Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheddar Bites

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As I look in to the frig I always ask myself, “What in the heck do I do with left overs?”   Left overs are not happy campers in our house and that is why I had to be creative with the extra veggies.

First I sautéed a bag of frozen broccoli florets and cauliflower with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. 

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I like to top it off with some Parmesan cheese as a tasty side dish.

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Now let’s bring those vegetables back to life! I pulsed the veggies in my food processor.

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Next, I added cheese, eggs and even milled golden flaxseed.  Gotta love that golden flaxseed!

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I took a cookie dough scoop and placed these little guys on a greased baking sheet, in my case a baking pan.

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Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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These little bites are even better as a side dish on the second night! Heck, I had them as a snack cold, yawhzaa!

Combining two super star vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower, is like any superhero duo, eh? Batman and Robin or hmm . . . can’t think of anymore . . . Ok, my point is broccoli and cauliflower are awesome good-for-you-foods!  Broccoli contains a mere 45 calories per serving (medium stalk) and is an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, fiber and vitamin K! It also contains vitamin A, vitamin B6, riboflavin, potassium, phosphorus and even calcium (7% DV)! Cauliflower on the other hand is only 25 calories and is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, plus a good source of folate and vitamin B6. 

We combine these two vegetables with some fat to increase their absorption, plus it tastes yummy!  This dish is loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients and don’t forget about the omega-3’s and fiber from the flaxseed, yay!

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Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheddar Bites

Ingredients

4 cups cooked broccoli and cauliflower

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup milled golden flaxseed

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

2 eggs

1/4 tsp pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place cooked broccoli and cauliflower in a food processor and pulse. Place mixture in a bowl and add cheese, flaxseed, egg and pepper. Mix ingredients together and scoop using a cookie dough scoop.  Place  each scoop onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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