I am learning more and more that I am a bit of a sheep. I always thought I was independent; someone who doesn’t gave to peer pressure, does what she wants, but I keep hearing about how gluten free is the biggest “fad” of the moment. As today marks the end of my gluten free challenge, I guess I was just another one of many!
Another way I am falling into the what is “popular” in the food trend world, is this pizza. I am sure 90% of Americans (or even more Brits) have not tried a cauliflower crust pizza, but I am definitely not the one to come up with this. Anyway, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and try it, and I LOVED it!
Most people may not like the sound of this, but I promise it tastes wonderful! As long as you do not expect it to taste like dough, and have an open mind, you will enjoy it. The crust still gathers a beautiful golden brown finish, and it is really enjoyable to eat….just sneaking in a few extra vegetables. You do not have to add the vegetables I did, go crazy with it, chose whatever toppings you want. All I really suggest is that there is a good amount of the wonder that is cheese. As the man who served me at the deli counter said “You can never have too much cheese”! Although…maybe those with lactose intolerance would definitely disagree!
If I hadnt told you this was made from Cauliflower, would you have noticed? See! Give it a try! As my favorite quote always says “Life begins when you step outside your comfort zone”.
- Cauliflower is abundant in vitamins, particularly B vitamins, and antioxidants: Vitamin C, manganese and a few carotenoids, reducing your risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases (as well as keeping away pesky colds)
- Sweet potatoes are also good sources of beta carotene’s and manganese; crucial for carbohydrate metabolism. I am constantly recommending it to my athletes for a great source of anti-inflammatory Vitamin E
- Kale contains a good amount of fiber and sulfur, which are good for detoxifying after overindulgence as well as supporting a healthy immune and digestive system
- Cheese ups your calcium intake, and adds protein to the meal
1 cup kale (65g) in small pieces
“Every leaf of kale your chew adds another stem to your tree of life.” Ancient Turkish Saying
Have you ever made a vegetable crust pizza? What is your favorite way of sneaking vegetables into meals?
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