We've never been more excited to veg out.

Karla Walsh
May 15, 2020
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In the modern era of superfood super-trends, first there was kale. Then there were beets. Now we're in the age of cauliflower EVERYTHING, from rice and pizza crusts to gnocchi and steaks.

And you can add cauliflower breadsticks to the list, thanks to the latest product release from Green Giant.

Like many swap-carb-for-cauliflower recipes, the cauliflower breadsticks are a gluten-free option for those who need to steer clear of wheat. In fact, they replace a good portion of the regular flour with cauliflower—each breadstick is made from 40% veggies. Corn starch, rice flour, tapioca starch, yeast, olive oil, sea salt, egg yolk powder, xanthan gum (a thickener used in many gluten-free baked goods to replicate gluten-full recipe texture) and a handful of other seasonings round out the ingredient list.

According to Kristin Bradley, senior manager of public relations for the brand, "They come in Original or Garlic and taste really similar to restaurant-style breadsticks."

In case you, like us, are curious about the nutritional comparison of the restaurant breadsticks vs. Green Giant breadsticks, check out these stats (we compared them to Olive Garden's breadsticks).

One of Olive Garden's breadsticks has 140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbs and 460 milligrams of sodium.

One of Green Giant's cauliflower breadsticks has between 110-120 calories, 4.5-5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 16-17 grams of carbs and 125-370 milligrams of sodium.

So you'll save a few calories and carbs with the cauliflower version, but lose a little protein and add more fat. If you're seeking to limit your sodium content, stick (sorry!) with the original Green Giant cauliflower flavor, as it has 27% of the sodium as the OG restaurant recipe.

Each freezer pack of the take-and-bake breadsticks includes six sticks for $4.99. You'll find them growing in freezer aisles throughout summer, including at Walmart, and are currently available at most Stop & Shop, Acme, Safeway and Shaw's locations. If you're interested in stocking up on these sticks during your next supermarket run, check out the product locator on the Green Giant website.