Everyday more and more people I know are adopting a Paleo diet. Most of them are doing Cross Fit which has turned them onto the Paleo diet, but some are just opting to use this as a diet or eating plan. Basically to follow a Paleo diet, also known as a Paleolithic or Caveman Diet, you don’t eat anything that our Paleolithic counterparts couldn’t have eaten. That means that meat, fruits, veggies, nuts, and unprocessed grains are in, but all processed food, white flour, and sugar is out. (This explanation is very, very simplified). Although I will never fully adopt a Paleo diet or stray from Weight Watchers, I do love the idea of eating less processed foods and eating in the way our planet naturally provides for us. I also love the idea of lowering my carb intake since that is the only way I can ever push through a plateau in my weight loss. This simple recipe for Cauliflower rice is a staple in most Paleo diets and is surprisingly delicious. I ate some last night with the Indian Butter Chicken and was completely satisfied.
Remove the stem and outer green leaves. If using a food processor, roughly chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces. If using a box grater, cut into four quaters.
Food processor: If you have a grater attachment, you will get the best results. If not, you can process in the normal way. Add three cauliflower florets to the food processor and grate into small rice like pieces.
Box grater: Carefully grate the cauliflower quarters against the medium-sized holes of the box grater. Repeat until the whole cauliflower is in small rice like pieces.
Saute method: Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a small pan over medium heat. Stir to lightly saute and then cover for 5-7 minutes to steam until rice is tender. Season well with salt, pepper, and your favorites spices or herbs.
Microwave option: Add the cauliflower to a microwave-safe container with a lid. Add a couple of tablespoons of water and toss with oil if desired. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Season to taste.
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Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
† SmartPoints™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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