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My name is Lynn, and I am a carb-o-holic


Pasta? Yes please!
Pasta? Yes please!

I love carbs. I’m addicted to pasta, rice, bread, you name it, I love it.

Unfortunately, carbs do not like me.

The most successful diet plan I have ever tried (until now) is the Atkins Diet, but I found it very hard to stick with. Also, while I was losing weight, the diet just didn’t SEEM healthy.

Now I am just trying to keep the carbs to a minimum rather than try to cut them out completely.

I still get cravings for rice and pasta several times a week, but I have found healthier alternatives that are (almost) as satisfying.

Here’s my recipe for a rice substitute. It is healthy, low calorie, and SO easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower.
  • That’s it!

Directions

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  • Wash the cauliflower
  • Break it apart into chunks
  • I put it in my Ninja Food Processor . (I am going to be mentioning this a LOT in my recipes so get used to it. I use it a minimum of once per day, generally at lease twice.) No I don’t get paid for the endorsement, I love it THAT much.
  • Put the lid on and hit the button for 4-6 pulses. (I tried chopping the cauliflower by hand before I got the food processor, it took about 5 minutes rather than 5 seconds).
  • Put the riced cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and microwave for two minutes. Don’t add water, it makes the “rice” too mushy.

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Boom! Instant “Rice.” Enjoy!

Cauliflower "Rice"This nutrition information is for an entire small head of cauliflower (4" diameter)
Cauliflower “Rice”
This nutrition information is for an entire small head of cauliflower (4″ diameter)
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5 thoughts on “My name is Lynn, and I am a carb-o-holic

  1. People who do good on atkins also do very good on paleo. They even have paleo spaghetti made with spaghetti squash. We are going to try that this week. Thanks for commenting on my blog. You have some great post as well.

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