Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Low Carb, Low Fat Cauliflower Crust Pizza

As most of us know, the hardest part about dieting is not so much the daily routine of eating clean, it's facing occasions such as holidays, birthdays and more without straying from the meal plan you have set out.

With low-carb, cauliflower crust pizza you can do just that! 

  • 1 head of Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 small cans of pizza sauce
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • Hot pepper rings
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 package Butterball Turkey Pepperoni
  • Cabot 75% reduced fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • 12 inch pizza pan
  • Pam cooking spray

  • Grate full head of Cauliflower into microwave safe bowl. The Cauliflower will grate into a rice like texture which can also be used as a great low carb substitute for rice dishes!
  • Microwave for 8 minutes
  •  Add egg whites, a small handful of grated cheese, desired spices (such as parsley, oregano, pepper, etc) and 1 chopped garlic clove to Cauliflower and mix well. Spray pizza pan with Pam cooking spray and press mixture on with a spatula.

  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes on middle rack at 450 until golden brown
  • Heat pizza sauce on low while the crust is cooking with spices and garlic so the flavour is distributed evenly
  • When the crust is done let cook for 2-3 minutes then add the sauce leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges. Add vegetables and grated cheese then pepperoni. Add a little bit more cheese on top of the pepperoni for esthetics
  • Bake 8-10 minutes on broil until cheese is melted and enjoy!

The Butterball Turkey Pepperoni has about 2g of fat and 0g carbs for 10 slices, and the cheese is virtually fat free! This cheese was given to us by Shasta McNamara and was purchased in the US but low fat variations such as Parmesan can be used.

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