Given that I am a self-proclaimed, recovering sugar addict (my doctor once told me that I was *blush*) I expected incorporating more and more fresh foods into our diet would be painful.
Thanks to the internet and our own creativity, it’s been a lot more simple than I would have thought.
But one of the habits we have had a difficult time letting go of has been popcorn. Of the microwave variety. *winces* And the more we realize how bad it is for us, the more we’ve determined to find some alternatives (eg: popping it in a pan).
So when I came across a recipe for Cauliflower ‘Popcorn’ in our local Birmingham Parents magazine, and read about how kids were gobbling it up, I decided to give it a whirl.
Granted, it took a bit longer than popping a bag into the microwave, but the process of making it was satisfying and it really is delicious.
To make your own, just follow these five simple steps:
- 1 cauliflower (cut florets into pieces about the size of popped corn ) *make sure it is nice and dry, after washing
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- Set oven temperature to 425 degrees.
- Put the cauliflower, oil and salt in a bowl and mix well.
- Transfer to baking sheet, spreading a single layer.
- Cook until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Turn cauliflower about halfway through.
- Enjoy! (*best when served immediately)
The consensus? The kids loved it. The adults loved it.
My next mission? To find a recipe for making homemade lime and sea salt popcorn to replace my last popcorn ‘stronghold’.
How about you? What recipes have you used to replace unhealthy foods in your own diet?