Eat This, Not That: Cauliflower Rice

Bowl of cauliflower rice.

Rice is a staple in many households around the world and is an easy and delicious grain to add to any meal. However, rice can be high in calories and carbohydrates, meaning it will fill you up without providing you with many additional nutrients. Substituting cauliflower rice for white rice is a great way to get more antioxidants while reducing calories and carbohydrates in order to save room for other nutrient dense foods.

Eat This: Cauliflower rice

Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 28 kcals (kilocalories)
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Fat: 1 gram

Not That: White rice

Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 242 kcals
Protein: 4.4 grams
Carbohydrates: 53.4 grams
Fat: 0.4 grams

Tip: Cauliflower rice can easily be made at home using a box grater or a food processor, or find it in the frozen section of your local grocery store. Cauliflower can also be used to make a tasty low carb pizza crust or mashed and used as a substitute for mashed potatoes.