Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
Coconut oil offers a neutral taste in flavor but provides maximum health benefits. This oil is a medium chain triglyceride and while it is a saturated fat, it contains mostly lauric acid. Lauric acid is then converted into monolaurin which has anti-viral and bacterial properties.
By Ale Zozos
Easy Roasted Cauliflower
1/2 large head of cauliflower (chopped into florets)
1.5 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
pepper (to taste)
1. Preheat your oven to 450F.
2. Place florets on a large baking pan, cover with coconut oil and salt and toss to coat evenly. (Make sure the florets are spread with space between them on the pan.)
3. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
4. Take out, sprinkle the thyme and pepper evenly over the pan, and roast for another 3-5 minutes. Cauliflower should be able to be easily pierced with a fork and slightly crispy around the edges when it is done!
5. Let cool 5-10 minutes and enjoy as a side dish or on top of your favorite salad or quinoa dish!
Per Serving: Calories: 106; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 828mg; Potassium: 426mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 3g
Nutrition Bonus: Vit C: 108%; Iron: 5%
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