Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cauliflower Rice

You may have heard of cauliflower rice and perhaps had the thought, "what the..???"

I'm here to tell you it is delicious AND on the whole, better for you than regular rice, especially for keeping blood sugar balanced.

Rice is a starchy carbohydrate, and like bread, pasta & potatoes, has received a bit of a bad rap in the past few years.

Let me explain a little about that.

Starchy carbs are ones that your body converts to glucose very easily give you a blood sugar spike, causing your pancreas releases insulin to bring down blood glucose.

This drop in blood sugar from high to normal can leave you feeling sluggish and sometimes hungry again - what most people describe as 'low blood sugar'. 
It's not low, it's the dramatic drop that causes this feeling

Insulin is a fat storage hormone, so any extra energy will be easily stored as fat.
Eating to keep blood sugar more stable is becoming more important as more of our population is affected by metabolic conditions like type 2 diabetes.

This recipe is an easy substitution for rice and is delicious with stir-fry.

1/2 head of cauliflower, grated or processed

1/2 red capsicum, diced

1 small broccoli head, sectioned & steamed

1 handful of green beans, steamed

1 cup frozen peas

1 tbspn olive oil

Pre-heat a large pan, medium heat with olive oil and add the cauliflower.

Stir for a couple of minutes and add the other vegetables.

Cook until vegetables have softened and serve as you would rice.

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