Low Carb Pizza

It’s exam time and there is a bit of collective anxiety around campus as students enter into the final stretch. What a perfect time to make some comfort food. This week I tried a pizza recipe that I promise will not leave you in a carb coma, hence impairing your studies and ability to stay awake. 

I cannot take credit for this recipe . A friend of mine found it on the blog, “Your Lighter Side“. Basically, instead of having a crust made out of flour, the crust is made out of cooked, grated cauliflower. Sounds gross, eh?…but it isn’t…and it’s low carb/gluten-free. I could not even taste the cauliflower. Traditionally, I would think only weird people would cook like this, but actually think about it…you may have to jedi mind trick yourself a bit, pretending to be eating a real pizza, but you are gaining all the healthy benefits of cauliflower-lots of vitamin C, fiber, etc. So, why not try a healthier alternative?

I would modify the recipe a bit by adding garlic and substituting some of the full fat cheeses for reduced fat parmesan cheese or low-fat/skim mozzarella cheese but it’s worth trying if you are adventurous in the kitchen. If you try the recipe, let me know how you liked it and if you would make any adjustments.

Just as an fyi…cauliflower can be found here fresh at IGA Portsmouth or Save-A-Lot in Roseau. You can also buy it frozen.

About louisiana2dominica

Native New Orleanian lived on the island of Dominica for 8 years
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2 Responses to Low Carb Pizza

  1. Hahahahaaaaaa love it! I use the shredded Flavorite low moisture/part skim mozzarella cheese which you can find at 7-11 (on a good day). Not sure about the other stores in Picard bc I usually stock up on cheese in Roseau. Save-a-lot tends to have the widest selection of low fat cheese. Last week they had the Kraft 2% shredded mexican blend, which I have never seen on island. Woo hoo! Astaphans also carries the Flavorite shredded low fat mozz.

  2. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m a gluten free eater and find it pretty challenging in Dominica…but where have you found low-fat or reduced fat cheese? I can only seem to find full fat! I asked a local about this, and his response was “I don’t know why all you Americans are trying to lose weight…we are trying to gain it”. 🙂

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