Replace Carbs With Cauliflower To Stick To A Low-Carb Or Paleo Diet

Replace Carbs With Cauliflower To Stick To A Low-Carb Or Paleo Diet

Many people choose to limit carbs in their diet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have rice or pizza — well, rice or pizza made from cauliflower.

The vegetable is surprisingly versatile, as the Telegraph’s recipe suggestions reveal. In addition to making “rice” pilaf and pizza crust from cauliflower, you can use it in place of a potato in a Spanish tortilla or make spiced cauliflower fritters for a tasty side or snack.

We’ve recently pointed out that carbohydrates aren’t inherently bad for you, but cauliflower is one of the world’s healthiest foods. So even if you’re not on a low-carb diet, you might want to try these substitutions.

John Whaite: clever ways to swap carbs for cauliflower [The Telegraph]


  • Carbs have a bad rep these days but to me this low carb thing is just another fad that will pass. I’ve tried Atkins/low-carb diets of one form or another many times over the past 12 years, but on average, my attempts have lasted about a 1-2 weeks. I just can’t imagine living without carbs. For me, the key to success was alternating between high- and low-carb days ( more about carb cycling: Been using this method for about 3 months. Doing well! It really is the simplicity of sticking to the right food, exercise and regular weigh-ins that keep you going.

    • Carbs are essential and it’s silly and naive of people to eliminate them completely from their diets. It all comes to down to good management of the carbs that one needs to take in. This what I found works for me.

      1. Exercising immediately after every carb-based meal (breads/rice/pasta,etc)
      2. Choosing lower GI carbs (whole cereals/pasta, brown rice, wholegrain bread, fruit). After a while, I came to find these foods tastier than the overly processed white stuff.
      3. Strictly limiting my carb intake for the evening meal (at night, I tend to sleep more and exercise less)

      I haven’t cut out carbs at all yet I’ve lost a heap of weight – more than a friend who has gone all ‘paeleo’ the last few months. Better still, it’s sustainable. I’m not actually eating less than before, just eating more intelligently. I still have the occasional bakery/pizza binge, but now I just know when to do it and what to do afterwards. Simple really.

  • I’m all for eating healthy, and I like cauliflower, but if you try to serve me Pizza made from cauliflower, I will end you.

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