These Keto Cauliflower recipes will help you stick to your keto low carb plan. How so? Well, it's so versatile that you can mimic meat, pizza, or even bread with cauliflower! I hope these best Keto cauliflower dishes inspire you to experiment more with cauliflower!
Cauliflower Recipes to 'Diet' For (See what I did there lol)
My first foray into the realm of keto recipes using cauliflower was keto cauliflower mash. Back when I first started low carb, keto wasn't even around at that time and cauliflower was a new thought as sides, rice, etc.
I mean, really, we were raised on unhealthy mashed potatoes. Mashed cauliflower as a keto cauliflower side dish, much less anything else was unheard of.
But through many years of practicing low carb and keto as a lifestyle, I am happy to pass on my knowledge of cauliflower. Really passing on all keto/ low carb knowledge.
I also want to pass on the knowledge that busy families need to get healthy meals on the table and how easy it is once you get started.
Over time, we’ve come up with new methods as well as more gadgets to help with anything healthy, low carb or keto.
Health Benefits of Cauliflower
Cauliflower is great because it provides many health benefits. In fact, not only is it low in calories but it contains almost every vitamin and mineral.
It's also high in fiber, contributing to 10% of your daily allowance.
I’ve compiled my keto favorites from the cauliflower category. They’re exceptional, but perfect for all skill levels.
These recipes will be so beneficial to your keto diet because you won’t need the excuse that you are busy and can’t cook. They are also so family friendly there’s no need for 2 meals!
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Keto Cauliflower Is Versatile
And cauliflower is really versatile. Because of its mild flavor palette, it can take on flavors to mimic dishes you want to mimic, such as keto cauliflower fried rice, or keto cauliflower mac and cheese or even keto cauliflower tortillas!
Let’s face it, we are all busy and on top of that, sometimes we just aren’t up to cooking a big meal. And you think you aren't creative enough, am I right? I am here to help with that!
Cauliflower can be purchased riced or as tortillas, or even keto cauliflower pizza, ready to go for creating your meal. You definitely do not have to sacrifice convenience because you are keto.
Since these are family friendly Cauliflower recipes, such as keto cauliflower casseroles, there's no need for two meals. This isn't like other 'diets' where two meals need to be made. This isn't really a diet either. It's a healthy lifestyle.
For some of these meals, they are great as leftovers. So, consider making extra for delicious lunches.
These 30 Best Keto Cauliflower recipes couldn’t make life any easier! Following your healthy way of life is even easier and tastes amazing! But this is a month of recipes that will help you stay on track.
Even better, these keto cauliflower recipes will make you feel like you’re cheating on your diet. But you aren’t.
Then you can easily repeat and not get tired of what you are eating!
Before I share my favorite cauliflower meals, I thought I’d share some of my tried and true low carb tips and information tips to make life easier.
How The Low Carb Lifestyle Can Improve Your Health
A low carb diet is essentially, what it says – it is a diet that greatly reduces intake of carbohydrates. This is not as easy as it sounds.
Carbohydrates are found in foods such as sugary snacks, bread, pasta, starches, fruit, and many processed foods. Typically, the most strict low carb diets limit intake to 20 grams of net carbs per day, at the very least less than 50 grams and the main source of these carbs should be non-starchy vegetables.
Although it may seem drastic, there is plenty of scientific research that shows low carb eating to be beneficial to your health, from weight loss, medical reasons, or a wish to simply eat better. Whatever your reason for starting the low carb lifestyle, there are several key health benefits that can be attributed to this kind of diet.
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With many diets, people often end up hungry and then snacking and fail to lose weight. They try to restrict their food intake too much and end up ‘falling off the wagon’. This is a very real issue for many people and the ultimate reason why they do not lose the weight they are trying so hard to shift.
In contrast, with the low carb lifestyle, you do not get the hunger cravings or need to eat as you do with other diets. Research has shown that people who reduce the number of carbohydrates they eat and replace these with additional protein and healthy fats will eat less and reduce their overall calorie consumption.
If you are trying to lose weight then this can be an effective method, as you actually want to eat less. When you are eating a low carb lifestyle, you lose weight in different ways.
