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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower "Rice"

Grated cauliflower makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice when you need a little carb detox. You can season this any way you wish – here I brightened it up with lime and cilantro and served it with a broiled pork loin. It has a couscous-like texture, and is perfect with chicken, pork chops, steak or anything you would normally serve with rice.

Does it taste like cauliflower? Yes, it does so if you’re not a cauliflower fan (I love it!) this may not be for you. But if you’re a fan like me, you’ll love this side dish! And it’s also vegetarian, vegan and Paleo-friendly.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

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Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup  • Old Points: 1 pt • Weight Watchers Points+: 2 pts 

Calories: 61 • Fat: 3 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Sugar: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg • Sodium: 37 (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Directions:

Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft.

Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” to the saute pan. Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl; toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.

Makes 5 servings.

Veggie Ham Egg and Cheese Bake

For an easy brunch recipe to serve for a large gathering, try this wonderful savory egg dish; made with part whole eggs, part whites, mushrooms, broccoli, bell peppers, scallions, tomatoes, ham and cheese.

You can modify this however you wish – swap the ham for lean sausage or leave it out. Swap the cheddar for mozzarella or leave it out for dairy-free. As for the vegetables, use whatever you prefer, no rules here!

My sister in law Denise recently made something very similar to this at a brunch she hosted and I knew I wanted to remake it (just a bit lighter). Her recipe called for flour but I tested it without and it worked fine, plus I swapped some of the eggs for egg whites, added a lot more veggies and use reduced fat cheese. This turned out wonderful, and you can prep it ahead and bake when your guests arrive. Enjoy!

Veggie Ham Egg and Cheese Bake
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Servings: 12 • Size: 1 square  • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 152 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 5 g • Fiber:1 g • Protein: 14 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium:  385 mg • Cholesterol: 102 mg

Ingredients:

  • olive oil spray
  • 2 cups shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar (for gf, check labels)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 5 oz sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 7 oz finely diced lean ham steak
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes, seeded
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 7 large whole eggs
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with oil.

Place 1 cup of cheese into the baking dish.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add scallions, mushrooms and red pepper and saute until vegetables are tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook 2 – 3 minutes. Add the ham and broccoli and remove from heat. Spread evenly over the cheese mixture.

In a large bowl combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper and whisk well. Slowly pour over the vegetables in the baking dish and top with remaining cheese.

Bake until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 32 to 35 minutes. Let stand 8 to 10 minutes before cutting into 12 pieces.

Eggs and Tomato Breakfast Melts

I’m in love with these easy open faced breakfast sandwiches made on a whole wheat English muffin with egg whites and scallions, then topped with heirloom tomatoes and melted cheese – mmm!

Tomatoes, eggs and scallions are always a winning combination for me – especially now when summer tomatoes are at their sweetest! If you can’t find heirloom tomatoes, red grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes would be just as great.



Eggs and Tomato Breakfast Melts
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Servings: 4  • Size: 1 breakfast melt  • Old Points: 3 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 160 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 15 g • Sugar: 4 g
Sodium: 329 mg (without salt) • Cholest: 8 mg

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole grain English muffins, split
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 egg whites, whisked
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 oz (about 1/2 cup) reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, grated
  • 1/2 cup grape or cherry heirloom tomatoes, quartered

Directions:

Preheat the broiler on high. Place muffins, cut side up, on a baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes or until beginning to lightly brown on edges. (Or you can do this in your toaster oven)

Heat a medium skillet on medium heat. Add oil and sauté 3 of the scallions about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg whites, season with salt and pepper and cook, mixing with a wooden spoon until cooked through. Divide on toasted muffins and top with tomatoes, cheese and remaining scallions. Broil for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until cheese has melted, careful not to burn.

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