Low Carb Pizza With A Healthy Cauliflower Crust (New Recipe)

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Want to eat a low-carb pizza with a healthy base? In this recipe you will learn how to make our low-carb pizza with a cauliflower crust.
Low Carb Pizza With A Cauliflower Crust

Low-Carb Pizza With A Cauliflower Crust

Pizza is one of the favorite meals of the average person. But it is far from healthy.Pizzas are available in all shapes and sizes. Not all of them are equally bad, but they all consist of the same unhealthy carbohydrate-rich pizza crust.

Hence, a pizza is generally not recommended for people who have diabetes or eat low-carb.

That is why I have a variant for you in this recipe that does contain a healthy pizza crust.

This is a low-carb pizza base made from cauliflower.

I can already hear you thinking:“Cauliflower?”Yes from cauliflower. And it is also very tasty.Where a normal pizza base is made from flour, this pizza crust is made from cauliflower.Flower is very unhealthy if you want to lose weight, eat low carb or have type 2 diabetes. Per 100 grams of flour contains on average:

  • 70 gram of carbs
  • 4 gram fibers

And whole wheat flour isn’t much better. It contains:

  • 65 gram of carbs
  • 4 gram fibers

Flour has approximately a glycemic index (GI) of 65. This is almost equal to table sugar (GI of 70).The glycemic index literally indicates the effect of a product on your blood sugar.Whole wheat flour is slightly lower, but not much lower (around 50).That means that it makes little difference whether you eat table sugar or a pizza crust when you consider the effect on your blood sugar.

How to make a pizza crust healthier?

In other words, that pizza crust needs to be healthier if you want to lose weight or improve your blood sugar. There are several products you can use for a healthy low-carb pizza crust.

Then consider:

And the latter is what I want to talk to you about.Cauliflower is a vegetable that is low in carbohydrates and reasonably high in fiber. Ideal for those who want to eat low carb​.

For that reason cauliflower has a very low glycemic index (<15). This means that the effect on the blood sugar is also very low. And that is ultimately what makes this pizza crust much healthier.

Watch out

You can also buy a low-carb pizza base at supermarkets like Walmart, but these are NEVER really low-carb. Only part of the base is made with healthy ingredients. The rest is simply made with (whole wheat) flour.This makes such a crust ‘healthier’ than regular soil, but by no means healthy.

Feel like making the recipe? Check out what awaits you below.

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If you are very fond of Italian cuisine, then in addition to this pizza recipe, I also have a recipe for low-carb Italian lasagna.

Low-Carb Pizza With A Cauliflower Crust

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Low Carb Pizza With A Cauliflower Crust

Low-Carb Pizza With A Cauliflower Crust

Want to eat a low-carb pizza with a healthy base? In this recipe you will learn how to make our low-carb pizza with a cauliflower crust.
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Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Low-Carb Pizza, Pizza
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Ben

Ingredients

Ingredients pizza crust

  • 800-900 grams cauliflower florets
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 40 grams soft goat cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch salt

Ingredients toppings

  • 3 tbsp tomato passata
  • Vegetables of your choice sliced - (mushrooms, bell pepper, onions, olives, zucchini, spinach, etc.)
  • 50 grams grated cheese of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).
  • Cook or steam the cauliflower florets until al dente (this is the case if you can pierce it with a fork). Pour the cauliflower florets into a colander and let it evaporate for 5 minutes.
  • Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and chop the florets to a rice-like texture.
  • Put the cauliflower in a clean tea towel and try to rinse/squeeze all the moisture out as much as possible. This is very important!
  • In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, egg, goat cheese and herbs. (Don't be afraid to use your hands. You want it to be very well mixed.)
  • Roll out the dough ball between two leaves of baking paper to a thickness of about 1.0 cm (half an inch).
  • Bake the pizza crust in the oven for about 30 minutes. Then turn the bottom over and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes. Garnish the pizza with 3 tablespoons of passata and the sliced ​​vegetables of your choice. Finally add the cheese of your choice on top.
  • Bake the pizza again in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutritional value per serving

Sodium: 97mg | Calcium: 81mg | Vitamin C: 49mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 339mg | Cholesterol: 29mg | Calories: 74kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Iron: 1mg

About the Author

Ben Kuiper is a pharmacist and an expert in the field of type 2 diabetes.

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