Riced Cauliflower Au Gratin

Riced Cauliflower au Gratin

Delicious! Serve with 3.5 oz of a white fish like tilapia or flounder for a full lean & green.

1.5 cups cooked cauliflower rice (the green)
1/2 c shredded cheese (1/2 lean)
2 tbsp low fat cream cheese (one healthy fat)
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese (1 condiment-optional for topping)

Melt cream cheese in a skillet or microwave. Add a dash of salt & pepper. Pour over the cauliflower in a microwave safe dish. Top with the cheese. Melt in the microwave on high for about 1 min. Yum! Comfort food in the cold!


Grain Free Cholent created by Melinda Strauss, Kitchen Tested

Cleverly incorporates in cauliflower rice for that imitation-barley texture.

You can make side-by-side cholent pots: one for your family, one plan compliant for you.  This way, you can measure the ingredients to ensure you are eating the right portion sizes.

I love using peeled turnips in lieu of the potatoes here.

I add Montreal steak seasoning into my cholent.

Other options: pop an egg in there for extra protein. Let it cook overnight in the pot.

Make the Kishke recipe as a kugel in a casserole dish, then scoop out 1/2 cup servings and place in the bottom of the bowl before serving. Leave out the kabocha inside the cholent. Heaven! Tastes really really really close to the real thing!


A match made in healthy heaven… cholent and kishke all on plan!

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Caprese Calzone

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Caprese Calzone
Nutrition Support Approved Recipe Conversion
Makes 3 servings


Per serving
2/3 protein serving
3 vegetables
1 1/3 condiments

2 bags TJ’s Frozen Riced Cauliflower
3 Large Eggs
½ tsp TJ’s Salt, to taste
½ tsp TJ’s Pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cup TJ’s Lite Shredded Mozzarella
TJ’s Butter Flavored Canola Oil Spray
½ cup (4-5 slices) (TJ’s) Marinated Mozzarella
½ cup TJ’s Fresh Basil Leaves
1 cup sliced Roma Tomatoes

Cauliflower Potato Salad

Check out this video to make Cauliflower Potato Salad

**Nutrition Support Approved Conversion

Makes 5 servings
Per serving
1 ounce protein
2 vegetables
3 condiments
2 fats


4 ½ cups cauliflower florets
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

For the dressing:

½ cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 packet Splenda or Stevia
2 tablespoons dill, chopped
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 Tbs lemon juice
¼ cup red onion, diced
½ cup celery, diced
3 hardboiled eggs, chopped

Cauliflower Nachos

See the link here for amazing Cauliflower Nachos!

Use 1 c cauliflower
1/2 c homemade salsa made with scallions (for 5&1)
1/2 c lowfat shredded cheese (1/2 a lean)
1/2 a leanest serving of a Gardein/Morningstar farms/trader Joe’s vegetarian protein product (I suggest chicken strips or ground beef)
1.5 oz of avocado (for one healthy fat)

Here’s a great homemade salsa recipe. Just substitute in scallions for onions when on the 5&1 plan.




Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza
Inspired by the Pizza Crust #2 on Sandy’s Kitchen Adventures



1 cup Raw Cauliflower processed in food processor (2 Greens)
1/4 cup Egg beaters from the carton (1/8 Lean)
1/2 cup or 2 oz part skim cheese blend (4/8 Lean)
1/8 tsp garlic powder – optional (1/4 Condiment)
1/8 tsp basil – optional (1/8 Condiment)

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp or 1.5 oz 2% reduced fat Mozzarella cheese (3/8 Lean)
1/2 cup Tomato sauce that is less than 5 g of carbs per serving such as Garlic Paesana or 1/4 cup tomato sauce that is 10g carbs per serving (1 Green)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees (I just don’t like cooking at higher temps than that – which is different from the original recipe). Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Take cauliflower and microwave it for 30 sec-1 min. Take a towel and squeeze the water as much as you can out of the cauliflower (another important additional instruction).

Combine grated cauliflower, egg beaters, cheese, garlic powder and basil until mixed completely. Spoon mixture on prepared pan. Use the back of a spoon to thin out mixture (or your hands) and form a circle about the size of a dinner plate without the rim. (Hint: if you make two smaller pizzas, they are easier to flip!)

The thinner the crust the less chance of it being soggy. Bake for 25 minutes. Carefully flip the pizza crust over using a spatula to lift all edges of the crust off the parchment first. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes until edges are crisp. Let cool.

You can freeze the crusts individually and save for another day. A whole cauliflower can yield 4-5 large crusts, if you choose to make the whole head of cauliflower.

Make mini-crusts if you are challenged with flipping with a spatula. I am!


Add tomato sauce and cheese on top. You can broil until cheese is melted, or just let it bake (I like my cheese gooey).

1 Complete Lean and Green Meal, the spices are not even 1 condiment, with no Healthy Fat required.

You can also use the crusts as soft shell tacos or wraps!