DAY 24 – AWESOME FOOD TRICK!!!

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Let’s not deny it, we all love rice (well most of us, anyway).  RICE is a big part of many meals because it helps us feel full.  But since when do we stop eating when we feel full =((  …you know the expression “the eyes are bigger than the stomach”?  Enough said.

While rice can be nutritious, it is also packed with carb and calories.  Now this is great if you are a growing child or an athlete whose daily caloric needs are high, but not so great for someone with a fat loss goal.

Rather than give up rice completely (because that would make your veggies and meat look really lonely on a half-empty plate), let’s use this easy food trick to deceive our eyes…and our tummies!

CAULIFLOWER RICE!!  How cool is that!?  Looks like rice, tastes like rice (ok, somewhat) and fills you up, WITHOUT all the carbs and calories.  If you’re thinking, “Cauliflower?  Ewwwww”,  don’t get skeptical on me until you give this food trick a try.  I was the same way at first.

cauRice

To make rice from cauliflower,
1 – Wash a head of cauliflower and trim the leaves and stems.
2 – Chop into small pieces and then run those pieces through a food processor with the grating attachment. This will result in a rice-like consistency.  (You can also cut them up yourself if you have the time and patience.)
3 – Place the cauliflower ‘rice’ in a large skillet with a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
4 – Season with a little salt and pepper (I use Mrs. Dash) and you are good to go.

Serve your normal vegetable and meat dishes over a bed of cauliflower rice just as you would traditional rice.   There you go!!!!!  I’ve just saved you a ton of calories!

And now check out this site for ideas on how to spice up and flavor your cauliflower rice, http://nutritionstripped.com/simply-cauliflower-rice/

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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