Healthy Pizza

pizzaWe’ve tried a few different versions of pizza in an attempt to find something we all like that is grain free.  We’ve tried enjoyed Meatza but found it was sometimes just too much meat and our kids weren’t fans.  We aren’t lovers of gluten free pizza crust, as they just don’t sit well with us although I haven’t yet tried Everyday Paleo Around the World Italian Cuisine almond and coconut flour pizza crust.

I’d heard about making crust from cauliflower (which is an amazingly versatile paleo food) and found this YouTube video on how to make the Healthiest Pizza in the World from Dr. Eric Berg (a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods).  Although we are ok with a moderate amount of cheese, I wasn’t excited about the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese in Dr. Berg’s crust.  I did some more internet searching to see what other cauliflower crust recipes I could find.  Most still had cheese or were more complicated where you had to cook and squeeze the water out of the cauliflower.  I liked the Healthiest Pizza recipe because it was fast and easy.  I cut the mozzarella down to 1/4 cup and it worked great.

Here’s the modified version (for one pizza):

Crust:

  • 2 cups grated cauliflower florets (I used the grating blade on the food processor)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup organic mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.  Combine above ingredients and spread onto the parchment paper.  I have this fantastic spatula that makes spreading a breeze.   Cook for 15 minutes, remove from oven.
pizza crust

Toppings:

  • pizza sauce (I like Muir Glen Organic as it’s thick and doesn’t make the crust too soggy)
  • toppings of your choice – our favorite toppings include hot Italian sausage (cooked and drained), spinach, salami (instead of pepperoni – we like Applegate Farms brand), cooked and crumbled bacon, green and black olives.

Add pizza sauce and toppings.  Top with a small amount of mozzarella cheese if desired.  Bake another 10-15 minutes until toppings are brown and bubbly.  Slide pizzas off onto a cutting board, let sit for 5 minutes.  Cut and serve.

 

It’s not hold in your hand to eat type pizza, more like knife and fork pizza but very good and we all feel great after eating it!

 

 

 

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