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You have a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier food, but a winter-hankering for comfort food. How do you handle that conundrum? The best answer is to eat some cruciferous vegetables. Cauliflower, for instance, has a high level of vitamin C which helps boost mood in the darker months. There are a host of other vitamins and antioxidants in many cruciferous vegetables and they have far less carbohydrate content than potatoes.

One of my personal goals over the last three years has been to grow more organic winter vegetables in the garden which can help give my family more nutrition in the side dishes we prepare. By starting your cruciferous vegetables from seed in late January indoors, then planting your crops before the last frost and covering your crops, you can start cold weather vegetables exceptionally early in the spring and bring these nutritious vegetables to your family as organically as possible.

For now, try the pot roast with garlic cauliflower recipe below to hold you over while you dream of seed planting and veggie growing.

Lean Pot Roast with Garlic Cauliflower

• 1 1/2 pound lean beef pot roast
• 1 head organic cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
• 4 tablespoons chopped garlic
• 2 cups water
• salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a baking pan. Cover. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 3 to 4 hours.

Shawna Lee Coronado

Written by Shawna Lee Coronado Shawna Coronado is a professional writer for green lifestyle living and organic gardening. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her at http://www.shawnacoronado.com.