Roasted Cauliflower {finger food ideas}

8 Apr

The easiest way to get baby to eat (and love) healthy cruciferous veggies, like cauliflower and broccoli, is to roast them.  The high temperature used to roast veggies makes the natural sugars caramelize and taste delicious.  

Homemade Baby Food/ Family Meals

Here’s how to roast cauliflower (pictured):  Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray, then set aside.  Cut washed cauliflower or broccoli into small florets and place on prepared baking sheet.  Toss with a little olive oil (about 2 Tbs. oil for a head of cauliflower) and toss to coat.  Spread the florets out, leaving some room between the pieces so they roast rather than steam in the oven.  Place in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until browed on the edges and slightly crispy.  Cool and bread the florets into even smaller, bite-size pieces for baby.  Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.  

This is a great way to make a veggie that the whole family will love.  Serve it with spice rubbed roasted chicken or marinated yogurt chicken breasts (I’ll post the recipes for these in the future) and you have a complete meal that yields great leftovers.  My girls loves this cauliflower so much that we literally have to hide the large container from her if we want to have any left for another meal – otherwise she keeps asking for more.  We’re not complaining; just happy to be serving something we don’t have to push.  

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One Response to “Roasted Cauliflower {finger food ideas}”

  1. Trèsors De Luxe May 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    It really does bring out the flavor and natural sugars!

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