What does grain-free mean, exactly? Anything made with or from barley, corn, durum, kamut, millet, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, spelt, tuff, triticale, wheat (all varieties), wild rice and whole grains is a grain.
Cutting all of these ingredients out of your diet might seem like an overwhelming and unachievable task, however, shifting your diet away from grains allows you to consume more fruits, vegetables and protein! In addition, doing a grain-free diet has be associated with many health benefits, specifically for those who suffer from autoimmune diseases. Following a paleo, or simple carbohydrate diet proves to lower inflammation and increase good digestive health.
Avoiding grains does not mean that you shouldn’t be satisfied, either. This week we will be sharing some tips and tricks on how to swap out your go-to grains with healthy alternatives!
Not sold on the idea? Check out our delicious and filling Mexican Cauliflower Rice Recipe below:
1 bag of riced cauliflower (or 1 head of cauliflower)
1 yellow onion, diced
1 can black beans, drained
3 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon chili powder
½ Tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup cilantro, chopped
If pre-packaged cauliflower rice is not available in your local grocery store, chop 1 head of cauliflower into florets. Place florets into food processor and pulse until a rice-like consistency.
Add diced onion to skillet over medium heat. Cook until translucent. Add riced cauliflower and cook until soft. Add black beans, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and salt. Mix well. Add in chopped cilantro.
Feel free to add more veggie such a zucchini and peppers for a complete vegetarian and vegan dish!!
Serve rice as the base of a burrito bowl or eat plain!