A Bone Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish
As your preparing your Thanksgiving menu, see if you can add some bone healthy recipes for yourself, or any older relatives, who may suffer from osteoperosis or other bone diseases.
Calcium is one of the key nutritional components for healthy bones. This cauliflower gratin recipe packs a ton of calcium into a delicious and festive side dish. An added bonus: it's quick and only takes 30 minutes to prepare, so you can focus on spending time with those loved ones!
- 4 cups 1-inch cauliflower florets (about ½ large head)
- 1½ cups nonfat milk, divided
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat
- ½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 1 teaspon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
- Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
- Bring cauliflower, 1¼ cups milk and salt to a boil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, ¼ cup cheese and oil in a small bowl. Whisk flour and the remaining ¼ cup milk in another small bowl until smooth; stir the mixture into the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining ½ cup cheese, chives, mustard and pepper. Sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Broil until the top is crispy and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
Recipe from Eating Well.