Who ever said white food couldn’t be low-cal?
Sometimes you want to eat volumes, and this recipe will definitely do it for you— yummy, savory breaded cauliflower with shirataki noodles and fake alfredo! I’ve seen a version of this by Hungry Girl and wanted to give it a try, and I’m pretty pleased. The noodles are probably the most diet-y tasting part of any of my meals, I must say, but if you’re a shirataki fan, it’s still very good.
1/3 head of cauliflower, 70 calories
1/4 cup egg whites, 15 calories
1/8 cup bread crumbs, 65 calories
Cut cauliflower into small florets.
Dip each in egg white and then bread crumbs, pan-frying (with just pam or olive oil spray) for a few seconds to get the tops crunchy. Then bake at 400 for about 30 minutes.
1 package shirataki noodles, 40 calories (I used fettucini)
2 T light sour cream, 40 calories
2 T grated pecorino romano cheese, 40 calories
If you haven’t used these tofu noodles before, be forewarned: they’re a big rubbery/thick, but if you’re craving masses of noodles without calories, they’re good enough— 1 whole bag for 40 calories!
- Remove from bag and rinse immediately; they smell a little fishy from being stored in water, but rinsing for a few minutes does the trick.
- Dry them off pretty thoroughly or your dish will get watery later.
- Cut into short pieces; this will eliminate the trick of having to bite them in half and makes their chewiness almost unnoticable.
Rinse, cut, dry, and microwave for about 2 minutes with sour cream and grated cheese.
Whole recipe: 270 calories, 13g fiber (cauliflower, baby!), 17g protein, 8g fat
It actually made so much that I ate half for dinner, am going to workout, and will finish it later… Crazy volumes of food, oh my! Try mixing in different cheese for different effects, and maybe some broccoli too.