Cauliflower gluten-free meal ideas for celiac disease

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Cauliflower gluten-free meal

Cauliflower is becoming a nutritious kitchen staple and appearing in more recipes as chefs experiment with the vegetable. This gluten-free option can be good meal addition for people with celiac disease because it provides multiple vitamins and minerals. Filled with vitamin C, vitamin K, choline, fiber and other nutrients, cauliflower can be used as an alternative in many recipes.

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Cauliflower is an inexpensive cruciferous vegetable that can make your meals stand out while providing vital health benefits. Researchers have studied the role of glucosinolates, found in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, in cancer prevention. It is considered to be safe for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities due to the lack of gluten, and it is recommended by doctors because it is high in nutrients.

Cauliflower does not have to be a side dish that gets ignored by everyone at the table. There are other ways to prepare this vegetable, and it is even capable of acting as a replacement for some ingredients in recipes. One of the most popular ways to use it is to make mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. The Food Network has an easy mashed cauliflower recipe that includes garlic and Parmesan cheese.

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Cauliflower rice is a popular meal option, and this easy recipe uses a food processor to help mimic the appearance of rice. The simple recipe can be spiced up with herbs and other vegetables. Cauliflower pizza is another trend that has appeared in multiple kitchens, and the gluten-free pizza recipe from Eating Well does not use flour. Instead, it relies on a mixture of cauliflower and cheese to create the crust for the pizza. Remember, you do not have to eat raw cauliflower because it can be boiled, sautéed, mashed, grilled, baked and presented in other unique ways.

Read more about celiac disease:
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