Top 3 Crazy Good Cauliflower Hacks

  • Possible Pat
  • November 13, 2017

If you are trying to lower your carb intake, then cauliflower just may be your ticket to creating your favorite meals. When trying to lose weight, crabs can be pretty tough to include in our diet, especially if you are not eating the right ones. There is a whole list of carbs that we need to avoid if we want to lose weight, but luckily cauliflower is not one of them. Because it has such a mild taste and is easy to make, it is the perfect food to use as a substitute for your favorite carbs.

Whether you are on a Custom Meal Plan, or just trying to eat healthy, cauliflower is a great substitute for many of your favorite carbs. And while yes, cauliflower contains carbs, the amount you would consume in comparison to most of the traditional carbs you are consuming daily is minimal.

Top 3 Crazy Good Cauliflower Hacks

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

We all love mashed potatoes, and it is a staple in many meals around the world, but if you are trying to control your carb intake, this particular food is one of the first to disappear from your meals. But, did you know you can make mashed “potatoes” from cauliflower? This recipe is so good that you won’t be missing those potatoes! Plus, you can easily use this for meal prepping. As long as you keep the cauliflower mashed potatoes in the fridge, they are good for up to 3 days after you make them.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • > 1 tablespoon of coconut or avocado oil
  • > 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • > salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  1. Cut your cauliflower into florets and add to a pot of boiling water, along with your garlic. Boil until your cauliflower is tender, typically about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain your cauliflower and garlic and pat dry while it is hot.
  3. Add your cauliflower and garlic to a food processor, along with your salt and pepper. Add your oil and puree.
  4. Enjoy!

Macros/serving
Serves 4
Calories – 70, Carbs – 8, Fats – 4, Proteins – 3

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is great because it is easy to make and can replace rice in almost any recipe that calls for it. Cauliflower rice also doesn’t have to be made from scratch as many grocery stores around the country are beginning to sell it. If not, making it yourself can be just as easy.

Ingredients

  • > 1 large head of cauliflower
  • > 1 tbsp of coconut or avocado oil
  • > salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut your head of cauliflower into 3 sections.
  2. Using a food grater, run your cauliflower over the medium holes to create a rice-like texture. Alternatively, you can also put the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until it is rice-like.
  3. Sautee your cauliflower rice over medium heat with your oil. Salt and pepper to taste. (If you want to make fried rice, add amino acids in place of soy sauce)
  4. Cover your cauliflower and allow the rice to steam for about 5-8 minutes, or until soft.
  5. Use as a rice-replacement in your meal or recipe and enjoy!

Macros/serving
Serves 4
Calories – 70, Carbs – 7, Fats – 4, Proteins – 3

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Who doesn’t love pizza!? Just because you are trying to lose weight, doesn’t mean you can’t have pizza and the first step to eating pizza on a diet is to replace the crust with a healthier alternative. This recipe may take time, but it is well worth it! Once your crust is formed, add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Many of these ingredients are based on the brand Bob’s Red Mill.

Ingredients

  • > 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • > 2 1/2 tbsp of flaxseed meal
  • > 1/4 cup water
  • > 1/3 cup almond flour
  • > 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • > 1 tsp dried oregano
  • > 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • > 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Mix your flaxseed and water. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, cut your cauliflower into florets and steam until your cauliflower becomes tender and begins to fall apart. Set them aside and let them cool.
  3. Mix your almond flour, oregano, garlic, and salt.
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 450º.
  5. Once your cauliflower is cool, use a cheesecloth or dish towel to squeeze out any excess moisture, getting them as dry as possible.
  6. Add your flaxseed mixture to your dried cauliflower and mash together. Add your almond meal and mix.
  7. Roll this mixture into a ball and place onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Then pat your dough until it forms a circle that is about 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Bake your crust for 25 minutes. Then remove, add desired toppings and bake for another 8 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

Macros/entire pizza (crust only)
Calories – 477, Carbs – 49, Fats – 20, Proteins – 5

About Possible Pat

Hi, I'm Pasquale Brocco and I've lost A LOT of weight. When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 605 pounds. After visiting the doctor, I realized I had to make a change. I started with a simple plan and within 60 days, I lost 100 lbs. So far, I've lost over 307 pounds. Now, I'm sharing a simple message with you, "Anything is possible." If you can put on the weight, you can lose the weight.

Comments

Paulina

Those recipes sounds Patmazzzzing. Thanks a lot for good ideas.

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