Be Creative with Cauliflower for a Non-Starch Alternative
Cauliflower not only offers a powerful nutritional punch, it’s also become popular as a non-starch alternative to high carb foods, such as rice and potatoes. Reducing starches, which are complex carbs, in your diet can help you keep blood sugar levels controlled, boosting your weight loss results. Choosing cauliflower instead of starches also helps you get more servings of veggies each day. Start using cauliflower to replace carbs with these fun ideas.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
If you love pizza but you’re trying to limit starches, cauliflower can come to your rescue once again. It’s easy to find cauliflower pizza crust recipes, but to enjoy the best crust, you need to make sure you get as much of the liquid out of the cauliflower as you can so you get a crispy, light crust.
Instead of heaping your plate with high starch mashed potatoes, mash up some cauliflower. You’ll enjoy the same texture of comforting mashed potatoes without all the carbs. If you’re not used to cauliflower, you can use half cauliflower and half potatoes to ease into this new transition.
Skip the rice and use cauliflower instead. Process cauliflower in a food processor until it’s approximately rice-sized. Then, cook it up like rice. It’s perfect in soups or you can use it to make your favorite fried rice recipe without all the carbs that come with white rice.
Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese
You can enjoy mac n’ cheese without the guilt by using cauliflower instead of pasta. Cut the cauliflower into pasta size pieces and cook it up. Use the cheese, milk, and other ingredients you’d normally use in your mac n’ cheese. Since cauliflower doesn’t have a strong flavor, you’ll enjoy all the cheesy comfort of mac n’ cheese without the carbs that come with pasta.
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