Recently we have made a pretty significant change to the way we have been eating. After reading The 4-Hour Body I had a realisation that as vegetarians we tend to rely on carbs for a majority of our meals. Though a lot of the time I tend to replace processed carbs with whole grains, the ‘slow carb diet’ takes you away from grains altogether, leaving us to rely more on fresh vegetables and legumes for a large portion of our meals.
Following the ‘slow carb diet‘ has meant a complete overhaul of our eating habits. Rather than call it a diet, which for me has negative connotations, I like to think of it as a a lifestyle shift away from our reliance on carbs.
The one problem for me was that we love to eat things like curries, that really need some kind of rice or bread to make a complete meal. For a little while we avoided these types of meals, but I missed them too much, so when I came across cauliflower ‘rice’ as an alternative I was so excited.
- Roughly chop the cauliflower into large chunks
- Put them in the food processor and blitz until there are equal rice sized pieces
- Heat a non stick frypan and add your choice of oil (it works well without oil in a good pan)
- Sautée until the cauliflower has softened and serve as you would rice.
Seriously… This has revolutionised our dinner times. Cutting out white rice and getting an extra serve of veggies is a win in my books!
What’s your favourite trick to get more veggies into your diet?
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