[THE SEVEN] Staple Meals | Bases: Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This article is from the Staple Meals installment of our series "THE SEVEN | Principles Of Nutrition For Life in Sync" and provides ideas for bowls you can make with oven-roasted green veggies as a base. For a little more context on what we're up to here, this intro post will fill you in.

Eating amazing nutrient-dense, clean and low-carb meals doesn’t have to involve complex cooking or tons of time. The recipes in this series are delicious, inspired by our travels, and designed to make eating according to the Seven Principles easy and enjoyable. 

How to build your own bowls

1. Choose a Base

Oven Roasted Green Veggies (recipe here)

Cauliflower Rice (recipe below)

Salad Greens (mixed field greens, baby spinach, kale, dandelion greens, and arugula are our favorites. Much more flavor than lettuce!) (recipe post here)

2. Choose Toppings

Free-Range Organic Eggs (7 minute, hard boiled, scrambled, fried, poached)

Roasted Vegetables - sweet potato, parsnip, squash, zucchini (recipe here)

Tofu

Tempeh

Avocado

Raw Veggies/Herbs (cilantro, avocado, salad greens, basil, purple cabbage)

Nuts + Seeds (almonds, cashews, pistachios, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds)

Violife Vegan Feta

Beyond Sausages

Cauliflower Rice

Serves: 3-4 // Prep time: 20 min

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 CUPS grated cauliflower

1/2 Onion, Diced

2 Garlic Cloves

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1/2 TSP Salt

1/2 TSP Pepper

FLAVOR VARIATIONS

Sesame Cashew:

1 TBSP Sesame Oil

1/4 CUP Spring Onion

1/4 CUP Raw Cashews , Roughly Chopped

Cilantro Lime:

Zest of 1 Lime

2 TBSP Lime Juice

1 CUP Roughly Chopped Cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Over medium heat, sauté the onion in coconut oil for 5 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes.

2. Add the cauliflower and sauté for 5-8 additional minutes, stirring every minute or two as the cauliflower starts to brown.

3. Use as a base for your DIY bowls (ideas below!).

Need some inspiration? Here are a few of our favorites.

Curry Bowl

Base: Cauliflower Rice

Toppings: Tofu Curry (recipe here), Roasted Butternut Squash (recipe here), Cashews, Cilantro

El Poachy

Base: Cauliflower Rice

Toppings: Roasted Butternut Squash (recipe here), Cilantro, Avocado, Poached Egg (recipe here)

Sauce: Vegan Pesto (recipe here)

Coconut Almond Tempeh Bowl

Base: Cauliflower Rice

Toppings: Coconut Almond Tempeh (recipe here), Spinach, Purple Cabbage, Shredded Almonds

Sauce: Coconut Almond "Peanut" Sauce (recipe here)

I hope you love these bowls as much as we do! If you'd like some more ideas, click here for oven roasted veggie bowl ideas, and here for salad base bowl ideas.

When you decide to make one, comment below, let us know what you think, and post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #staysynchro so we can see it. Can’t wait to connect!

Stay Synchro,

Sandra

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