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Lets make pizza healthy. Weight-loss can be easy, you just have to be organised and creative. And don’t let yourself get hungry, as this is when we tend to opt for the easy option. We want to avoid all take-away food but still have some fun food for our Friday night in. So lets look at my favourite healthy pizza.
CAULIFLOWER PIZZA RECIPE
- 1 medium-sized cauliflower, grated (by hand or in food processor until rice-sized, but not pulverized) and cooked, well drained, cooled slightly.
- 100 g goat’s cheese or 1 cup grated cheddar.
- 1 egg.
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- 227g can chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- ½ large aubergine, thinly sliced lengthways into long strips
- 1 small red onion, cut into 8 wedges
- ½ small bunch basil, leaves picked
- 125g ball mozzarella
- 25g Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve
- a few pinches of chilli flakes
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. To make the crust, mix the cauliflower with the cheese and egg in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, shape the mixture into 1 large pizza base or 4 small crusts. The bases should be about 1–1½ cm thick. Bake for about 30–35 minutes, or until firm and golden, then remove from the oven.
3. To make the topping, mix the chopped tomatoes, puree and garlic and spread the mixture to the edges of the crust. Scatter with the aubergine, onion, basil, chilli, mozzarella and parmesan. Bake for a further 8–10 minutes, or until golden. Finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper on top.