The newest trend to hit the frozen food section has finally arrived, and it’s what low-carb dreams are made of. If you’ve ever dreamed of pizza with half the calories, half the carbs, and half the guilt, then this new frozen item is for you. Trader Joe’s, a leader in health food trends at a fraction of their competitor’s costs, introduced the frozen cauliflower pizza crust for those of us who love pizza, but aren’t necessarily in love with how it makes us feel.
While its low caloric composition is a primary benefit, there are many reasons to love cooking with cauliflower. The spring vegetable has anti-inflammatory properties, and is known to ward off diseases such as cancer. Because cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, it has essential vitamins and minerals like carotenoids and fiber that enable a healthy lifestyle in and out of the kitchen.
With Trader Joe’s release of the pre-made cauliflower pizza crust, they’ve taken the endless effort of dehydrating and blending up a cauliflower out of the mix, leaving you with an end result that’s highly customizable. If you’ve always wondered how to use cauliflower, baking a pizza is the perfect way to break the cauliflower ice.
Just check out these five recipes showcasing just how delicious a cauliflower crust pizza can be. Better yet, cauliflower crust is grain- and gluten-free, giving those who are gluten-intolerant or follow a paleo diet an easy way to indulge in the all-time classic that is pizza.
1. Veggie Pizza
This pizza brings the spirit of a cauliflower crust to life with the addition of miscellaneous vegetables.
If you don’t like the veggies picked out in this recipe, make it your own and add what you love! Get the recipe here.
2. Pizza Supreme
Get everything you love, and then some with this supreme pizza recipe. Olives? Check. Banana peppers? You got it. Meats galore? Hey, why not?
Get the recipe here.
3. BBQ Chicken Pizza
If you’re craving barbecue but not the trans fat that generally comes with it, adding BBQ chicken to a cauliflower crust is the way to go.
This way, you scratch the itch without blowing your eating regime for the week. What’s better than that? Get the recipe here.
4. Hawaiian Pizza
Get tropical with this Hawaiian pizza that mixed your favorite fruits and meats into one magical compilation of yum.
Try your hands at the recipe here.
5. Homemade Cauliflower Crust
If you’re hankering for your very own cauliflower crust made from your own two hands, this recipe is as simple as it gets. All you need is a food processor, an egg, one cauliflower and the spices of your choice to create a truly grain free crust.
Get the recipe here.