Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Healthy Dough Recipe – Mind Over Munch Episode 18
Hey fitfam! Now if you’re like me, eating
pizza is something that cannot be avoided
It’s one of my all time favorite foods! But,
it’s not the healthiest choice
Now many people think that cheese is the nutritional
sinner of pizza
But really, the great protein and fat that
cheese has to offer, far outweighs the negatives
of the refined, carb-laden crust!
Now by carb I mean “Carbohydrate”
One slice of pizza can rack up a whopping
30 grams of carbs!
That’s like two to three slices of bread,
or almost a full serving of pasta
And who only eats ONE SLICE OF PIZZA?
Not me. But what do we as pizza lovers do
about this carbohydrate conundrum?
How about cauliflower!
I know! I’m gonna show you my completely gluten
free, guilt free cauliflower pizza crust.
It has a serving of vegetables, and only two
grams of carbs per slice
Let me show ya!
For my cauliflower crust recipe, start by
blending your florets in a food processor.
Once blended, steam in a microwave for 7-8
minutes, stirring once about halfway through.
Allow to cool.
Once steamed, place your cauliflower rice
into the center of
some cheesecloth or an old dish towel.
Make sure to use an old one you don’t care
Create a ball with the rice inside of the
cloth and ring out the water until it stops
This is the most important step to getting
a solid crust that does not fall apart.
Make sure your cauliflower is as dry as possible
Transfer to a bowl and add an egg, parmesan,
mozzarella, garlic, and salt and pep.
Mix to combine.
Spread your dough out on a pan lined with
parchment paper and sprayed
Place in an oven preheated to 400 degrees
fahrenheit and bake for about 10 minutes,
until firm and cooked through.
Remove from the oven, place on your toppings
of choice, and return to the oven for another
5-7 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted
So WHY do we want to get rid of the carbs
in our pizza crust?
What’s so bad about them anyways?
Well actually, they’re not all bad. We NEED
carbs as a part of a healthy, balanced diet,
as they are an essential macronutrient.
However, it all depends on where those carbs
GOOD, or “unrefined” carbs, are the kind you
get from eating whole grains, fruits, and
vegetables, are great for keeping you full
AND they help you maintain healthy blood sugar
BAD carbs, the kind you get from processed
and refined grains such as white bread and
Are stripped of most all benefits that good
carbs provide us with.
Instead of helping maintain a healthy blood
sugar, these bad carbs make our blood sugar
These carbs are also stored in our fat cells
as triglycerides, which in turn, make us fat.
Remember, eating FAT doesn’t make you fat…
Eating too many BAD CARBS make you fat!
And there you have it, delicious, nutritious
pizza, with only a tiny fraction of the carbs
you’d find in a normal slice.
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