For example, a lot of the body is made up of excess water and the low carb diet can help to get rid of some of this.
A low carb lifestyle leads to lower levels of insulin, which causes the kidneys to work more efficiently and by eliminating insulin triggers, most people lose weight and often very quickly.
Lower Levels Of Visceral Fat
When we do lose weight from following this diet there is an important point to consider. Not all weight is the same, and visceral fat is the bad kind that sits around our organs and can cause serious health problems.
Research has shown that a low carb diet can help to reduce levels of visceral fat specifically rather than the other type of fat, the subcutaneous type.
Stabilize Blood Sugars – Prevent And Manage Type 2 Diabetes
When a low carb diet is followed long term, there is a clear reduction in the chance of developing diabetes and other health issues.
Eating fewer carbs reduces the need for the body to produce insulin; insulin is used to break down all the sugars in carbohydrates and too much of this can lead to diabetes in later life.
By simply reducing the number of carbohydrates (insulin trigger foods) that you are eating, you are reducing the production of insulin in the body and reducing the body’s resistance to it.
A low carb diet prevents erratic blood sugar spikes that may lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Similarly, research has shown that diabetes, both type 1 and type 2 can be better controlled with a low carbohydrate diet. Of course, anyone who is considering changes to their diet should consult their doctor. This is particularly the case if you are taking medication for your diabetes, as this may need to be adjusted too.
High Blood Pressure
Like diabetes, high blood pressure has been connected to many serious health disorders such as heart attacks and strokes. Ultimately, we should all aim to keep our blood pressure within the healthy range, but this can be hard with our lifestyles.
Research is therefore focused on finding ways everyone can realistically lower their blood pressure. The low carb diet can help to keep blood pressure where it should be and prevent it from getting too high.
The overall message is that a low carb diet can be beneficial in many ways and can help with certain health issues.
Main Dish Cauliflower Recipes
Shrimp and Chorizo Dirty (cauliflower) Rice | I Breathe I’m Hungry
Spicy Cauliflower Quesadillas | Wholesome Yum
Cauliflower Grits with Spicy Shrimp | Jessica Gavin
Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie Cauliflower Mash | Ditch the Carbs
Casserole Cauliflower Recipes
Cheesy Chipotle Cauliflower Casserole | I Breathe I’m Hungry
Loaded Cauliflower and Chicken Casserole | Rachel Schultz
Keto Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole | I Breathe I’m Hungry
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks | Jo Cooks
Bread Type Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Crust Garlic “Breadsticks” | An Edible Mosaic
Cauliflower Tortillas | SlimPalate
Jalapeno and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins | I Breathe I’m Hungry
Side Dish Cauliflower Recipes
Better Than Potatoes Cheesy Cauliflower Puree – I Breathe I’m Hungry
Cauliflower Mascarpone Gratin | Family Style Food
Cheesy Cauliflower Tots | I Breathe I’m Hungry
Anti Pasta Cauliflower Salad | I Breathe I’m Hungry
Cauliflower Pizza Bites | DAMY Health
Roasted Cauliflower with Olives and Herbs | Gourmande in the Kitchen
Mushroom Risotto using Cauliflower Rice | Paleohacks
Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice | My Food Story
Baked Cauliflower Bites Au Gratin | Low Carb Yum
Cheesy Kale Cauliflower Fritters | All Day I Dream About Food
Keto Mac and Cheese | My Natural Family
Cauliflower Potato Salad | Gluten Free Daddy
Replace Meat Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Poppers II | Jo Cooks
Buffalo Cauliflower | Maria Mind Body Health
Pizza Cauliflower Recipe
Cauliflower Crust Pizza | Love and Lemons
Dip Cauliflower Recipe
Garlic & Red Pepper Cauliflower Hummus | Our Fifth House
Soup Cauliflower Recipes
Curried Cauliflower Soup | I Breathe I’m Hungry
Roasted Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup | Two Peas and Their Pod
Dessert Cauliflower Recipe
Cauliflower Chocolate Brownies | I Breathe I’m Hungry