Laden with calories pizza has a bad reputation – but, not this one. Here’s a healthier version that is better for your waistline.
It seems everyone is going low-carb these days. We’re seeing white bread been replaced with coconut and almond flour loaves. People are coming up with new and innovative ways to enjoy their favourite foods. The cauliflower seems to be dominating the list though. The vegetable has become the go-to substitute for potato and other grain products. From cauliflower steaks to wraps, rice, mash and pizza- the list is endless. You’re only limited by your imagination. We’re not saying it’s exactly the same as the unhealthier version. We’re saying it can keep your desire for it at bay. And, you’ll hardly taste the difference when you eat dishes such as cauliflower. If you are looking for a recipe to replace normal pizza – here’s a version your waistline might like.
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- 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1⁄2 tsp crushed garlic
- 1⁄2 tsp garlic salt
- olive oil
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded cheese and choice of your toppings*
To ‘rice’ the cauliflower take a large head of fresh cauliflower, remove the stems and leaves, then chop into chunks.
Pulse in a food processor until it looks like a grain. If you don’t have a food processor you can simply grate the whole head with a cheese grater.
Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. No need to add water as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough.
Preheat the oven to 220°C.
In a medium bowl, stir together the cauliflower, egg and mozzarella.
Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, continue to stir.
Transfer to the baking sheet and, using your hands, pat out into a 9 inch round (optional: brush olive oil over top of mixture to help with browning).
Bake at 250°C for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Now that your crust is baked add the sauce, your choice of toppings and cheese.
Place under a broiler at high heat until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.