Who has a favorite food that you mostly try to avoid? I do! My favorite and probably many people’s favorite, is pizza. I love it. A NYC slice eaten on the street, a fancy wood burning oven pizza, and anything in between. I try keep pizza to a minimum so that I can avoid refined carbohydrates. This is not news, but refined carbs break down quickly into sugars and can contribute to fatigue, depression, obesity, poor immune function, and many other health issues (want to see if you are eating too many sugars?). You are probably wondering, if we are avoiding refined grains, how do we get our pizza fix?
I love creating healthier options of favorite foods like pizza – they totally work for me and I don’t feel deprived. I found a sprouted grain pizza crust that was a step in the right direction, but I knew I could do even better… and have more pizza. I decided to give cauliflower pizza crust a try. It didn’t seem like it would trick my brain, but I’ve mastered it, and it’s delicious.
I used a Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe from Detoxinista. You create the crust and cook it before you add all the delicious toppings that you can think of – I added mushrooms, jalapeños, and more goat cheese.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
2 pounds cauliflower florets, riced
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup soft goat cheese (chevre)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
pinch of salt
For complete directions on how to make this amazing crust, head to The Detoxinista. Finding healthier substitutes for your not-so-healthy favorites is a great way to help you stay on track with a health promoting diet, like one that avoids refined carbs.