Soooo, I'm not a cook. This can be confirmed by basically my entire family or anyone who knows me for more than a week. It's just never been my thing. That being said, I am preparing meals ahead of time more and more these days in an effort 1) make the healthiest choices possible and 2) save money. That means more cooking at home and less eating out. These responsibilities typically fall to my very capable husband, but I want to contribute at least once and while, so I decided to try making a knock-off version of one of my favorite foods: Fried Rice!
For those of you who have followed our social media pages or website for a while, you may remember that I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism some years ago, and I struggled with chronic widespread pain, fatigue and weight gain. After much prayer and research, the Lord led me to drastically lower my intake of inflammatory foods (sugar and processed what not) and to get moving. In the last year and a half, I have lost several pounds (umm 40?) and a few pant sizes, eliminated daily pain (replaced by good old fashioned muscle soreness) and felt a lot more energized. I've also become a total gym-rat, but that's a story for another day.
In keeping with this lifestyle I love, I'm always on the lookout for recipes that I can cook in advance and which meet my low-sugar, high fiber, veggie-rich needs. It also needs to be kitchen-idiot proof. This one checks all the boxes!
What you Need:
Cauliflower Rice (Costco, 1 bag)
Stir-Fry Veggies (Kroger, 2 bags)
Braggs Liquid Aminos (you can use soy sauce if you want) 3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 Tsp Minced Garlic
Optional: Eggs or Chicken
Watch how easy this is:
Drop coconut oil into a large skillet, add frozen veggies, warm.
Toss in riced cauliflower, add liquid aminos and garlic, stir and cover.
Let that steam, stirring occasionally until most of the cauliflower is looking tender.
If you want, feel free to crack in a few eggs and scramble those into the mix. I'm allergic, so I skip that particular step. When prepared as shown you get this:
This recipe makes 4 generous servings with the following nutrition facts:
7 grams of fat (coconut oil baby!)
15.9 grams total carbohydrates
(4.4 grams of fiber/11.5 grams of sugar)
8.9 grams of protein (not including eggs or meat)
How easy was that?! Enjoy!