Lately we’ve been experimenting more with healthy, clean eating options. So we thought it would be nice to post Nadia’s favourite clean eating recipe! Check out her eatingforlife Instagram account for more ideas. The base of this pizza is a low-calorie cauliflower mixture instead of your regular pizza base. Those who are less health-conscious (like myself) would probably be inclined to add more toppings – read: MORE CHEESE. But if you’re counting calories, try this out. The entire tray is only around 700 calories. Say what?! Keep in mind this is actually because the whole pizza is pretty much just made of vegetables. A bit of extra cheese or meat probably wouldn’t hurt, I say 😉
For the base
3 cups of riced cauliflower
1 egg white
50g light mozzarella
basil or any herb of your choice
Rice the cauliflower in a food processor. Add the egg and egg white, light mozzarella and basil. Spread the mixture onto a tray covered with baking paper. Adjust thickness to your liking! Then bake the base in preheated oven at 200C for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden.
For the tomato sauce
Puree 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and 1 can of diced tomatoes with basil. Then cook down until thick. Spread the tomato sauce onto the baked cauli base. Then add your favourite (healthy) toppings! We picked the following…
For the toppings
Quarter to half of an onion
Half a red capsicum
25g light mozzarella
100g cottage cheese
rocket to garnish
Go for your life with veggie toppings! Cottage cheese dollops are also a healthier options compared to mozzarella, which is why we used more of that than the mozzarella. Get creative – and let us know in the comments below what your favourite healthy pizza toppings are!
Makes 1 large pizza = 700 calories
So if you cut it into 6 pieces, that’s less than 120 calories per slice!
At the bottom we’ve also posted a couple of pics of a carby pizza using a wholemeal Lebanese bread as a base!