Rising and Shining

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.  But, at least in our home, it was often the most hurried and overlooked.  Lately, however, I’ve been pretty proud of the choices we’ve been making for breakfast.

Read on for three real food* weekday breakfasts that have been in heavy rotation here at the Wolf Den over the past two months.  And if you are feeling a little more ambitious, check out the real food weekend breakfast ideas at the end of the post.

*Real food is food that is in its natural state or is minimally processed, has no added sugar, and has a very small list of ingredients.

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Riced Cauliflower Recipes

So we are a few weeks in to 2017, and we’ve been making a serious effort to cut out processed foods.  If I am being honest, it really hasn’t been that hard.  Good cheese just tastes better than the processed stuff, I actually prefer brown rice to white rice, fruit tastes even sweeter when you haven’t had refined sugar all day long, and I am dropping weight despite having a crazy few weeks which left me with a glass or two of wine in my hand (even on weeknights) and with zero time to exercise.

One of my recent discoveries since we’ve been trying to cut out a lot of the junk is riced cauliflower.  Y’all, I am officially in love.  The secret is that you have to accept it for what it is (a veggie) and can’t look at it as imitation rice (although the best recipes often treat it as rice).  Call me crazy, but I don’t like to think of anything I am eating as a deprived substitute for something else.  Instead, I like to think of it as a delicious alternative.

I promise, riced cauliflower is surprisingly versatile and delicious.  Even my very skeptical husband loves it.  I made it once from scratch, but ever since I found the pre-done riced cauliflower bags in the freezer section of my Whole Foods, I’ve never returned because it can be a bit messy and a little time consuming to make yourself.  I’ve heard you can also find it at Trader Joe’s.

Read on for my simple recipe and for five other recipes I am going to try.

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