For me at least. I can't quite get the kids to convert to a cleaner-foods meal plan, but at least I will be sticking to it.
So. To avoid missing out on pizza night, I've made awesome pizzas in the past from scratch. We're talking dough, sauce, sometimes the veggies. Though I am not gardening much this year. (so sad)
Last week, I tried making a cauliflower crust from an idea I got on Pinterest. Of course. It was a cheese crust, cooked in a frying pan with the toppings. I posted it on my Facebook feed and wrote something along the lines of it becoming a new challenge for me to make it healthy.
1/2 head of cauliflower2 egg whites
1 tsp garlic
1 crank of pink Himalayan salt (or choice)
1 1/2 tbsp sauce
2 tbsp cottage cheese
Choice toppings(Not pictured) Place cauliflower in food processor and blend until fine.
1. Mix together the eggs, and seasonings in a bowl or mixer.
2. Place a small scoop of cauliflower mixture into the pan and flatten gently to form a personal-sized pizza, about 1/4" thick. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
3. It may bubble up in the middle and that is okay. Just leave it be.
4. Using a spatula, gently lift the crust to check how the bottom is cooking. It is nearly done when the top doesn't look so raw, and the bottom is browning. *no need to flip*
The tricky part:
Gently slide the crust off of the pan, and onto a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. I've used both.
5. Top each pizza with the 1 1/2 tbsp sauce and 2 tbsp of cottage cheese, and any other toppings you like.
6. Broil on high for about 7 minutes, keeping an eye on it, long enough for the cheese to melt.
|I drizzled some balsamic vinegar on it afterwards.|
Inspiration for this recipe came from a fellow rock-star foodie blogger whom I follow like she is a religion:
Broke & Bougie's "Clean-Eating Cauliflower Crust Pizza"