Updated: May 27
Everyone needs a staple meal that you can whip up in minutes. Especially with Intermittent Fasting, having a fast and easy dinner option that you can whip up in minutes is a MUST. My go-to is the Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl. This meal is delicious and super simple to throw together. The Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl is also featured from the Complete Intermittent Fasting Program.
Use this recipe to help your body tap into fat burning mechanisms while fitting perfectly into your Intermittent Fasting schedule!
Is Cauliflower Rice Good For You?
First of all - cauliflower is much lower in carbs than rice (or any grain for that matter), making it the perfect swap for grain bowls. And here's the thing: even if you aren't following a lower carb diet, decreasing your carbohydrate intake can benefit you regardless of what your goals are.
Trying to lose weight? Perfect. A higher carbohydrate diet keeps your insulin levels (storing hormone) high which stimulates your body to stay in a fat storing state. Not what you want when you're trying to lose weight.
Trying to gain muscle? Excellent. You'll hear that not eating enough carbs can deter your performance. Turns out this study finds that statement to be totally false.
Second of all - cauliflower contains a few compounds, sulforaphane being one of them, that assists with detox - phase two to be specific. Detox is essential in your body and helps to get rid of medications, heavy metals and toxins in your body.
Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl
2 cups frozen or fresh cauliflower rice 1 tsp. chili powder 1/3 cup red onions, diced 1/2 cup black beans 1-2 cups favorite veggies (purple cab- bage, bell pepper, radishes and cucumbers are all great options for this recipes) 1/2 jalapeno, sliced (optional) 1/2 tsp. olive oil pinch of salt hot sauce (optional) salsa
4 oz. cooked protein of choice (shredded chicken, beef, shrimp, tempeh, etc.) 1/4 cup SoCal Spicy Guac
1. In a large pan over medium heat, add olive oil, red onions, jalapeno (if using) and a pinch of salt. Saute for 2-3 minutes. 2. Add cauliflower rice, chili powder, cooked protein and black beans. Saute for 6 minutes. 3. Add mixture to a large bowl and top with your favorite chopped veggies, hot sauce, salsa and SoCal Spicy Guac.