Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

I thought a video would help some people who are visual learners better than a recipe, so I put together this video to demonstrate how to prepare Chicken Fried Rice-Paleo Style (meaning without actually containing any rice). You will also see how to make cauliflower rice. Feel free to substitute the meat or omit it altogether.

My apologizes for the poor video quality, but I believe can still help guide others in making this yummy dish! This is my first video, so hopefully the next one will be better. This has definitely been a learning experience (as are most things in life it seems).

I hope you enjoy! Check out my website for the full written recipe.

Please feel free to leave me feedback on this post or the video itself. I appreciate feedback and use it to serve you better.

Sweet & Salty Tuna Salad

As some of my readers already know, I have been hosting a Whole30 challenge this month through my business Back 2 Basics Cooking . Many of the participants have stated how much the support has helped them to change their eating habits, but it has also taught me a lot in return! As I said in another post, I have learned tons of awesome whole food recipes. This recipe was inspired by something one of the participants posted. (I am not sure if she wants me to give her name, so if now I am going to leave it out.)

I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand for her recipe, so I had to improvise. As is almost always, my improvising was a success!  I discovered another cheap meal that requires no heat for cooking, so it is super quick to throw together. It is also great to take for a lunch since it doesn’t need to be warmed up. I thought I would share my new go to meal with all of my awesome readers.

It is the perfect balance of sweet and salty that has the crunch that you crave, while leaving you satisfied for several hours!

Make sure your tuna doesn't have soy listed as an ingredient.

Make sure your tuna doesn’t have soy listed as an ingredient.

Sweet and Salty Tuna Salad

Serves 1

1 Can of Wild-Caught Tuna in Olive Oil or Water (Check Label for Soy!)

1 Sweet Apple Cut into Chunks, Fuji or Honeycrisp Work Great

1 Cucumber, Cut into Chunks

1 Ripe Avocado, Mashed

1/4 Yellow Onion Diced Small

A Large Pinch of Sea Salt

Mix together and enjoy!

Yum Yum Yum!

Yum Yum Yum!

A Typical Menu On the Whole30 Program

I have had several people ask me what a typical day on the Whole30 program looks like. I don’t actually think there is such a thing as a “typical” day. When I first started eating paleo it seemed like I was so limited in what I could eat. This was only because I was focusing on what I could not have instead of what I could have. Once you move past this mindset, you will see all of the amazing choices that you didn’t even know existed or if you did, you did not dare try them.

Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp, Peppers, Onions, and Spinach with Seasoning-Sauteed in Coconut Oil or Grass-Fed Butter

Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onions, and Spinach with Seasoning-Sauteed in Coconut Oil or Ghee

You most likely will not like everything you try, and some new flavors and textures may take a few times before you really enjoy them. However, the flavors you will experience after you cut out processed foods, sugars, grains, and industrial seed oils will be like nothing you have ever tasted- I PROMISE! I love food now more than everrr.

Tuna Boats, Kale Chips & Fresh Strawberries

Tuna Boats, Kale Chips & Fresh Strawberries

For those of you who crave simplicity and routine there is an easy answer, find 4-14 typical days and eat those in rotation.

For people like me, who get bored easily, you can have 7-14 go to meals; but, then experiment as you like.

There is no “right” way. Whatever works best for you is the best choice.

A New Favorite of Mine-Brussel Sprout "Chips"

A New Favorite of Mine-Brussel Sprout “Chips”

So, while I do not believe that it is possible to give you a typical day in the Whole30 Program, I believe it is possible for you to create your own typical day based on your palate and personal preferences. You can keep it as simple or as complicated as you prefer.

Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Here are a few examples of what your typical day could look like:

Meal One

2 or 3 Hard Boiled Eggs and Sliced Avocado

Meal Two

Baked Wild-Caught Salmon, Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions, Carrots, Zucchini & Peas, Fresh Blueberries

apple sunbutter snackMeal Three*

Sunbutter & Apples

Meal Four

Pork Chops, Baked Sweet Potato with Ghee & Cinnamon, & Roasted Brussel Sprouts

*Many people are not hungry for a snack. If you are hungry eat, if not then don’t.

 

Or it could be full of mouth watering recipes like this:

Meal One

http://whole9life.com/2011/03/stmegg-and-kale-quiche/

Meal Two

http://thehealthyfoodie.com/beef-broccoli-cauli-rice-aka-chinese-fried-rice/

Meal Three*

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1670459416/roasted-brussels-sprouts-and-bacon

Meal Four

http://www.thefoodee.com/recipe/7576/

*Many people are not hungry for a snack. If you are hungry eat, if not then don’t.

Yum Yum Yum! Now I am hungry from looking at all of these recipes, so I am going to go cook. The point of this post is that you can make your menu as simple or as complicated as you want during the Whole30. Just be sure you stick to the rules. If you don’t know what they are read them here: http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/

Plantain Chips and Dip

Plantain Chips and Dip

Oh, and if you noticed that I didn’t use labels like “breakfast, lunch and dinner” it is because you should lose these labels. Feel free to have scrambled eggs and bacon (sugar free of-course) for dinner or shrimp fried “rice” for breakfast. It really doesn’t matter! Yay! Brinner it is!

What are some of your Whole30 go to recipes? What are some Whole30 recipes you are wanting to try out?