I am a reluctant member of the low-carb club, because Middle Age settles on a person right where it says: in the middle. How unfair that I had to lose weight in order to wear the same clothes I’ve had for years!
Cutting back on bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, sweets and (argh) alcohol is the easiest way to trim your middle. But when you don’t eat bread (or your carb of choice), you really miss it. Hence the cornucopia of recipes online for ersatz “breads.” Cloud bread is made of eggs and cheese (haven’t tried it yet). Lettuce wraps are very popular too, but they leave me cold as a soggy leaf from the ‘fridge.
I made this “Cheesy Cauliflower Bread” and although it’s really nothing like bread, it’s delicious. The great consolation of low carb eating is that you get to have fatty stuff.
As this cools, it firms up, so you can slice it into strips and pick it up in your fingers. It is more satisfying than zucchini noodles, which I can only tolerate if mixed half and half with pasta (or straight up as a salad, rather than posing as a main dish). I make the cauli-bread as an appetizer, or even as a meal, and despite the cheese, I don’t feel guilty because, hey, we just ate an entire head of cauliflower!
mm yum yum, sounds good and not complicated to make!
Yes, it’s good. Easy to have ready in under an hour and best when freshly made.
Paul S said:
I don’t consider myself a cauliflower lover but… I could eat that!
Yes, it’s a great way to get your veggies 🙂
Never thought it would be possible to make cauliflower even remotely likeable or pleasant…however…this post has immense possibilities!! Guess what’s going on the shopping list!
It’s worth a try. Definitely on my rotation now, and feels like fun food! But you do have to use a lot of cheese.
Lisa @ cheergerm said:
Ha, ha, hearing you on the ‘middle’! I am living life trying out the 5/2 diet at the moment to try and shift some of my stubborn middle…I love the idea of this, it’s easier than some of the other cauliflower pizza versions I have seen so will definitely be trying it. Now off to sleep coming off a low calorie day and can’t wait to have brekky in the morning. Yippee!!
Nothing has worked as well for me as low carbs, even though it goes against the grain (heh) after being a vegetarian for so long and basing my diet on potatoes, bread and pasta. My other secret is eating lots of soup, because it is satisfying but mostly water!
As a senior citizen, I’ve found that switching the kind of bread (for example), rather than eliminating it, works for me in my quest to ‘eat healthy’ and remain the slim, handsome devil that I am. Coincidentally (given my ‘killer’ new blog post today), my wife and I recently found DAVE’S KILLER BREAD — I kid you not — an organic whole grain bread that has 0 cholesterol, 3g total fat, 25g total carbohydrate (per slice) and tastes great. What’s more, it’s the product of an ex-con who spent 15 years in prison. It’s almost “the stuff dreams are made of!” 🙂
Wow–I will have to check out the “killer” bread. I agree that eating whole grains seems to keep the carb demon from wreaking too much damage. But it’s not much consolation when what you really crave is a flaky croissant… and sadly there is no such thing as a whole-grain potato!
Sounds and looks good!
Thanks–it’s definitely one I’ll make again.