about those recipes that let me still eat all the gross potato products my heart desires, just without the potatoes. I made something similar to this a few weeks ago, and they turned out even better than I expected.

4. Cauliflower Chowder.

cauliflower chowder

There's something about a cold, rainy day that just makes me fantasize about making a pot of thick soup. My feet are wet right now and I'm staring at this photo like it has the ability to give me new life. This is exactly what I need right now.

5. Amish Broccoli Cauliflower Salad.

cauliflower salad

This is one of those recipes that probably needs the right setting to be really appreciated. Like, this would look beautiful at an outdoor picnic in the middle of June, but it doesn't seem all that great in December. Still, I can tell I'll be in love with it someday. I'll wait for you if you wait for me.

6. Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe.


This isn't exactly the healthiest thing I've ever come across– any good you're doing your body by skimping on the grains is lost the second you pour in the heavy cream– but it still looks like a delicious option for any gluten free friends you want to entertain.

7. Buffalo Cauliflower.


I tried this out on my first day living in Los Angeles, so it'll always hold a special place in my heart. I love that it allows you to get the taste of wing sauce without making you eat, like, meat. A vegetarian's dream.

8. Cauliflower Nuggets.

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These are just too cute. I haven't made them yet, but I can totally see myself inviting some friends over, opening a bottle of red wine, and cooking up some nuggets that are low carb, high deliciousness.

9. Cauliflower Tortillas.


I'm a firm believer that people should consume as much fluffy, light, tasty bread as possible. If you can't have gluten or you're not down with the way bread treats your body, though, this is the perfect alternative.

10. ‘Everything Bagel' Cauliflower Rolls.

everything bagel cauliflower

I don't know if there's a heaven, but seeing this recipe brings me a little bit closer to believing. I can definitely envision a world above the clouds where, after you sleep in and watch a little bit of TV in bed, an angel delivers these bagel rolls to you on a silver platter.

11. Orange Cauliflower, A Vegetarian's Orange Chicken.

orange cauliflower

As someone who doesn't eat meat but who treats Asian food like a hobby, I was freaking delighted when I first discovered this recipe. Never again will I feel left out when someone's chomping down on their cheap Panda Express chicken. I can make my own version. My own SUPERIOR version!

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