Sweet and Sour “Pork” Fried Cauliflower Rice and Edamame Hummus with Crudites as a snack.
I decided to vegetarian all this week and create a healthy alternative to some of my favorite dishes. Eating healthy isn’t expensive or what I call the 3 B’s, bland, boring or a budget buster.
For the Sweet and Sour “Pork” Fried Cauliflower Rice, I toasted some sesame seeds along with sauteing some eggs and veggies to go into my cauliflower rice that I got for a reduced price for $1.79 at Kroger. I used Gardein meat free porkless bites as my source of “meat” that was on sale for $3.99. Talking about delicious! This rice dish tastes just like takeout. You don’t miss the meat or the white rice. It is the perfect carb friendly dish for diabetics. I was able to make 2 servings which cost less than $5.00 per serving.
I knew I would need a healthy snack that would help me get through the rest of my day and keep my numbers steady. I ventured out and made my own edamame hummus. I love hummus! I paired it along with a few of my favorite crudites to make it more antioxidant, vitamin and carb friendly. Also, you can toast and season whole wheat pita bread as another option for dipping.
Edamame beans are a great source of a complete protein and fiber for it has all of your essential amino acids. Protein and fiber helps keep you feeling fuller and will stop your blood sugar from spiking.
I even saved some money by purchasing hulled sesame seeds at Whole Foods in which I toasted and blended in EVOO for $0.64 rather than buying tahini for $6-8. Delicious and winning! My vegetarian week is off to a good start. This vegetarian dish serves as a great snack or appetizer at your next party or gathering.
I hope you made some great choices today in brown bagging your lunch or finding a healthier option on the menu. Remember to lunch right with every bite!