Cauliflower is a vegetable that can be used in so many ways. Here are over 30 healthy cauliflower recipes for babies and kids, from puree to pizza and more!
Most of our weekly grocery lists include cauliflower, and we generally tend to make regular stir fries or curries with it. Or we just add it to any mixed vegetable dish, like a vegetable pulao or vegetable stew.
However, cauliflower is an incredibly versatile ingredient – for the whole family from babies to elders. Yes, even your little six month old can enjoy cauliflower – in many different ways – as can your toddler.
That’s why today, we’ve got an assortment of healthy cauliflower recipes for babies and kids, which are perfect for the whole family. Be prepared for some surprises – you won’t believe some of these are made from cauliflower!
Healthy Cauliflower Recipes for Babies Under One Year
What’s the easiest thing to make with cauliflower for your baby? Cauliflower puree, of course! GK Food Diary gives us a recipe for a creamy, simple cauliflower puree for babies.
Once your baby has started eating eggs and cheese, try out this yummy muffin recipe from Homemade Baby Food Recipes. With so much protein and the nutrition of cauliflower, this will make for a filling breakfast!
We love the combination of flavors in this recipe from Tasty Baby Recipes that combines butternut squash with cauliflower and adds on the healthy protein of chicken. This is a great way to add more chicken to your baby’s diet.
One great way to encourage babies to eat by themselves is to offer them food that they can easily hold, like these nuggets from Happy Veggie Kitchen! With some mild spices and cheese, this is a delicious snack for toddlers too!
Like cauliflower, broccoli is also a good, high fiber food for babies that’s also packed with antioxidants. Baby Led Feeding combines both these cruciferous vegetables in these delicious fritters that are great for older babies or toddlers.
There’s something about cheese and cauliflower that makes it such a great combination! BBC Good Food makes use of this in this simple puree that also includes baby’s milk, which can be either breast milk or formula.
Little Mashies has another recipe that combines broccoli and cauliflower in a delightfully green baby porridge! Why go for plain white porridge when you can have it in such an interesting color?
Pasta is a good option for babies mastering the pincer grasp as it helps them exercise those fine motor muscles while picking up bits of food. Cooking Baby Food adds some cauliflower florets to the mix, and you can also add in your choice of meat in bite sized chunks.
Okay, it doesn’t get simpler than plain steamed cauliflower! Piping Pot Curry shows us how to cook cauliflower so that maximum nutrients are retained and your baby gets all the benefits of her veggies.
As winter approaches, everyone craves soup. While your baby may not explicitly ask for it, you can try making this warming, hearty cauliflower soup from Rachel Cooks – perfect for the coming season!
Healthy Cauliflower Recipes for Kids over One Year
You’ve probably made pancakes with an assortment of fruit like bananas and apples, but have you tried making pancakes with cauliflower? Skinny Fitalicious has, and the recipe is here for all of us to try as well!
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My Kids Lick the Bowl has a great recipe for busy mornings that’s easier to make than muffins but just as appealing to kids. This recipe uses cauliflower, eggs and of course, cheese! You can also add in some extra veggies if you like.
If your family enjoys casseroles and pies, this recipe from My Fussy Eater is a must try. Even if this style is new for you, the kids are sure to welcome this dish of cauliflower and cheese. Use different types of cheese for added flavor.
Just looking at this cauliflower soup is so comforting! Two Peas and their Pod uses spices with cauliflower and vegetable broth to make this yummy chowder. You can make your own homemade vegetable stock to avoid preservatives in store bought ones.
Don’t want to make a full pizza? Don’t worry, kids will be happy with these pizza bites as well! Modern Parents Messy Kids gives us a recipe that uses cauliflower rice and lots of spices along with pizza sauce, which you can make at home.
Frittatas are one of those things that work well as breakfast or as dinner, and you can add pretty much anything to them, like Earth Bound Farm has done, by adding cauliflower! Just the sight of this will have the kids running to the table!
What are chaffles? Well Two Sleevers has the answer, and you’ll have to check out their recipe to find out! Let’s just say that it involves lots of mild spices and cheese – enough said!
Now here’s a recipe you won’t have tried for sure – cauliflower oatmeal! Yes, as Modern Homestead Mama proves, you can add pretty much anything to oatmeal, including cauliflower. Go with fresh cauliflower and organic honey as well as an assortment of seasonal fruit.
These mini pizzas from Healthy Little Foodies are the perfect treat for kiddie parties, even if it’s just a party of two right now! Make your own pizza sauce and you have a healthy, delicious snack or dinner – let the kids decide!
We’ve seen broccoli and cauliflower coming together in baby food, but A Zesty Bite shows us that it is a great combination in older kids recipes as well! These cheese sticks are a great alternative to store bought garlic bread and can be made as healthy as you like.
As the weather gets colder, kids tend to crave fried foods like samosas. Skip the deep fried stuff and try out this fritter recipe instead, from Feasting not Fasting. Less oil and lots of nutrition and taste!
No kid on the planet will refuse Mac and cheese, so why not make use of this to add in some healthy ingredients? My Fussy Eater shows us how by adding cauliflower to traditional pasta and cheese sauce – they won’t even know the difference!
Why should only chicken be made into a tikka gravy? My Dainty Soul Curry shows us that cauliflower works just as well! Try out this recipe for dinner on a weeknight and you’ll find that everyone in the family doesn’t miss the non veg at all!
For many of us, Sundays spell Masala dosa, but our masala is often limited to potato. Revis Food Photography takes the usual masala dosa to the next level by adding cauliflower to the mix, making it much more nutritious and waistline-friendly!
Just look at this gorgeous pizza from Gimme Delicious – can you believe it’s made from cauliflower? Just another example of how a humble ingredient can transform into something much more glamorous!
Cauliflower rice is all the rage, especially among weight watchers, but it’s also a great way to increase vegetable intake in kids’ diets. The Recipe Critic makes a delicious cauliflower fried rice that’ll give restaurant Chinese food a run for their money!
A veggie burger often translates into a beetroot burger for most people, but The Cozy Apron shows us that it can be done with cauliflower too! This is easier than you think, so get some buns and ingredients ready for making burgers this weekend!
A cauliflower cake? Yes, it exists! Veggie Desserts has an amazing cake that uses quite a lot of cauliflower – 2 cups! The result is a moist, decadent chocolate cake that is miles healthier than regular ones!
If you can make cake with cauliflower, can pudding be far behind? Keto Adapted says no, and that’s how we have a cauliflower pudding recipe like this! You can replace the artificial sweeteners in the recipe with a natural sweetener like organic jaggery or coconut sugar.
Okay now we’ve really crossed all limits – a cauliflower pizza base was incredible on its own, but now we’ve turned it into a chocolate pizza! Follow the recipe from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind and be prepared to blow everyone’s minds!
Nothing compares to cutting into a stack of super fluffy pancakes in the morning, and Super Healthy Kids knows this all too well. So they’ve gone ahead and created a recipe for fluffy pancakes made with cauliflower and coconut milk.