Growing up West Indian with Antiguan parents, eating rice was almost an everyday meal staple. Now being married to a sexy Colombian, let’s just say rice and beans is a weekly thing in our home. I love rice. I love food period. I am that friend whose eyes light up just from talking about what I had for breakfast or what I will eat for dinner. I plan my meals ahead of time, not because of meal planning necessity but from sheer excitement about food. I have nothing against rice, but eating it daily or even every other day does do damage to your waistline if you are trying to achieve a certain weight or fitness goal.
Before cauliflower rice, I’ve made some big changes in my household to help with my husband and my weight loss. We stopped eating rice all together at one point and I snuck in quinoa. Quinoa became our rice substitute for a couple of years. Over time, that became boring and the cauliflower everything trend was on the rise. From cauliflower mash potatoes, cauliflower pizza crust to cauliflower rice, cauliflower was not only trendy but proving to be a game changer in the weight loss/nutrition industry. Cauliflower when prepared right can have the same consistency as mash potatoes and rice, taste just as delicious without the carb calories, bloat or guilty feeling.
My favorite way to prepare cauliflower rice is making cauliflower fried rice. Chinese food is my go-to treat meal/comfort food. Although, I am an advocate for health and eating a diet that 80% clean and 20% fun, I was skeptical. Being a Bronx native, you couldn’t convince me that cauliflower rice was ever going to taste like Chinese fried rice. Nope. Not having it. Made no sense. Well…I eventually caved when I tried a new nutrition program that focused on weight loss without exercise and dieting. This nutrition program changed my mindset on how to approach my nutrition and weight loss. It allowed me to eat as much as I wanted and I still lose weight. For my full review on this program CLICK HERE.
|Mouthwatering, I know!|
I am lucky to have a husband that does not mind being my guinea pig and lets me try my new recipes on him. Even if you have the pickiest eater in your house, I am sure they will love cauliflower rice. I started making cauliflower fried rice, cauliflower risotto, cauliflower rice, and cheese. The side dish recipes were endless and my husband was happy. Even my 9-month-old eats cauliflower rice. When it comes to eating healthy and weight loss, being open-minded to trying new foods and recipes will keep the variety in your diet. It will also give your body the different nutrients it needs to function properly. Do not be afraid to try new foods, you will be pleasantly surprised. You can prepare almost anything in several different ways until you find the recipe that works for you.
Hope you enjoy! Happy Healthy Eating!
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