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Focused on eating healthier? Try the GM diet—one of the easiest ways to master healthy eating. Whether you're looking to lose weight or just eat healthier, the GM diet is probably somewhere on your radar. One reason the diet is so effective is that it promotes the increase of fruits and vegetables in your daily intake. Kids and adults alike know that it's hard to get all your fruits and veggies. If you don't know how to start increasing your vegetable intake, we've compiled the best cauliflower recipes that will leave you full, satisfied, and on your way to a healthier you!

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Top 3 Cauliflower Recipes For GM Diet

Shepard's Pie

Shepards Pie

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Save this cauliflower recipe for a family meal—this healthy twist on a classic meal will satisfy everyone!

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, quartered
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • kosher salt
  • Whipped Cauliflower:
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • kosher salt

  • Directions

    1. Bring a large saucepan filled halfway with salted water to a simmer and add the cauliflower
    2. Add a lid to the pan and steam for about 5 minutes
    3. Drain the cauliflower and add it to the bowl of a food processor
    4. Puree until smooth and season with kosher salt
    5. Set aside
    6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
    7. In a 10” shallow skillet over medium heat, add the ground turkey and break up with a wooden spoon
    8. Cook until mostly cooked through and then add the onion
    9. Cook another 5 minutes until the onion is soft
    10. Add the carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes
    11. Add the tomato paste and mix it into the vegetables and beef
    12. Add the frozen peas, 3 ½ cups of beef broth, and 2 bay leaves
    13. Cook for 10 minutes over medium-low heat
    14. Mix the ½ cup of beef broth with the cornstarch in a Tupperware and shake well until smooth
    15. Pour the slurry in and stir it in well
    16. Cook while occasionally stirring for another 10 minutes until slightly thickened
    17. Season to taste with kosher salt
    18. Spoon the cauliflower in scoops to the top of the skillet
    19. Bake the skillet uncovered for 20 minutes and then take it out when it is piping hot and the cauliflower is golden around the edges
    20. Sprinkle with chives and serve hot

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

cauliflower rice with chicken

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This zesty meal is one of the best cauliflower recipes and is great for a light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (1-2 limes, depending on how juicy they are)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 sea salt
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup red onion, raw
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • Directions:

    1. First, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat
    2. Add chicken to the pan and cook over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side
    3. Let cool for 15-20 minutes before slicing; slice chicken and set aside
    4. Add the rest of the chicken ingredients into a large bowl
    5. Mix well
    6. Place sliced chicken to the bowl and toss with dressing
    7. Refrigerate
    8. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
    9. Add riced cauliflower and spices and cook for 5 minutes
    10. Then, add in black beans and sauté for another 2
    11. Finally, add in red onion and mix
    12. Place chicken, cauliflower rice, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 1/4 of an avocado into a bowl

Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

cauliflowers steaks

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This hearty meal is one of our favorite cauliflower recipes because it's delicious as it is healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (or another variety of dried mushrooms)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms (or another variety of fresh mushrooms), diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • high heat oil or cooking spray, for misting
  • fresh parsley for topping


Directions

  1. In a large measuring cup or a small bowl, combine 2 cups hot water with the dried mushrooms, then allow to sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium-size pot, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, fresh mushrooms, and garlic salt, and cook for 10 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender. Next, separate the dried mushrooms from the liquid (reserving the liquid for later), chop them into small pieces, and then add them to the pot with the cooked fresh mushrooms. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Sprinkle the arrowroot powder in the cup with the reserved liquid and whisk until smooth. Pour in the pot with the mushrooms and broth. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly thickened, while stirring intermittently. Remove from heat, season with tamari, and set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a large sharp knife, trim the leaves from the bottom of the cauliflower and cut off the very bottom of the stem. Cut the cauliflower in half down the middle, through the stem. Take one half of the cauliflower and cut it into 3/4 to 1-inch thick slices—you should end up with 2-3 steaks, with some florets falling from the sides. Repeat with the other half of the cauliflower.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Arrange the cauliflower steaks on the baking sheet a few inches apart and lightly spray them with oil. Sprinkle the seasoning on top, and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Flip them over and continue to bake for another 15 minutes, until light golden brown and crispy.
  5. While the cauliflower bakes, transfer the gravy to a blender and blend until smooth. If you prefer some larger pieces of mushrooms in your gravy, be sure to scoop them out before blending. Pour the gravy back into the pot and warm over low heat. When the cauliflower steaks are done, serve immediately with warm gravy. Top with fresh parsley and serve.

Conclusion

One of the hardest parts of following any diet or eating healthy in general is finding ways to not get bored with fresh fruits and vegetables. And with our delicious cauliflower recipes, you'll be well on your way to creating a healthy lifestyle!

Check out our website more recipes, information on the GM diet, and how it can help you lead a healthier life. Being healthy doesn't have to be hard! Try using the GM diet today.