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Have You Tried Cauliflower Crumbles?

Cauliflower is the perfect stand-in for rice or white potatoes.

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It’s a wallflower no more. Cauliflower is hot.

The cruciferous veg­etable that seemed to always take a backseat to broccoli is trending. One reason: the white veggie is a perfect stand-in for white rice, potatoes, and other carbs that many people overdo.

The trick is to chop (or grate) your head of cauli­flower so finely that the pieces look almost as small as rice. Or just pick up a bag of Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles from the supermarket’s refrigerator case.

“These time-saving, washed and chopped nuggets are recipe-ready for roasting, baking, sau­téing, mashing or steaming right in their package,” says the Green Giant Fresh website. It doesn’t get any easier.

The simplest way to prepare the crumbles: sauté in olive oil for a few minutes, until they start to brown slight­ly. Then season with a squeeze of fresh lemon and, if necessary, a pinch of salt.

Straight from the bag, each serving—about a half cup cooked—has just 20 calories, yet delivers 2 grams of fiber, 70 percent of a day’s vitamin C, 15 percent of a day’s vitamin K, 10 percent of a day’s folate, and 7 per­cent of a day’s potassium.

Odds are, you won’t stop at a half cup. But hey! It’s cauliflower, so you don’t have to.

To find where Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles are sold near you, visit the Green Giant Fresh website at www.greengiantfresh.com or call them at 800-998-9996.