This week we've had two faux carb meals and I'm pretty sure the kids didn't even care/notice. First, spaghetti squash. Let's get realio, we never use spaghetti noodles. Ever. We always serve spaghetti with squash subbed in for noodles. Every. Time. Know why? It's delicious. The kids omnonom it up, so it's a total win. Plus, my husfriend makes this bomb ass sauce packed to the max with veggies - whatever we have in the fridge. This last one was lots of tomatoes (barf, but I digress), eggplant, bell peps, etc. It's good with yellow squash and zucchini in it too. ALL THE SQUASH.
I'm a recipe follower, he's a mad scientist. It works.
We also made pizza with cauliflower crust because we're savage. Ima be honest, I did NOT think the kids were gonna be down with this and our toppings combo, but they were, so YASSSSS. Fair warning, it will give you DANK garlic breath, but it's worth it.
1/2 head cauliflower
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella
4 cloves garlic, minced
a few dashes of Italian seasoning
S&P to taste
Chop up your cauliflower and put it in a food processor to grate it up even more. Steam it for 10-15 minutes, then add everything to a bowl and mix it up. Flatten it out and put it on a cookie sheet to bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes, or until it's crispy. Personally, I like to make individual little pizzas because they cook better, aka it won't be as soggy in the middle, plus, who doesn't want their own lil pizza? After it's cooked, take it out of the oven and add whatever toppings you want, and bake it til the cheese melts, about 3-4 minutes.
Done and delicious. Look at all those calories/carbs/macros you just saved. You go gurl.
We put pepperoni, banana peps, shrooms, olives and cheese on it this time.