Healthified Recipes. Tested and Tried.

I, along with the help of my sister, the chef of the family, tested out a few healthified recipes I found on a few fun blogs. Here are the results…

Fried Rice

It seems the cauliflower rice trend has come and gone.  However, a while back I thought it was about time to try it out, so I went to my parents to meet up with Kristin up for lunch.

It was pretty easy to do. I cut a head of cauliflower up into chunks and put it into the food processor a few pieces at a time. I didn’t want to over crowd the processor, so I it took about 4 different times.  I thought I took a picture of it, but I guess not 🙁 Kristin and I tag teamed the prep and while I was ricing the cauliflower, she was cutting veggies and sauteing them.

We made a sauce with the ingredients below and mixed it into the rice to give the meal an Asiany twist. We loosely followed THIS recipe. There is also a good tutorial in that link.

Asian Riced Cauliflower ingredientsAfter combining the sauced “rice” and veggies we scrambled a few eggs to top it off. I must say, this was a delicious dish that was not only filling, but delicious and oh so nutritious!

Fried Riced Cauliflower

Mac N Cheese

Next up was a true classic. Mac N cheese. Now I have to start off by saying nothing and I mean NOTHING can replace straight up mac n cheese, but this was a healthier option that at least keeps the cravings at bay 😉

Mac N Cheese

We used THIS recipe, but omitted the breadcrumbs and upped the grated parm to 2/3 cup. It was really good and I will definitely make it again. It’s actually quite filling, more so than I thought it would be. It was creamy and cheesy and everything a mac n cheese should be… minus the noodles 😉 And yes, that’s ketchup on my broccoli. Don’t knock it until you try it!

Plated Mac N Cheese

Whole Wheat Tortillas

Todd is the major consumer of tortillas in our house, but I do like a fajita or burrito or roll up sometimes and really want a healthier option than store bought ones. Even the whole wheat ones are loaded with random crap so when I came across THIS recipe, I knew I wanted to try it. Of course, what I mean by that is for Kristin to make it and I try it 😉 I forwarded her the link and the next day I got a text with this picture…

Whole Wheat Tortillas

They were SO GOOD! Kristin said that without the sil pat, these would’ve been EXTREMELY hard to pull off the counter. They kept for a week in the fridge, but towards the end of the week, they were a little harder to roll up. Doesn’t matter though. They were really yummy and super healthy!

Tortilla wrap

So there you have it. Some healthified recipes WORTH making. You know you’ve tried a few recipes that don’t come out that great. No? Liar. I always get pissed when the food I eat isn’t good… especially if I’ve taken time to make it. That being said…

Give me a healthified recipe you approve of!

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