Some think at university eating healthy is hard, and at times it does get very hard to maintain healthy eating especially during exam time, but I keep telling myself that got to stay healthy in order to do the best in my exams. I’ve been always wanting to make the cauliflower crust pizza, but a lot of the recipes i found used a lot of cheese not only in the topping but in the base as well and I did not want that much in my recipe. So i played around, trying to keep it as fresh, healthy, and simple as possible. It makes one large pizza (just for yourself as a meal or two small portions). Once you have the crust done the topping is completely up to your desire. If you fancy keeping it vegetarian can load it up with loads of your favourite vegetables or if you want to make it a nice protein dense meal add some cooked shredded chicken. I always like to pack down my iron and add spinach to it. But truly this is to whatever long time craving you’ve been having for pizza make it with pepperoni, pineapple and ham, bbq style,… the list is endless. Just play around with it. And What is great about this recipe is that for me it was better than a greasy takeout pizza, but one thing if you’re not a fan of cauliflower I do not recommend this recipes. I really haven’t found anything easier than combining these four ingredients. Yes I said it only four ingredients, I think it works out cheaper than takeout so come on try it.
Ingredients (For the Crust)
- 250 g Cauliflower
- 1 Egg
- 100 g low fat plain yogurt
- Mixed Herbs
- Pre-heat oven to 180 C and line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Cut up the cauliflower and then the goal is to turn it into snow like appearance, this can be done with a blender, food processor, can use cheese grater (so university students there has to be something in your kitchen that will be able to accomplish this)
- Then a quick option (so we have no excuse to not eat healthy) is put in microwave for roughly 3 minutes until cooked. If you are like a lot of people I know who do not have a microwave or want to avoid the use of microwave as much as possible, then can always just cook it on the stove for a few minutes with a little boiling water.
- Let it cool down a bit before we start to handle it.
- In a thin lining cloth or loads of paper towel we want to ring out as much of the excess water in the cauliflower. The more water we don’t press out the watery the crust.
- Once that is done mix together the remaining ingredient; combing the egg and yogurt ( you can use flaxseed if you do not wish to use egg, also this is the point can use cheese to make it all glue together, can add little flour to make it taste more like a crust, can truly play around at this point just got to make it stick together like dough).
- Add some italian herbs to give it that pizza taste.
- Voila put it on baking sheet to the desire size (one large, few small ones so people can personalise theirs, etc.,)
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the wanted texture ( I know some prefer a softer crust)
- Put whatever toppings you fancy then bake for the remaining time depending on what you added to the top to warm it all up and enjoy
“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed, it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart.” —Margo Anand
Cauliflower is known for cancer-preventing potential and antioxidant properties. Cauliflower contains many nutrients, making it an excellent addition to any diet. It has very good source of vitamin C and manganese, high amounts of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, which help decrease inflammation.
Here is a list to sum up the wonders of this vegetable:
~1. Rich in Vitamin C
~2. Improves heart health.
~3. Reduces risk of stroke.
~4. Prevents cancer.
~5. Anti Inflammatory properties
~6. Strengthens the immune system.
~7. Rich in fiber.
~8. Natural detoxified.
~9. Fat free.
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