Indulging in Southern comfort foods no longer has to mean sacrificing your health goals. And we have proof! Check out these four mouth-watering, lighter, and healthier meals from Southern Plate that are bursting with flavor.
At Southern Plate, we understand the importance of eating wholesome and delicious food. That’s why we’re excited to share with you a collection of recipes that are not only lighter, but also healthier! We understand that eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor, so we’ve put together four recipes that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Join us on a journey to enjoy southern comfort foods without the guilt!
Lighter, Healthier, Southern Meals
Healthy Goulash – with Zoodles!
This healthy goulash with zoodles recipe is a low-carb and gluten-free twist on the traditional Hungarian dish. You can buy zoodles pre-made but they’re easy, cheaper, and let’s be honest kind of fun to make at home! I just use this $12 vegetable spiralizer from Walmart. I love using it in to make pretty carrot garnishes on my salads too. You might call me a veggie artist haha! Okay, now where was I? Ah yes, goulash. Made with lean ground beef, lots of vegetables, and zucchini noodles instead of pasta, this dish is both flavorful and nutritious. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a satisfying and healthy weeknight dinner.
Low-Carb Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
Looking for a delicious and healthy snack or appetizer? Look no further than our Low Carb Cauliflower Buffalo Bites! These tasty bites are the perfect substitute for traditional buffalo wings, without the added carbs and calories. We swap out chicken for roasted cauliflower, which has a similar texture and can hold up to the spicy buffalo sauce. Plus, cauliflower is packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
Our recipe is also low-carb, making it a great option for those following a keto or low-carb diet. We use almond flour and spices to create a crispy coating for the cauliflower, which is then baked until golden brown and tender. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for serving as an appetizer, snack, or even a side dish. Whether you’re looking for a healthier alternative to buffalo wings or just want to try something new, these Low Carb Cauliflower Buffalo Bites are sure to impress.
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Let’s keep talking cauliflower! Cauliflower rice is a popular low-carb and keto-friendly alternative to traditional rice. It’s made by grating or processing cauliflower into small rice-sized pieces, which can then be cooked and seasoned just like regular rice. In the post linked above, we’ll show you how to make cauliflower rice from scratch and provide tips for cooking and storing it. We’ll also share some of our favorite recipes that use cauliflower rice, such as stir-fries, fried rice, and even sushi rolls.
Not only is cauliflower rice lower in carbs and calories than traditional rice, but it’s also packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in more veggies into your meals. Whether you’re looking to cut back on carbs or just want to try something new, cauliflower rice is a delicious and healthy option. So give it a try and see how it can elevate your favorite rice dishes!
Easy Vegetable Soup
Not only is soup a comforting and filling meal, but it’s also a great way to get in your daily dose of veggies and protein. And best of all, it’s a low-calorie and nutrient-dense option that can help you feel satisfied and full without overindulging.
In this recipe, we’ll also share tips on how to make soup a part of your daily diet, including meal planning and batch cooking. Plus, we’ll discuss the benefits of making your own soup from scratch, including controlling the sodium and fat content. If you’re looking for a healthy and satisfying meal option, look no further than soup. So grab a spoon and dive into this post to discover the many benefits of soup as a dieter’s best friend!