Cauliflower Keto Recipes
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If you are following a keto diet, or want to, it is important to find lots of interesting ways to keep your diet dynamic and interesting. Once you get through the initial period of adapting to a diet that is radically low in carbohydrates, and based mostly on fats and, to a lesser degree, protein, your body probably will not crave carbs.
However, you may miss the kinds of foods that you were used to before you adopted a ketogenic diet. Many people, when thinking of a keto diet, assume that it is very boring and also unhealthy.
We are here to let you know that there are many ways to make a keto diet both interesting, varied, and healthy. Many vegetables, for example, are available in almost unlimited quantities, potentially filling a keto diet with nutrients and freshness.
One of the most magical of vegetables is the cauliflower. Nowadays, people are using cauliflower to make such varied foods like cauliflower rice, pizza crust, and so much more.
Cauliflower is packed with nutrition, and is naturally high in fiber, along with B-vitamins. Cauliflower has antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect your body against cancer.
High levels of fiber enhance weight loss and promote smooth, regular digestion. Choline, which is also present in this cruciferous vegetable, aids in learning and memory.
Cauliflower is low in carbs and low in calories while containing protein and very little sugar. That makes it compatible with the ketogenic diet.
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High in both vitamin C and vitamin K, cauliflower also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium, at lower levels. This vegetable is mostly made of water, which means it aids in keeping you hydrated.
Rich in glucosinolates, which help protect cells from damage, cauliflower has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial effects.
Cauliflower can be cooked in so many different ways. The simplest are steaming, roasting with a little drizzle of olive oil or cooking spray, boiling and pureeing.
Boiled pureed cauliflower makes a delicious, guilt-free soup that can be enjoyed anytime. With all the rich, high-fat foods, and protein-rich meals on your keto diet, a simple, steamed, roasted, or pureed cauliflower can be the perfect, light foil to the heavier foods.
It will keep you feeling light and provide you with the peace of mind that comes along with taking good care of your body. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit!
Roasted cauliflower covered in melted cheese is one of the most delicious vegetable dishes imaginable. Once you get the hang of some of the recipes below, you can get creative and experiment with using this wonderful vegetable as a mainstay of your keto diet.
1. Cauliflower Keto Rice
Using cauliflower as a way to make mock “rice” is one of the best new trends for those who love the taste of rice, but not all the carbs and calories that it contains. This is your basic recipe for cauliflower rice, with the delicious addition of butter which is keto-friendly.
Serve this “rice” alongside your favorite protein foods, and with a healthy dose of butter or sour cream, you can recreate some of your favorite Indian, Mexican or Asian dishes with this easy and delicious version of keto rice.
2. Low Carb Cauliflower Rice
Here is a yellow version of cauliflower rice, made with coconut oil and turmeric. It makes a great foil for Indian dishes and any meat-based main course.
3. Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice
If you love the taste of fried rice, you can make this quick and easy substitute, using cauliflower, vegetables, and eggs. It has the texture and taste of your favorite Asian fried rice, without the carbs, to keep your mouth happy and your system in ketosis.
4. Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole
This delicious, quiche-like recipe showcases cauliflower rice as a filler, in place of breadcrumbs, flour, and high carb crusts. Using cauliflower allows all the taste and texture of a traditional quiche while staying within the bounds of a keto diet.
5. Keto Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza
Many people would confess that pizza is one of their favorite foods, and the most missed on a ketogenic diet. But creative cooks have found ways to create mock pizzas with all the delicious flavor of regular pizza, without the carbs.
One of the best ways to do this is with the creation of a cauliflower crust. Pile on the cheese, pepperoni, and veggie toppings, and enjoy this pizza with a piece of mind as your body keeps on burning fat!
6. Easy Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Here is a recipe for just the crust, made with 3 simple ingredients. You can use this as a base for many other foods as well.
Try it as a base instead of tortillas, for layering lasagna, and more. This versatile recipe will open up new worlds of possibility for your keto diet.
7. Creamy Keto Cauliflower Rice
We have included this super simple recipe, using frozen prepared cauliflower rice, as a way to get started using it. It is a quick and satisfying meal when you don’t have a lot of time or energy to cook.
Adding fats makes this the perfect keto recipe, with very little effort needed to pull it off. This is a decadent side dish for special occasions or just a delicious and easy weeknight meal.
8. Spicy Coconut Milk Shrimp
This recipe is especially for those of you who love Thai food served over a steaming bowl of white rice. Fortunately, with coconut milk permitted on your keto diet, and paired with delicious keto cauliflower rice, you can recreate your favorite Thai dishes and enjoy them guilt-free!