Resolved to cut carbs? Good idea. Carbs are linked to high blood sugar, which in turn is linked to diabetes, heart disease, fat and even cancer.
Here are some creative substitutes:
Rice: Cauliflower pieces, cut or torn very small
Mashed potatoes: Mashed cauliflower and sauteed onions. You can also use mashed turnips or celery root. Season with herbs or spices.
Lasagna noodles: Zucchini, sliced lengthwise and thinly
Buns: Portobellos, warmed and gills removed, unless you’re feeling lazy
Pasta: Broccoli spears, onions, mushrooms, smothered in sauce. Try our Broccoli Puttanesca. Cauliflower’s also a filling sub.
Wraps, tacos, burritos: Lettuce or steamed collard leaves, stuffed with beans and/or veggies. Try our recipe for Indonesian tempeh wrapped in leafy greens, available in “Eat and Beat Cancer: How to Create Your Anti-Cancer Kitchen,” to be released in late Fall 2013.