CAULIPOWER Is Bringing 'One-Pan Wonders' To The Frozen Foods Section

Woe to be a carb, especially in the last few decades. It seems that as we've searched for ever more effective diet strategies, carbs found themselves public enemy number one. People have shunned potatoes, resisted rice, and, the scourge of them all, white flour, has found itself purged from recipe after recipe.

People quickly found substitutes for beloved favorites, especially pasta. Out went noodles, and in their place, people have taken to spaghetti squash, zoodles, and alternative noodles made from protein-rich legumes, like black beans. But one vegetable workhorse has really had a moment of ascendancy as carbs have taken a backseat: cauliflower.

Cauliflower has a lot going for it, says Medical News Today. It is low in calories, high in fiber, and packs a healthy dose of one's daily value of vitamin C as well as significant amounts of vitamin K, vitamin B6, and folate. While it is definitely not free of carbs, cauliflower has much fewer per cup when compared to legumes and grains like rice, which is what many people substitute cauliflower for.

Of course, the cauliflower-as-a-replacement-ingredient trend has infiltrated the world of prepared foods. If you've cruised past the frozen pizzas at your supermarket, certainly you've seen the many now touting a cauliflower crust; just check out My Frozen Picks roundup of suggestions. At the top of that list, you'll see veggie-alternative market segment leader CAULIPOWER, which recently made a big announcement regarding its range of frozen offerings.

CAULIPOWER's 'one-pan wonders' bring the flavor without the fuss

According to a press release on Globe Newswire, CAULIPOWER is rolling out a new line of frozen meals that offer carb-reduced takes on classics. It should come as no surprise, given that CAULIPOWER is the number one maker of cauliflower crust pizzas, that these "one-pan" meals are inspired by Italian flavors.

The inaugural three varieties — Cauliflower Gnocchi with Savory Pesto, Spinach Gnocchi with Tuscan-Style Marinara, and Cauliflower Penne Pomodoro — each take under 10 minutes to prepare, require little prep, and have two to three servings of vegetables. Additionally, each serving — of which there are two per bag — is under 300 calories.

"Too many frozen meals are loaded with salt, fat, and sugar, so we created our new Frozen Meals for anyone who wants easy, delicious options that fit with their healthier lifestyle choices," said Gail Becker, Founder of CAULIPOWER. "At CAULIPOWER, we believe people should never have to choose between taste, convenience, and nutrition."

Becker, a former broadcast journalist and PR agent, began making gluten-free foods when her children were diagnosed with celiac disease, notes Forbes in their profile. Her cauliflower pizza crust proved so popular that in 2016 she quit her PR job and launched CAULIPOWER. In addition to pizza crust and the new pastas, the company offers cauliflower-coated chicken tenders, riced cauliflower, and tortillas, according to Restaurant News.