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Garlic-roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Another challenge I’m going to have is finding carbs to replace grains in my diet. In the Whole30 blogs I’ve seen, people tend to use sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and squash to replace their carbs. Here I used cauliflower, and I added broccoli for color. 🙂 You can also use different veggies instead of broccoli and cauliflower for the recipe, like zucchini.

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Ingredients:

  • One head (?) of broccoli
  • One head (?) of cauliflower
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • garlic salt and pepper
  1. Preheat broiler (or oven at 425 degrees F).
  2. Wash broccoli and cauliflower prior to chopping.
  3. Cut off stems of the broccoli and cauliflower. Chop the veggies into florets. Place chopped veggies in a large bowl.
  4. Peel garlic cloves. Chop/mince garlic. Sprinkle garlic on top of the veggies in the bowl.
  5. Drizzle olive oil onto the veggies to coat lightly.
  6. Season the veggies to your liking.
  7. Toss all ingredients in the bowl until veggies are coated evenly with olive oil, spices, and garlic.
  8. Empty the coated veggies into a round pie dish. You could also use a foil-lined cookie sheet or a cake dish.
  9. Roast veggies for 8-12 minutes.

Serves 3-4!

Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus

 

I’ve seen this on Pinterest. You can also use bacon instead of prosciutto. In order to be Whole30-friendly, the meat cannot have sugar or additives. Another challenge I’ve had during grocery shopping is finding Whole30-friendly deli meat. Luckily I was able to find some at Trader Joe’s.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package of prosciutto (or bacon). I believe this pack had 8 strips
  • 1 lb of asparagus
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Lay a sheet of non-stick aluminum foil onto a cookie sheet.
  3. Wash asparagus. I also chopped off about half an inch of the bottom of the stalk. 
  4. Arrange asparagus on top of the foiled cookie sheet.
  5. Drizzle olive oil on top of the asparagus. Season asparagus with salt and pepper. To coat the asparagus evenly, you can roll the stalks back and forth.
  6. Lay one strip of prosciutto on a cutting board, length-wise and slightly diagonal. Place 4 asparagus stalks on top of the bottom corner of the prosciutto. Roll the asparagus into the prosciutto tightly. (This is where a picture would have been helpful. Sorry!) Return wrapped asparagus to the cookie sheet.
  7. Repeat until all of the prosciutto and asparagus are used.
  8. Place cookie sheet on the bottom rack of the broiler. Cook for 8-10 minutes.

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