Why no grains? and how am I going to get fiber??? The most common whole grains are not very high in fiber to begin with.
Brown Rice = 4% (Shockingly low!)
Corn = 7%
Oats = 11%
Whole Wheat = 12%
Barley = 17%
Compare that to the vegetables I use in place of them...
Red Pepper = 25% (my "healthified" Sloppy Joe's Stuffed Peppers)
Kale = 33% (Kale Chips)
Mushrooms = 33% (my "healthified" Cowboy Chicken Casserole)
Cauliflower = 40% (Cauliflower "Rice".)
Broccoli = 40% ("Loaded" Broccoli)
Eggplant = 40% (my "healthified" Eggplant French Fries/Breadsticks)
Spinach = 50% (my "healthified" Greek Tart)
So let's compare...
1 slice 100% whole wheat bread = 2g of fiber, 20g carbs (starch/sugar) and 100 calories.
1/4 cup brown rice = 2g of fiber, 35g carbs and 170 calories.
1 cup of cauliflower "rice" has the same 2g fiber, but only 4g of carbs and 30 calories!
You can get just as much fiber by substituting healthier nutrient-dense veggies for "whole grains" without the excess sugar and calories!
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I love this for a crunchy snack
1 head kale, rinsed and dried
Coconut oil spray
Celtic sea salt
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Using a knife, remove the thick inner stems from the leaves, leaving long strips; cut the strips in half. Arrange the leaves dark side up in a single layer on two baking sheets. Lightly mist each piece with coconut oil spray. Sprinkle with salt OR Parmesan cheese. Bake about 40-60 minutes, until kale is crisp and cheese is golden.
|Kale chips in Protein Bread Sandwich|