Clean & Hungry: Frequently Asked Questions
I've seen ready-made cauliflower rice in stores -- can I use that in your cauliflower rice recipes instead of making it myself?Absolutely! We love the kind by Green Giant Fresh. Here's all the info on store-bought cauliflower rice and how to make the switch. Bottom line: You'll only need 3/4 cup premade cauliflower rice for each cup of roughly chopped cauliflower called for in the recipe.
Some recipes call for no-calorie sweetener, but isn't that stuff artificial? Can I use sugar instead?Good news: There are plenty of natural and even organic no-calorie sweeteners on shelves -- in both packets and scoopable form. Look for stevia-based ones, like the kinds by Truvia. Sugar can be substituted (we suggest unrefined pure cane sugar, which is less processed than standard white sugar), but the amounts need to be adjusted and the calorie counts will increase. Check out this full rundown on sweetener selection and sugar swapping.
Unsweetened almond milk is called for in the book, but I don't like almond milk. Can I use a different type of milk?You bet. Unsweetened vanilla cashew milk and unsweetened coconut milk are best, since neither of those will affect the recipe stats much. Light vanilla soymilk and fat-free dairy milk are also good options! Get the full details here.
Which recipes in the book freeze well?A LOT of the recipes in Clean & Hungry lend themselves to freezing and thawing. Perfect for make-ahead meals! Check out the specific freezer guides in the book on the DIY tortillas (p. 25), burger patties (p. 255), oatmeal bakes (p. 54), waffles (p. 102), slow-cooker recipes (p. 128), and baked desserts (p. 296). And here's an overall guide to freezing and thawing recipes!
I notice that you usually call for egg whites instead of whole eggs. Why?Using just the whites is a smart way to save calories in so many recipes. And in our opinion, there are better ways to get your fill of healthy fats than those yolks. If you really prefer to use the whole egg, here's some info on how to make the swap.
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