Simply Healthy Family: Introducing "Beyond Broccoli" starting with Cauliflower Chipotle Cheddar Poppers {guest post for Cupcakes and Kale Chips}


Introducing "Beyond Broccoli" starting with Cauliflower Chipotle Cheddar Poppers {guest post for Cupcakes and Kale Chips}

For about a year now I've been meaning/thinking about/procrastinating on putting together a page called Beyond Broccoli in an effort to help people try and experiment with different veggies. I'm excited to say I finally managed to pull it together over the last week or so! If you've ever been intimidated or confused about what to do with a vegetable you've never tried before I hope you will visit my new page "Beyond Broccoli" for a categorized list of all of my favorite veggie recipes on Simply Healthy Family. There are seasonal charts for your convenience. 

Let's start with cauliflower shall we? 

I'm a veggie lover from way back and can't think of one I don't like. My favorites are green leafy vegetables but also cauliflower for it's versatility as well as nutritional value. I use it in everything from pizza crusts, substitute it for starchy mashed potatoes, chop it up and use it in place of rice for pilaf's and fried rice and even in place of chicken for vegetarian Buffalo Wings.

My new addiction involving cauliflower are these Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Poppers. By pulsing cauliflower florets a few times, they turn into a rice like consistency and then you add an egg, some grated chipotle cheddar cheese and roll them in some gluten free cracker crumbs for the crutch factor.

My friend Brianne over at Cupcakes and Kale Chips has asked a few fellow bloggers to guest post for her this summer while she is busy with moving and other super fun things like that  (ugghh ;)
I've loved Brianne's blog for as long as I can remember. Her photography is gorgeous but I especially like her "Yin and Yang" approach to food. In her words, "It's all about being balanced" and she has a a large variety of healthy, gluten free recipes as well as sweet treats.

These little guys are super simple and damn good I must say and perfect for any party or afternoon snack attack. With Fall quickly approaching put these on your list for fancy football finger foods. The chipotle cheddar cheese in these are super addictive!

Please pop over to Cupcakes and Kale Chips for this Chipotle Cheddar Cauliflower Popper recipe!



  1. Headed over now - this looks so yummy! A must make here! :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. These cauliflower popper look droolworthy, Gwen. I eat lots of cauliflowers, but mainly in soups and I eat soup almost every day. This would be a nice change.

  3. Green veggies are very good source of nutrition. People should always experiment with these in making new recipes and sharing with others too just as you did Gwen.

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