Cauliflower Popcorn: Fun and Healthy Snack
Cauliflower Popcorn is a healthy snack for kids! Whether they enjoy it raw, mashed, cooked, or in casseroles, they’ll be able to reap the benefits of:
- Vitamin C! Fight bugs with cauliflower. 1 cup of it has 86% of the daily recommended amount.
- It’s full of phytonutrients such as: Beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol!
- Great for digestion! Not only is there 12 grams of fiber for every 100 calories of cauliflower, but a compound found in cauliflower has been shown to prevent the H Pylori bacteria from over- growing in the intestines (something that is actually a common cause of ulcers).
We found this printable to make your own popcorn bags on Family Fun’s website here.
Then we ate both raw cauliflower straight out of the bag like popcorn. AND we tried roasting some and making it crunchy with salt and parmesan cheese.
- Chop cauliflower in small popcorn size pieces
- Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Sprinkle with salt and parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes, or until tops begin to get toasty.
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I will have to try this! My kids have gotten into snacking a lot lately, and I need some healthier options. This might just work. They love your recipe for roasted broccoli, and roasted carrots, so hopefully they will love roasted cauliflower too:-) I think I will stop by the Dollar Tree and get some of the popcorn containers for a more fun presentation.
i added smoked paprika and my 7 year old loved it!!
My kids love roasted cauliflower! And so do I!
Amy, this is a fabulous idea, and cute presentation too! Thanks
Thanks for this! We like the taste of cauliflower (and I love the health!) but the texture gets to all of us! This is so yummy though!
This is ridiculously creative!!!!
Yummy! Just made this & we are gobbling it all up, even my 3 year old (she thinks it’s popcorn). 🙂 I am usually not a fan of cauliflower, but this will be my go to recipe when i have a head from my bountiful basket. Thanks!
I was really excited about this recipe and tried it this weekend, but my cauliflower never got crispy. I’m curious if others had similar problems. I made sure to have 1 layer on the cookie sheet but maybe I had too much? It was still really tasty and my husband who said “that’s weird” ended up eating 2 big portions so I’d like to try it again.
Raven- If you “dare” try again (lol) you could crank up the heat to 475. I did it this high once and thought the crispiness was perfect!!
Glad you liked it though. 😉
How do you store any leftovers? I’d like to make a bunch to have on hand for a couple days.
I wouldn’t store this for more than a day or two Kate!
Great idea!!! Thank you!
I def will try this, sounds so yummy, I’m a low carber, low sugar and like to snack and always look for a healthy snack ?
I have one question, do you use raw or frozen cauliflower?
Thanks in advance ?