Our chilly and dimly lit winter evenings could use something delicious to keep us satiated and satisfied. Believe it or not, during this health-crazed start to the year, pizza may be the answer. Cauliflower pizza, that is.
January, perhaps more than any other month of the year, calls for comfort food. While October through December seem to have the market cornered on all things rich and indulgent, cold, gray, and quiet January could use a little help. A month rich with resolutions needs a healthy dose of feel-good food.
While pizza certainly checks the comfort food box, it can make it onto the healthy list as well. But when you substitute a traditional pizza crust for its cauliflower alternative, you're ticking more boxes than you may have thought possible.
As opposed to a standard, white-flour pizza crust, which really offers very little nutritional value (albeit delicious), a cauliflower crust is low in carbohydrates and packed full of all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants this cruciferous vegetable has to offer. In fact, one serving of cauliflower contains over 75 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C, not to mention lots of good fiber to aid in digestion. Pizza's starting to sound like a really good idea, right?
While many cauliflower crusts claim to be a healthy alternative to the real deal, they also seem to be packed full of more cheese than most standard delivery pizzas wear on top. Sure, they're gluten free, but "healthy" may be a bit of a stretch.
This simple rendition goes easy on the cheese, without sacrificing flavor, and makes for a meal you'll feel really good about. Just because it's January doesn't mean you need to sip every meal through a straw. You can have your pizza, and eat it, too.