Gone are the days when getting your ‘5 a day’ felt like mission impossible. Thanks to countless new and exciting recipes, it’s super-easy to substitute carbs for veg. So next time you’ve indulged in one too many treats, try ditching the potato, bread and rice in favour of some cauliflower.
Cauliflower hash brown recipe
First of all, blitz ½ a cauliflower in a food processor (if you don’t have one of these, just grate it instead). Next, transfer the shredded cauliflower to a bowl and add an egg, ½ a chopped onion, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and 3tbsp of corn-starch.
Once you’ve mixed it all together, season with salt and pepper.
Now, grab a frying pan and heat a splash of oil over a medium-high heat. Next, add a large spoonful of the cauliflower mixture to the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side (or until brown and crispy). Repeat this process with the rest of the cauliflower mixture and enjoy!
NOTE: by swapping the potato for cauliflower, hash browns can be a staple breakfast food with absolutely no guilt attached.
Cauliflower pizza recipe
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Now start by blitzing a whole cauliflower in a food processor (if you don’t have one of these, just grate it instead) before placing in the microwave for 5 minutes (or until soft).
Once the cauliflower has cooled, pour it onto a tea towel and squeeze out excess moisture.
After this, place it in a bowl and add an egg, a sprinkle of cheese, some Italian herbs and some salt and pepper. Once you’ve fully mixed this, place on a greased baking tray and shape into a round, flat shape and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and add toppings of your choice…Once you've added sufficient cheese and tomato, bake for a further 10 minutes and enjoy!
Cauliflower rice recipe
Fancy curry this evening? Before you start boiling any rice, head to the shop and pick up a cauliflower. All you need to do is blitz it in a food processor (if you don’t have one of these, just grate it instead) before heating thoroughly in a frying pan.
NOTE: this cheap and healthy alternative to traditional rice will leave you feeling super-full without the bloat.
So, if you’re trying to cut back on the carbs, grab yourself a cauliflower and get cooking.