Superfood Cauliflower instead of carbs

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Skipping meals is definitely not the right way to go, but controlling your intake of carbs while increasing protein and nutrients is. Studies show that carbs are necessary part of a healthy diet and they can be found in many different sources, many of which are important in the overall quality of your diet.

From sugar, jams, syrups, flours, rice and corn based cereals, breads, potatoes or pastas - your supply of carbs matters. To take the healthy path, select natural, wholesome and unprocessed carbs, avoiding any sources that are factory-made.

Of course, with so many different types of carbohydrates that can add up to your daily dose, alternatives are always good to know: cauliflower is one of those superfoods that can help you replace carbs (without compromise on flavour). Here’s our healthy alternative to those carb-o-licious greasy pizzas:

Cauliflower Pizza recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cauliflower head, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Half a cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cloves of sliced garlic or half a tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 pinch of salt

Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 220ºC and place parchment paper over the tray (alternatively, you can oil the tray).

Boil the cauliflower in a closed pan for about 10 to 15 minutes. Poke it with a fork to confirm it’s soft, then drain and blend for a few seconds in a blender or food processor.

Add the ingredients and mix into a thick batter. Pour the batter with the help of a spatula and spread it until it’s about one centimeter high or more. Bake for about 15 minutes; remove from the oven to add your selection of ingredients and bake again until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Depending on your selection of toppings and amount of cheese your pizza slice of about 400 gr. will have more less 200 Calories (hurray!).

For the topping ingredients, our favourites are tomato sauce, grated mozzarella cheese, onions, tomato slices, cherry tomato, red pepper, spinach, and mushrooms. Topped with fresh basil and dried oregano.

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