Purple Cauliflower

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“Eat the rainbow!”

Are you incorporating as many colors (fruits and veggies) into your diet as you can? Each color has a list of phytonutrients they generally provide and how those specific colors can benefit your health. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of choosing the same fruits and veggies (especially when you have kids and you know what they “like”), but I always try to keep the rainbow in mind when shopping.

So of course I grabbed this purple cauliflower when I saw it (the purple color is a result of the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin). This cruciferous veggie is loaded with immune boosters and cancer fighting phytonutrients.

I used my regular method in preparing this, which is combining 2T nutritional yeast, 2-3T olive oil, s&p, 1T lemon juice and zest of about a quarter of the lemon in a large bowl. Then add the florets into the mixture and toss to coat. Roast on a parchment lined baking sheet for about 20-25 minutes in a 425 degree oven. Not a huge difference in flavor, maybe just a little less cauliflowery (aka milder). 😂

DinnerBethany Larson