So, the day officially arrived. The day that I’ve been dreading all summer and secretly wishing would take a reaaaaaally long time to come. The day that actually seems to have come within the blink of an eye. The start beginning of my 5-week, accelerated summer chemistry course. Ew…I know.
Yesterday was my first day back and I couldn’t help but have a million thoughts circle around my mind as I sat at my desk. Thoughts like:
- What was I thinking taking a 5 week chemistry course in the summer?
- What was I actually thinking taking this class….at night
- Was I actually in the right state of mind when I signed up for class?
- I want food
Guys, chemistry class is i-n-t-e-n-s-e and it’s already making me feel a mixture of happy, sad, crazy, clueless, hangry….the list goes on. Basically, feelings that need to be treated with a hefty dose of comfort food. Comfort food in the form of a warm bowl of Baked Honey Garlic Cauliflower maybe? 🙂
In the past, one of the things got me through my college class meltdowns, was a quick trip to my favorite Chinese food stop. Something about a bowl full of sweet glazed, deep fried chicken on a bed of fried rice made everything seem just okay for that moment. That was…until the bloating kicked in moments later.
Thanks to the deliciously versatile veggie named Cauliflower (not all heroes wear capes), you can totally have a bowl full of nomworthy deliciousness that, IMO, tastes wayyyy better and more fresh than takeout – at a fraction of the calories! As I was eating this, I literally closed my eyes, did my little happy dances (of course) and thought to myself…”I could totally be a vegetarian if I wanted to”. Seriously, with how sweet, delicious and flavorful this tastes, I wasn’t missing the deep fried chicken one bit. The cauliflower does a fantastic job at soaking up all of that flavor so you’re getting mouthfuls of honey-garlicy goodness in every bite.
Guys, put the takeout menu down and lets get cookin’
Serving Size 1 cup cauliflower
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 694mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 6g 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.