Cauliflower has been all the rage lately – but if you haven't tried cauliflower poppers yet, you're missing out! They're simple, delicious and great as a side to any main dish.
– 1 head of cauliflower – broken in bite-size pieces and washed
– ¼ cup coconut oil or olive oil (I usually melt the coconut oil before pouring it over the cauliflower)
– 1 tbsp sea salt (you may add more after they are cooked)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Put the cauliflower bites in a large bowl and drizzle with oil. Toss well so that each piece is coated. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place cauliflower in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Season to taste and Enjoy!
**you can substitute other vegetables – Brussel sprouts, carrots, or broccoli**
** Coconut oil contains almost 50% of lauric acid, a 12-carbon saturated fat, which the body turns into monolaurin, a substance that efficiently kills parasites, yeasts, viruses and pathogenic bacteria in the gut. Coconut oil also strengthens the immune system and promotes optimal development of the brain and nervous system. It protects against cancer and heart disease, and promotes healthy bones. Finally, coconut oil seems to be the best fat for ensuring the proper uptake of omega-3 fatty acids into the tissues.
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