So are you a carb fiend? Can you simply not imagine having your meals without rice or mash potatoes! But yet your love of carbs is ruining your goals; you’re always chasing that weight loss, 6 pack or less bloating. Well, we have a solution for you!
Say hello to our new best friend the cauliflower - the cruciferous vegetable in Singapore that can be substituted into virtually any dish. This food can turn your rice, pizza and mashed potato into a macro friendly substitute.
This sometimes overlooked vegetable gives the potato and rice a run for their money, and those with a restricted diet will relish the possibilities that cauliflower presents. Once you discover cauliflower’s life changing powers (might be overselling it a tad there but it is amazing), you won’t be able to imagine eating any of your favourites dishes again without it.
So why is cauliflower so amazing? Other than being a great substitute for our main emotional carb crutches it has some pretty amazing health benefits:
Boost Heart Health
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Antioxidants and Phytonutrients Galore
And yes it is safe to say that Cauliflower wasn't always the sexiest vegetable on our supermarket shelves, but since it revealed itself as a versatile veg that can solve many of our “replacement” problems it’s gone up in popularity.
If you're trying to lose weight, have gluten intolerance or just unexplained bloating, here's why you need a head of this white cruciferous vegetable ready to go at all times.
It's low in carbs: One of the reasons we've majorly fallen for cauliflower is because of its low carb count. It easily subs in seamlessly for so many of our favourite comfort foods
It offers omega-3s: Cauliflower is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which can improve the body's response to insulin by stimulating the secretion of leptin. Leptin is one of the hormones that helps regulate body weight and can also increase metabolism by decreasing our hunger (telling us we are full).
It's high in fibre: Healthy digestion is essential to beat bloat and support weight loss. Luckily, cauliflower is a vegetable that's naturally high in fibre.
So what are some of UFIT’S favourite Clean and Lean Cauliflower dishes? Cauliflower is a staple during the Clean & Lean Challenge! We are starting our next Challenge on 12 January, 2019! Sign up now to experience a better way of living with a proper nutrition framework.
Cauliflower garlic mash
Cauliflower fried rice
Cauliflower crust pizza
Cauliflower and bacon soup
About the author
Wendy’s wellness philosophy is to stay healthy instead of fighting disease, with nutrition and exercise playing a key part. After seeing many people around her struggle with bad health, Wendy decided to pursue a career in disease prevention, with the goal of keeping it simple and sustainable for people with busy lives. Wendy believes in working closely with her clients to personalise a nutrition plan with regular reviews, monitoring gut healthy, hormonal balance, stress and sleep levels to achieve the perfect equilibrium.