The hardest part of going low-carb is giving up all of your favorite comfort foods, like pizza, Mac & cheese and the ever delicious ways potatoes are fried. When you go low-carb, you need to learn to be a ninja of substituting. Cauliflower is, without a doubt, the greatest low-carb vegetable ever. Here are 6 easy ways cauliflower can still comfort you on a foodie level.
Cauliflower Fried “Rice”
It may not be rice, but could you really tell? I couldn’t. Ditch the rice and instead toss some thawed Cauliflower Florets it your food processor for a nice low-calorie, low-carb and paleo dinner with this winner of a Cauliflower Fried “Rice” recipe.
It doesn’t matter if it’s summer time, winter time, happy times, sad times; mac & cheese is like a warm blanket of awesome that can fill the cracks of the soul. Ok, I might be exaggerating here, but either way, it rocks. The carbs, however, are not so rocking. Replace the mac with thawed cauliflower florets in this Cauliflower Gratin recipe that is sure to please (yes, even kiddos will eat their veggies with this one).
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Raise your hand if you love pizza! But pizza is a HUGE no-no when you’re going low carb, so what are you to do? Rice up some cauliflower florets in your trusty food processor, follow this awesome Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe and eat all the darn pizza you want of course!
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Picture it: it’s the middle of winter, you’ve got your cozy sweat and blanket, the only thing missing is a creamy, delicious comforting soup. Or is it? Not with this Creamy Cauliflower Soup! Packed with nutrition (and light on the carbs) this soup will warm you from your head to your toes.
If we’re being honest here, fried potatoes in really any form are like kryptonite to a diet. But Cauliflower Tots are the antidote! Loaded with nutritious veggies and baked instead of fried, you wont even miss those silly potatoes.
Just mash it!
I know this seems a little too easy. But, seriously, steaming and mashing cauliflower with a dash of butter and cream (or even just by itself) is a satisfying and healthy side dish.