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32 Healthy Cauliflower Recipes – Creative Ways to Eat Cauliflower

Who knew that cauliflower—with its plain, unassuming white florets—would become one of the sexiest vegetables of the 21st century? Just look at the menu of any creative, plant-friendly restaurant, and you’ll find cauliflower steaks, cauliflower salads, and about a million versions of cauliflower rice bowls.

“Cauliflower has become so popular not only because of its many nutritional benefits, but because it’s really versatile—there are so many ways to use it in the kitchen,” says Kara Lydon, R.D., a Boston-based dietitian, food blogger, and author of Nourish Your Namaste. “Also, more and more people are going plant-based, and cauliflower makes a really easy substitute for animal-based ingredients.”

Cauliflower is both low in calories (just 29 calories per 1-cup serving) and jam-packed with nutrients, like all cruciferous vegetables (a category of slightly bitter-tasting veggies that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, arugula, and collard greens). “It’s high in

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Valerie Bertinelli makes 4 go-to healthy weeknight recipes

Actress, television personality and cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli is joining TODAY to share a few of her go-to easy and healthy entertaining recipes. She shows us how to make roasted cod with a nutty tropical topping, pasta salad with eggplant, an impressive asparagus and goat cheese tart and a calming chamomile nightcap cocktail.

Valerie Bertinelli's Roasted Cod with Cashew-Coconut Topping

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This dish is fast, easy and sure to impress. The unique combination of spices and coconut make this delicate white fish extra flavorful.

Valerie Bertinelli's Pasta Salad Alla Norma

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This is a great dish for anyone that thinks they don’t like eggplant. Salting the eggplant and cooking until its soft and creamy helps it melt into the hot pasta. It’s also an easy and hearty vegetarian meal!

Valerie Bertinelli's Asparagus, Herb and Goat Cheese Tart

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This tart is fast, easy and sure to impress. The bright flavors from the lemon and herbs complement the tanginess form the

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3 best vegetarian dinner recipes for healthy, cozy meals

As someone who loves vegetables, low-maintenance cooking and pasta, I’m always trying to combine these three things in new, unfussy ways. For example, while I love eggplant, I am not a fan of the salting step, though it is usually necessary, so I sometimes find myself skipping eggplant dishes out of laziness — until now. Enter my new favorite broiler method that leaves out that salting step. As you’ll see below, each dish has its own little spin to keep things easy, a tad healthier and, most importantly, delicious. Here, you’ll find three vegetarian recipes that hit the cozy, comforting mark — without a ton of effort.

Baked Lemony Broccoli and Mushroom Pasta

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This deeply flavorful, silky pasta studded with broccoli, mushrooms and garlic is finished off with some breadcrumbs for crunch, soft dollops of creamy ricotta and quick-pickled peppers for a tiny bit of heat to balance it out. For a lighter

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Best healthy meal delivery services for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the immediate and lasting benefits of solid nutrition and keeping to a well-balanced diet. Those benefits are key as cold and flu season takes flight. If you’re looking for ways to zero in on cleaner eating habits this year, a meal kit company can help you eat better and learn to cook nutritious food at home, whether or not you’re making an official resolution to have a health reset.

As you’ll see from a quick glance, just about every meal kit company claims to be a “healthy” meal kit company. Slick marketing lingo and glossy images help argue the case, but some meal kit services are leaps and bounds ahead of others when it comes to the quality of ingredients, nutrition and overall healthiness. Nearly all of the meal kits I tested offer healthy meal delivery services week-to-week and provide nutritional information.

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