Okay peeps, listen up. I must share this with you all.
Anyone low carbing miss breadsticks and pizza? Anyone who's DIETING miss breadsticks and pizza? Anyone who is opposed to the term "dieting" because they're living a healthy lifestyle, but dammit, because of that they don't eat pizza... miss pizza?
Well, I found a super low carb, low calorie, amazing recipe to share with you. Truly, it's gonna change my whole world.
someone who thought about it before diving face first into their food.
...But trust me. Let me break this down for you. These are not made with bread. They are made with CAULIFLOWER.
I'll say that again. This is VEGGIE, y'all. VEGGIE. (Oh, and Crysi pointed out that it's also Gluten Free!)
Some of you savvy folk may have already heard of this, but for anyone else... I'm going to share this amazing discovery.
1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley
pizza or alfredo sauce (I choose low carb, 4g carbs per serving.)
toppings (for Dan I used mushrooms and pepperoni - for me I used mushrooms, red onion, chopped artichoke hearts and sliced red bell pepper.)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the pan. Sprinkle evenly with spices.
Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes (15-20 minutes if you double the recipe).
Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese.
Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted.
The ENTIRE crust is only:
8 net carbs (13 total)
41g protein (Check out that protein count!)
Per serving, that's only 109 calories and 2 net carbs! (This doesn't count your toppings/sauce/cheese on top, so make sure you count that!)
Here's the recipe for the breadsticks:
A batch of cauliflower pizza "dough" (mixed but not baked)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a greased 9X3 loaf pan, press about 1-1/2" deep cauliflower pizza dough. If any is left, use for pizza.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until set. With a spatula loosen the dough around the edges and remove the square of dough to a greased cookie sheet.
With a pizza cutter, slice strips through the set dough. Separate slightly. Sprinkle with garlic salt and/or extra mozzarella cheese. Bake at 450 degrees until the top browns.
Once the oven is preheated to 450 degrees, it is easy to pop in a couple of pizza crusts as well.
Serve with marinara sauce (optional).
Okay. Had to share. This shit is amazing. The pizza is supposed to be pretty rigid and hold up the toppings. Mine was a little softer and we ate them with a fork (I think I made it too thick.) The breadsticks, however, were AMAZING!
Dan loved this and is now saying "Cauli-sticks" and "That cauli-dinner was awesome." The genius thing? It does NOT taste like cauliflower. :)