6 tasty dishes where you can use cauliflower as a low carb alternative

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Just because you are on a low-carb diet doesn't mean that you have to miss out on the recipes that you love! Low-carb alternatives are plentiful and one of the best foods to use happens to be cauliflower. It's a pretty versatile vegetable if you think about it. It doesn't have a strong natural flavor and it can cook up quickly. There are nearly endless possibilities!
Don't believe us? Check out some of these awesomely tasty dishes that use cauliflower to replace a high-carb ingredient. You'll want to try these tonight!
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1. Cauliflower rice (h/t Spend With Pennies)
If you need a quick and easy rice substitution, this recipe is what your dreams are made of. All you need is a bushel of cauliflower and a grater and you will have cauliflower rice in a matter of minutes! It's so simple.
2. "Better than potatoes" cheesy cauliflower puree (h/t I Breathe I'm Hungry)
One of the hardest things to give up for a low-carb diet is the beloved potato. However, with this cream, cheesy recipe you'll never look back! It's really that good.
3. Cheesy cauliflower breadsticks (h/t Jo Cooks)
Want to take a big bite of cheesy bread, but don't want the pangs of guilt? You should try this cauliflower breadstick recipe that is very simple to make, tastes incredible, and stays true to a low-carb diet.
4. Low-carb mashed spinach and cauliflower
Mashed potatoes are a comfort food favorite side dish, and those on a low-carb diet don't need to eschew them entirely. Subbing mild cauliflower in for the potatoes makes just as delicious a side dish. The recipe below pairs it with spinach for flecks of green color and tons of vitamins. Get the full recipe here.
5. Cauliflower mac and cheese (h/t Don't Sweat the Recipe)
Indulge in this cheesy recipe of goodness. Cauliflower is an excellent stand in for pasta so you don't have to worry about the carbs as you take bite after bite of this delicious dish.
6. Cripsy baked cauliflower tots (h/t Spoon Fork Bacon)
Warm, crisp and perfectly bite-sized, cauliflower tots are the low-carb, healthier solution to a traditional favorite. Adults and kids alike will appreciate this treat!
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