Cheesy Cauliflower Popcorn

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Popcorn

by Danielle Binns
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When the temperature and the snow start falling, I love getting cozy in front of the fireplace with my girls – a book in one hand and a bowl of popcorn in the other.  Our bowl however, isn’t filled with the traditional popped corn we are so familiar with.  As a mother to a pickier and limited eater, I try to make every bite as nutrient-dense as possible.  That’s why our bowl is piled high with healthy cheesy cauliflower.

If you’re throwing a holiday party, why not give your guests the gift of guilt-free snacking with this healthy popcorn twist?

Holiday Health Tip:   Cauliflower is loaded with Vitamin C which will rev up your immune system in time for the cold and flu season.   When you substitute cauliflower for corn, you are also consuming fewer calories and sugar-spiking carbohydrates.  If you choose corn over cauliflower that is perfectly fine, but be sure to avoid the microwave variety which contains known carcinogens and other additives.


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp. of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease baking sheet with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.
  3. Chop cauliflower into small florets and toss in a bowl with oil, nutritional yeast, and spices.
  4. Spread cauliflower onto baking sheet and put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir cauliflower florets two or three times for even baking, removing when they start to brown.


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