As a lot of you know, last year I embarked on a low carb “keto” journey and to be honest, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I managed to stay completely low carb for about 4 months until I had an amazing Italian vacation where I ate everything in sight. That, in turn, led to gaining a lot of my weight back. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, the sad truth is that with restrictive diets once you re-introduce those items that you “kicked out” of your lifestyle you are more likely gain back everything if not more. That led me to where I am now, healthy and happy, and not allowing the scale to bring me down.
With all that being said, I do try to keep a low carb attitude throughout the week and enjoy in moderation my favorite meals on the weekend. It is a delicate balance of watching what I am eating and also living my life while working out, managing a full-time job, my blog, and personal relationships. We all know how complicated life can get so why make your diet complicated as well?! This is where my concept for my weekly blog posts entitled “Chelsea Cooks It” started. Stay tuned each week for yummy recipes that aren’t complicated because lord knows I can’t do complicated. While we are on the subject I also can’t do fancy plating so if you are someone like me who just wants to see it as it will probably turn out in your kitchen you’ve come to the right place!
My first recipe Cauliflower Fried Rice + Chili Lime Tilapia – a perfect weeknight meal that can also give you lunches for work!
What you need
Note* this recipe made about 5 servings
2 celery stalks
1 red pepper
A ½ cup of mushroom
1 yellow onion
Pre-prepared cauliflower rice (my preference as who has time to grate a head of cauliflower) I used about half the container
Siracha (if you like heat)
Step 1 –
Heat your skillet over medium heat with a tablespoon of oil (my preference is garlic oil)
Finely chop all vegetables and stir into the skillet until sautéed
Step 2 –
Add cauliflower rice to the skillet once vegetables are finished sautéing
Step 3 –
Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to the mixture
Add 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce* depending on how you like the flavor you can add more or less it really depends on your preference
Step 4 –
Crack both eggs and add to the hot skillet, stirring the mixture around so that the eggs cook within the “rice.”
Add pepper and salt to taste and enjoy
*if you like spice, I add a little bit of sriracha to my finished plate when I start eating – I really do put it on everything!
I love High Liner, and it makes a natural addition to the rice, you can have it baking in the oven while you are making the cauliflower fried rice and bonus its high in protein and low carb.
There you have it 5 easy steps to making a kick-ass EASY meal for you busy people on the go! Let me know if you try it, and if you added anything differently, I love enhancing my recipes.