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Do you have really picky eaters in you house. You know the ones who can spot a vegetable from a mile away and will do anything they can not to eat them. Like hide them under their napkins, feed them to the dog, feint being ill. Yeah you know who they are. My mother is the pickiest eater I know and she is probably nodding silently to herself as she reads this post because she knows it to be true. Well I have the solution to getting those picky eaters to eat more vegetables, in particular CAULIFLOWER. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my mother eat a piece of cauliflower, but I know she likes chocolate. So I present to you a way to get you kids (or parents) to eat more vegetables.
These cauliflower protein truffles are not only healthy, but tasty too! These are perfect for appetizers or desserts and the best part is you can trick your friends and family into eating vegetables! I think this is the only way I can get my mother to eat vegetables other than green beans and wax beans LOL.
- 2 cups frozen cauliflower
- 2 Tbsp Truvia brown sugar blend
- 2 Tbsp Truvia baking blend
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 4 Tbsp water (3 Tbsp warm, 1 Tbsp room temperature)
- 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
- 2 Scoops Chocolate Gnarly Whey (or 1 serving protein powder of choice with ~25g protein)
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 Tbsp almond flour
- Dark Chocolate chips optional
In a microwave safe container place frozen cauliflower and 1 Tbsp room temperature water. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Place 1 Tbsp ground flax and 3 Tbsp of warm water in a separate container and set aside. This mixture will congeal and act as an egg replacer. Next place steamed cauliflower in blender and pulse until pureed. Then add flax mixture and all remaining ingredients except coconut flakes, almond flour and dark chocolate chips and mix in blend on low. Next spoon out about 2 tablespoons of mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes. This makes the mixture easier to form into balls. Once you remove the mixture from the freezer form mixture into balls. First roll the balls into almond flour (this makes them less gooey) and then roll them in unsweetened coconut flakes.
You can also roll them in chopped nuts, sprinkles or desired toppings of choice. OR my favorite—dip them in melted dark chocolate which forms a shell once re-hardened. I advise freezing them for another 15 minutes after coating them in almond flour and coconut flakes if you decide on this option.
I used 60% dark chocolate chips. I melted them in 15 second increments stirring each time as to not over cook the chocolate. You can also add toppings to the outside of the dark chocolate shell before it completely hardens.
And if you don’t want to go through the trouble of making truffles, this cauliflower protein mixture is perfect for dipping fruit in. I’ve tested it with apples and pineapples. Or my favorite way—eating it by the spoonfuls!
What are some foods that your picky eaters at home will absolutely not eat?