This weekend I made some new stuff and it turned out good! Thought I would share my menu and one new recipe I am in love with that can be breakfast or dinner!
One thing I’ve learned in my healthy journey is to release FEAR. So many people are afraid to try new food. They will spend a butt load of money on supplements, pills, and programs but you say why don’t make this and see if you like it and next thing I know the GROCERY BILL comes up. PLEASE! If I told you that I had a pill that would make you lose weight hardly any of you would give me grief. If it was solid that it would drop the pounds you would get a second job and sell a boob to get it.
Well, recipes take about $10 bucks to try AT BEST. If it sucks you aren’t in for hundreds of dollars. And I can promise you the magic fat loss pill is finding healthy foods you will eat! It’s the only “pill” that works.
This week I made:
Oats with cauliflower instead of oatmeal and it’s been GOOD!
For my private members I do have an instructional video on how I make cauliflower rice in the oven . For all of you, just use this video to learn how to rice it. Mine has my own tips but this will work and I actually RICE mine using the water trick in the free video.
When I get the “rice” made, I lay it on a foil lined baking sheet that I have drizzled a little EVOO on to keep it from sticking. Just drizzle and rub it with your hand to spread it. You can use non-stick if you prefer.
Next, sprinkle A LOT of cinnamon on top. Get it brown. Then sprinkle sweetener of choice. I used coconut sugar but you can use brown sugar, Splenda or whatever you prefer. I probably used about 2 tbsp for a whole pan.
Bake this at 425 for 30-40 min and I stir mine around about every 10-15 min. just to keep it browning evenly. You want it pretty brown and cooked.
Take it out and portion it into individual servings. I made three heads of cauliflower and that gave me 5 good sized portions. The awesome thing about cauliflower is that you can eat a butt load with out guilt and a ton of health! One medium head is only 146 calories! That’s a lot of cauliflower.
Now that you got what I call the BASE made, you can make a variety of mixes through the week. In the pic above I added to it:
1 – container of Cinnamon Cauliflower Oats
1/2 cup of thawed frozen berries (I defrost in fridge two bags of frozen berries every week to add into smoothies, yogurt, oats, and pancake topping instead of syrup)
1/8 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds (you can use chia or nuts but I love my pumpkin seeds)
I ate it with some egg whites chopped up and tossed in after the photo. You could also pour a little unsweetened almond milk in this and add your favorite protein powder! It’s versatile. One day I added pureed pumpkin, more cinnamon, 1/2 scoop of vanilla Shakeology, and some almond milk. It was awesome. I haven’t tried chocolate Shakeology yet but I’m sure it’s awesome, too.
And, you could easily use this as a dessert after dinner. Throw a little flavored yogurt in this and eat for a sweet treat while still getting in a vegetable.
Being healthy just requires being open to new things. I will try anything to get healthier and sexier.
This week’s food prep!
- Cauliflower “Potato Salad” and I added some Chic Peas for more protein
- Cauliflower Oatmeal
- Grilled Flank Steak and Chicken Thighs for the boys
- Grilled Salmon for me
- Mason Jar Salads (chic peas and eggs with cabbage slaw, cilantro, celery, onion, and tomatoes)
- Carrots, Peppers, and Sugar Snap Peas with hummus or Guacamole
- Qunioa and Cucumber Salad
- Sweet Potatoes
- Spinach, avocado, cucumber, lime and berry energy and immunity drink (I just blend in Vitamix and chug it)
- Apples, bananas, and portioned nuts for Logan to have after school