Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Cauliflower Rice, Roasted Asparagus, with Turkey Meatballs

Déjà vu! I really like turkey meatballs, if you couldn't already tell by my last post. :) In addition to being gluten free and dairy free, this meal is also paleo. The paleo diet is based around eating real, unprocessed, whole food. It is rich in nutrients and healthy fats, and reduces bloating and improves energy stability levels. Eating paleo has also been shown to improve the flora in the gut, which can help cure irritable bowel. The meatballs are the same as the post below, just without the sauce in the previous post! 




Recipe

Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (can use olive, but I like the taste it creates)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • sea salt (to taste) 
  • pepper (to taste)

Steps
  • Grate the cauliflower in a food processor into rice sized chunks.
  • Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a saute pan.
  • Saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent.
  • Add cauliflower, mix together.
  • Add chicken broth, sea salt, and pepper. Saute until cauliflower is tender.
  • Serve hot.

Asparagus
  • Place asparagus on parchment paper. Drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle with organic no salt seasoning (or seasoning of choice).
  • Cook at 400 until tender.
Serves 4
Nutritional Facts for Cauliflower Rice:
Calories: 127
Fat: 7.4 g
Saturated Fat: 6.6 g
Carbohydrate: 12.5
Fibre: 4.7 g
Protein: 4.4 g

Enjoy!