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15 Cruciferous Veggie Recipes With up to 37 Grams of Protein

Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
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Eating a wide variety of vegetables is not only essential for a healthy diet — but it’s also a smart strategy for losing weight. In particular, cruciferous vegetables like broccoliBrussels sprouts and cauliflower can help lower your risk of disease and increase longevity. Research shows these veggies contain compounds that help fight non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. They’re low in calories and high in satiating fiber, which can also aid weight loss.

These 15 recipes feature cruciferous veggies in everything from hearty soups to better-for-you pasta dishes and grain bowls — with up to 37 grams of protein per serving.

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1. ROASTED BROCCOLI-CHEESE SOUP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Roasted Broccoli-Cheese Soup

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 226; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 24mg; Sodium: 508mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein 13g

2. CHICKPEA BROCCOLI SALAD WRAPS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Chickpea Broccoli Salad Wraps

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 264; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 510mg; Carbohydrate: 41g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 14g; Protein 15g

3. SHRIMP AND BROCCOLI FRIED RICE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Shrimp and Broccoli Fried “Rice”

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 239; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 124mg; Sodium: 491mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 17g

4. CAST-IRON BROCCOLI AND RICOTTA PIZZA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Cast-Iron Broccoli and Ricotta Pizza

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 282; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 22mg; Sodium: 410mg; Carbohydrate: 36g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 13g

5. WHITE BEAN BOWL WITH BROCCOLI PESTO | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

5-Ingredient White Bean Bowl with Broccoli Pesto

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 352; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 291mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 1g; Protein 16g

6. TURKEY BREAST CUTLETS WITH POMEGRANATE AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Turkey Breast Cutlets With Pomegranate and Brussels Sprouts

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 235; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 57mg; Sodium: 306mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 31g

7. BRUSSELS SPROUTS & PROSCIUTTO SKILLET PIZZA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Brussels Sprouts & Prosciutto Skillet Pizza

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 352; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 658mg; Carbohydrate: 39g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 3g; Protein 16g

8. FARRO SALAD WITH SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 375; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 6mg; Sodium: 158mg; Carbohydrate: 53g; Dietary Fiber: 12g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 14g

9. MUSHROOMS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS & TOFU GRAIN BOWLS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

15 Vegan Dishes With Up to 21 Grams of Protein

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 364; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 644mg; Carbohydrate: 37g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 6g; Protein 17g

10. CHICKEN AND WILD RICE BOWL WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 441; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 58mg; Sodium: 288mg; Carbohydrate: 61g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 37g

11. CREAMY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SOUP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 268; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 838mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 10g

12. BAKED CAULIFLOWER MAC AND CHEESE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 464; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 38mg; Sodium: 686mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 19g

13. GNOCCHI-CAULIFLOWER SKILLET CASSEROLE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Gnocchi-Cauliflower Skillet Casserole

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 308; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 43mg; Sodium: 592mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein 19g

14. STIR-FRIED CAULIFLOWER “RICE” BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Stir-Fried Cauliflower “Rice” Bowl

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 277; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 523mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 14g

15. CAULIFLOWER AND GREENS FRITTATA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Cauliflower and Greens Frittata

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 109mg; Sodium: 333mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 19g

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