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Hate cauliflower...but want to be healthy

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  1. smsfamily727

    smsfamily727 New Member

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    Hi folks! I was recently put onto a diabetic (low carb) diet. I love a variety of vegetables, but my biggest love is potatoes. I used to eat potatoes with almost every meal. My nutritionist suggested switching cauliflower with potatoes. I ate cauliflower when I was a kid and for some odd reason began hating it years ago. Does anyone have any suggestions on loving cauliflower again?
     
  2. darrensurrey

    darrensurrey Well-Known Member

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    If you can't just suck it up, then I'd recommend an EFT therapist to help you to overcome whatever issue you have with cauliflower. You could also look up low carb ideas for making stuff like cauliflower rice, pizza, mash "potato" etc. Check out the paleo diet which basically ditches all carbs.
     
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    Curry them, add root ginger cut into pieces..delicious.
    God you don't need therapy for things that you can do yourself!
    Forget that you don't like it. Start cooking and adding old cauli in small portions. You will start liking it again
     
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    It's not a matter of liking it it is a matter of what is doing you good? Think of it like medicine? But really just don't wat cauliflower then lol, simple :)
     
  5. amy green

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    Once it's on the plate, you could top it up with something more acceptable e.g. parmesan, mayo, pesto, chilli sauce.
     
  6. David don

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    try cauliflower paratha you will love it
     
  7. amy green

    amy green Well-Known Member

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    A tasty way is this method:-
    Cut up half a medium sized cauliflower into small florets (about 1" in size). Peel and chop a medium onion.

    Melt a fairly generous amount of oil and butter together in a frying pan. Lightly saute the chopped onion in this for a few minutes. Now add the cauliflower and stir around to coat the cauliflower in the oily mixture. Lower the heat and cook for 10 - 15 minutes with a lid to cover.
     
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    There are lots of new caulfilower recipes using the veg as a 'rice' or 'mash' substitute. Works well, but cauliflower isnt the best veg to eat, it is hard to digest and fibrous so a lot of people avoid it anyway.
     
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    Butternut squash is quite high in carbs.

    For 'cauliflower rice' use the metal blade in a food processor, pulsing for 30 to 60 seconds until it resembles rice. I then eat it raw but it steams quickly if you prefer.

    'Mash' needs well cooked cauliflower. Use the plastic blade in the processor and add butter. Cream cheese is also good. Blend together until smooth.
     
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    Yes I wondered about butternut squash but, as you can see, the link I gave is from a diabetes website! I suppose you know that the digestion of carbs is slowed down by eating fibre.
     
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    The advice given on some diabetes websites is simply wrong. In fact, may be killing people.

    The problem is the production of insulin, not the actual speed of digestion.
     
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    Dietary fibre helps control blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, fibre — particularly soluble fibre — can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes insoluble fibre may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-...nd-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983

    Increasing the amount of fibre helps to manage diabetes
    https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-t...carbohydrates-and-diabetes/fibre-and-diabetes
     
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  14. Crowan

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    I could answer this post by simply repeating my last answer :
    However, we could easily hijack the thread with this, so better to start a new thread, maybe?
    The thread is about making cauliflower more palatable. 'Low carb' is specified. One option, of course, would be to drop vegetables altogether. Or, failing that, to stick to green ones - salad leaves, spinach, cabbage etc.
     
  15. Crowan

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    A bit of a keto joke here:

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