Posts Tagged ‘easy’

My new favorite “rice”

faux_rice

 After Thanksgiving I’m usually “potato-ed” out.  I’ve consumed my fair share of roasted and sweet potatoes and yams.  The day after I’m ready for a different side dish to my standard protein fat and veggies meal.  Yet, rice doesn’t settle well with me even though I enjoy the flavor.  Often I make dishes for my family that include rice:  fried rice, curry, rice bowls, for examples.  But I’ve needed a substitute.  

I can’t believe how ridiculously EASY and FAST this is to make. I had heard of cauliflower rice but couldn’t believe that it could truly substitute rice: the consistency and the tolerance for juices.  Boy, was I wrong.  It’s absolutely delicious and even faster to make than rice!

Recipe:

Cauliflower (in a Vitamix or blender for 30 seconds until it’s seriously chopped)

Sautee the chopped cauliflower in a pan in oil for 1-2 minutes.  Add in your favorite vegetables and seasonings.   

fauxfriedriceIt’s that easy.  And perfect for us paleo fans as well.

Be well,

Lynn

9 out of 10 kids loved this shake

Chocolate_Peanut_Butter-Banana_Milk_Shake

I recently hosted an after school enrichment class entitled “Yummy Healthy Shakes”.  My intentions were to teach kids in 3rd through 5th grades that food is consumed to not only taste good but to nourish the body.  I offered a digestive tract worksheet (I heard lots of “yuks”) and a breakdown of carbohydrates fats and proteins for them to consider when making their own shake.  We talked about sugar (I heard lots of disappointing sighs) and how it should be a special treat occasionally not occupy each of their meals.   The “Ughs” came when the half baby kale/salad joined the bananas, peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa and unsweetened almond milk in the blender.  BUT they all (yes even the 10th child who wouldn’t admit it) guzzled their shakes down.  A definite hit!

Here’s the recipe “Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Shake”:

1 whole banana

1 tblspoon organic peanut butter (straight peanuts, no sugar added)

2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup of mixed greens

Enough unsweetened almond/coconut milk to cover 2/3rds of the ingredients in the blender.

Enjoy and be well,

Lynn