Gluten-Free Meal Prep: Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

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Sometimes, it can be so hard to juggle priorities: work, internships, school, health & fitness… often, healthy eating is thrown to the back-burner during the work/school week. Rushing out of the office to get food every day gets sooo expensive - and so unhealthy.

When you add in celiac disease, it makes it even harder. Eating out for gluten-free food is more expensive, harder to find quickly, with limited options, and a large chance of getting glutened. On the other hand, making a lunch every morning is unrealistic for some, and time consuming for all (Alexa, make me five gluten-free lunches pls). Meal prepping is a way to fix all these needs: stay on-budget, and don’t put your health in the hands of others. Prep five meals on Sunday night, and you’re all set for the week!

Gluten-Free Meal Prep: Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

Today I’m going to share one of my favorite meal prep recipes (I know, who meal preps on a Tuesday?!), veggie stir-fry, made with cauliflower rice. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free - I avoid dairy as much as possible!

Your lunch hour doesn’t need to entail running to get food and spend money! Imagine your new lunch hour: time to eat, feel nourished, take a walk outside, listen to a podcast, call your mom… oh! & no chance of being glutened - you cooked it in your own kitchen!

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Gluten-free cauliflower stir-fry

Gluten-free cauliflower stir-fry

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It’s fast, easy, and so yum! It makes five dishes, perfect for your work week.

What do I need?

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 2.5 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 bag cauliflower rice (or make your own)

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 2.5 cups green beans

  • 1/4 cup tamari (gf soy sauce, for anyone non-gf!)

  • 2 small peppers (I used red and yellow) - chopped

  • 1.5 cups green onions - chopped

  • 1 cup roasted cashews

  • Optional: diced chicken breast

For the Sauce:

  • 2.5 tsp sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter (I use this!)

  • 1/4 cup tamari

  • 2 tbsp ginger - minced

  • juice of 2 limes

  • 1/2 cup sweet ginger chili sauce

  • 3 tbsp water

I have my ingredients… What do I do next?

Make the sauce!

Combine the sesame oil, PB, tamari, ginger, lime juice, sweet ginger chili sauce, and water in a bowl and stirrr. Set aside for now!

Cook the rice!

Heat a skillet over medium heat, and when it’s hot - add the cauliflower rice and water. Cover, and simmer for 4 minutes. Set this aside, too!

Cook the green beans!

Grab another skillet, and add the sesame oil. Once that’s hot, add the green beans (I just cut off the ends, and chop in half), add half the tamari (~1/8 cup or 2 tbsp), and stirrr. Cover, and let this simmer for about 4 minutes.

Ok! Next…

Chop the 2 small peppers and the green onions. Add these to the green beans, along with the rest of that tamari. If you’re adding chicken, here’s where you want to do it! Stir, and let it all simmer for 3 minutes.

Then, add the cauliflower rice from the first skillet along with the roasted cashews. Stir them allll together, and then toss the sauce in.

Once the sauce is added, let it cook for 3 minutes until the sauce is hot and bubbly.

I’m going to top my stir-fry with sriracha, but you can get creative. Want it salty? Add more tamari. Too salty? More lime juice. Like spicy? Add sriracha, another hot sauce, or more of the sweet ginger chili sauce.

You’re done! Now the fun part:

Fill your 5 containers, and think about how you want to finish off the meal by filling the other sections. Crackers? Fruit? Hummus? This week, I chose blackberries, raspberries, and rice crackers.

Lunch without spending money? No chance of being glutened? Yes pleaseee :)

What’s your favorite lunch?

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