ZeroPoint™ foods are super-flexible and can be used in lots of delicious (and unexpected) ways. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.
ZeroPoint Hero: Cauliflower
Puree boiled cauliflower florets into mashed potatoes for extra creaminess. (Use half cauliflower and half potatoes.)
Try it out: Cauliflower and potato mash with Gorgonzola
Use cauliflower pizza as a rice base. Or you can buy a cauliflower crust at many grocery stores. Pro tip: To cut down on prep time, look for bagged cauliflower in the produce or freezer section.
Slice a whole head of cauliflower into 3/4-inch slabs. Season and grill like a steak, flipping once.
Try it out: Grilled cauliflower steaks with homemade pesto
ZeroPoint Hero: Apples
Serve them with something savory.
Sautéed apples are delicious paired with chicken and pork.
Try it out: Apple-braised chicken
Sweeten the deal—without sugar.
Cooked apples add sweetness (but no SmartPoints value) to breakfast recipes.
Try it out: Apple-stuffed French toast casserole
Add crunch to sandwiches.
Thickly sliced crispy apples (like Granny Smith) are a delicious substitute for bread. Just add fillings. Pro tip: Drizzle the cut surfaces of an apple with a bit of lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
Try it out: Turkey, spinach, and cheese apple sandwich
Did you know? Apples release a gas called ethylene, which causes some produce to ripen faster. Store apples separately from other fruit (unless you want them to ripen fast, too).
ZeroPoint Hero: Pumpkin
Pro tip: Make sure to buy canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling! They're two very different things.
Swap jazzed-up canned pumpkin for ice cream in parfaits.
Try it out: Creamy pumpkin-ginger parfaits
Boost your sauces.
Canned pumpkin adds extra creaminess to sauces in pasta recipes.
Try it out: Mac-and-cheese donuts
Make a better batter.
Adding canned pumpkin to pancakes helps reduce the amount of butter needed and adds 7 grams of fiber. Combining canned pumpkin with flavorings and letting them sit for an hour will infuse the pumpkin with the flavor.
Try it out: Pumpkin spice pancakes
Did you know? Every single part of a pumpkin is edible. Yep, you can eat the skin, leaves, flowers, pulp, seeds and even the stem!