Steamed cauliflower blended in a food processor with butter, sea salt and a dash of freshly ground pepper can make for a great low-carb, high-fiber substitute to mashed potatoes. You could also mix half cauliflower and half mashed potatoes to ease yourself in.
You can substitute just about any baking recipe that requires white flour with almond or coconut flour instead. Both make excellent low-carb, gluten-free options.
Cauliflower and broccoli can each replace rice dishes if ground up in a food processor and steamed or baked in the oven. Don’t be afraid to mix half brown rice and half ground veggie to cut the carbs in half if you prefer.
2) Burger bun or sandwich bread
Large Portobello mushrooms can replace a hamburger bun and cut the calories in half. Romaine or butter lettuce can easily substitute bread in burgers, sandwiches, tortillas, taco shells, as a wrap for gyros or other lettuce wrap options. You can also make cauliflower bread for almond butter and jam sandwiches. Just replaces the savory portions like the garlic and salt with a bit of sweeter options like agave nectar or honey and cinnamon.
A spiralizer will be your new best friend for pasta substitutions. Invest in a good one. With it you can make carrot or zucchini noodles. Squash can also be a really great tasting sub for pasta. You can roast spaghetti squash with a sprinkle of extra virgin olive oil and sea salt as a spaghetti replacement. You can slice butternut squash into flat pieces as a sub to make a great low-carb lasagna. The options are endless!
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