Italian Cauliflower Bake

I’m making lunches for work tomorrow. I guess the buzz phrase is “meal prepping.” I have found if I don’t plan ahead and bring food, I’m likely to eat things that aren’t on my diet. Shocking!

I work 12-hour shifts plus intermittent fasting, so I need two meals. My lunch is usually easy to get, but that last break is terribly difficult! So I need something easy to reheat and eat. One recipe I like is an Italian cauliflower bake.

For this one (they are probably all different, in small ways), I used a head of cauliflower along with some frozen kale and butternut squash. I added some sliced andouille sausage because I’m a rebel.

I piled a jar of Rao’s marinara on top and tossed it in the oven to bake, covered in foil. Can I just say how much I love Rao’s sauces?? They don’t put sugar in them, which is absolutely wonderful!

It baked up nicely – I think I put it in at 350° for around an hour.

Finally, I added cheese. I’m a pretty big fan of cheese. This was a blend of five or six Italian cheeses that will give it a fantastic added umami flavor.

Since it’s mostly veggies, I really don’t mind chowing down on this! It’s so tasty, I’m not tempted to get something deep fried at work, so that’s nice, too. Yum yum!

Published by aimee

It all started with my friend, Christine. She called me a Viking. It's because I like endurance sports as well as lifting heavy things. Plus, my heritage includes Norwegians... It struck a chord somewhere deep down. I suddenly liked the idea of not having to be a small, slender person. I could be strong and thick. I could have mass. I don't want to be overweight or obese, mind you. I just don't like trying to be a waif when that is very likely unattainable to me. I have muscle (under this fat). I like being strong. So this is my journey of becoming more fit and liking the fact that I will never, NEVER weigh 120 pounds.

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