Cauliflower ‘Fried Rice’

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This is a delicious low carb recipe loaded with veggies that you can make in large quantity for meal prepping. Feel free to substitute chicken for pork or beef as your protein choice.

I chose to use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for the seasoning. Coconut aminos provide the same taste as soy sauce, but don’t contain any soy. Why do I avoid soy? Many reasons. Soy crops tend to use large quantities of pesticides which will contribute to increased toxicity when consumed. Soy contains goitragens, which are compounds that lead to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism (sluggish thyroid) can make it difficult to lose body fat. Soy consumption can also block the absorption of minerals (i.e. calcium, zinc) due to high content of phytates. Soy also contains phytoestrogens  which have been linked to endocrine dysfunction, infertility, and breast cancer development in adult women. Soy protein is also a common protein source in many processed protein and meal replacement bars. Check you nutrition labels and avoid soy whenever possible.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen peas
½ cup water
2 chicken breast, cubed or sliced
6 green onions, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped fine or cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 head of cauliflower, shredded or chopped fine
6-tablespoon coconut aminos
2 eggs, beaten

Recommendation: Use a food chopper or processor to chop vegetables and reduce prep time.

1. Cook IMG_6502frozen peas until tender, 3-5 minutes.
2. Heat coconut oil in wok over medium-high heat
3. Add sliced or cubed chicken breast and cook 7-10 minutes. Note: raw chicken can be difficult to cube. Slice the chicken and cook before cutting into cubes. It will add a step but it will be easier to handle.
4. Remove chicken from wok and add 2-tablespoon oil. Sauté green onion, carrot, and garlic for 5 minutes.
5. Add chicken, cooked peas, and coconut aminos to wok.
6. Make a space in middle of wok and add beaten eggs. Add beaten ages to wok and scramble for mixing everything together.

Serving size = 1½ cup / Calories = 195 / Fat = 10g / Protein = 18g / Total Carb = 8g / Fiber = 3g / Sugars = 0g

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