Because sometimes you just need a sandwich!
I have been teaching “Healthy Eating for Passover” classes for 4 years now. I consider it both a challenge and a lot of fun to come up with new and interesting recipes that are nutritious, delicious and Kosher for Passover. Never forget that what you do MOST OF THE TIME matters more than what you do ONCE IN AWHILE….so even though the reality that most people will keep traditions alive, and for the Seder’s keep to mostly the same menu year after year……there are still 8 days of the holiday and having nutritious recipes is important to get through breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in addition to the Seder’s. Not only that but, nutritious and delicious recipes that are Kosher for Passover are also good for year round.
Since Passover is just two weeks away, I hope you have been thinking about your menus. Eating a wide variety of nutritious food is important for good health all year long and it’s easier to get an assortment of nutrient dense foods when you plan out your meals and snacks. I’m sharing this recipe for Cauliflower Onion Rolls because I think that they are a wonderful grain free addition to meals that pack a lot of nutrition in at the same time. Perfect for Passover when you have less options available to you and also for every day when you are looking for something to hold the space of a “roll” while also filling in a cruciferous vegetable need at the same. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous vegetable family that has so many wonderful health benefits. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Niacin and Magnesium. Cauliflower is known to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as cardiovascular and digestive support. Cruciferous vegetables are full of antioxidant nutrients which have been linked with cancer prevention as well. Another benefit to cauliflower is that it is low on the glycemic index, low in calories , yet high in fiber making it a fantastic choice to fill up on.
Using Cauliflower as rice or other grains has become so popular that it is now available already “riced” either in the produce section or the freezer section of many supermarkets making it easier than ever to use it in recipes like this one.
I like to make a bunch of these “rolls” before the holiday and store them in the fridge to have available to make sandwiches or snacks as the week goes by. I’ve added these to our Seder menu, but our house is like many others where everyone submits their “must haves” for the festive meal and there’s not much wiggle room for new additions…..but I’ve learned to just keep adding more and more healthy options even if I’m not successful omitting some of the gluttonous favorites—-traditions and nostalgia is what the holidays are all about.