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…
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.
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 😉
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!
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…
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!
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!