A lighter meal but still AMAZINGLY yummy and, I would argue, is an even better alternative to regular pizza.
- 300g cauliflower couscous
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp oregano
- 3 tbsp tomato puree
- 60g 30% lighter cheese, grated or sliced
- 2 sprigs fresh basil
- 2 tsp green pesto
- 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 220/8.
- Combine the cauliflower couscous, eggs and oregano to make a ‘dough’.
- Spread the olive oil onto baking parchment – this is important as the dough will stick if not (I found this out the hard way!).
- Create a ball with the cauliflower and mould into pizza-base form.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes, until hard and browning on the outside like a normal pizza base.
- Spread the tomato puree on, and add the toppings.
- Cook for a further 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
- Top with more fresh basil.
Only contributing 11.89g of carbohydrate per serving, this low-calorie meal provides 21g of protein and is good for a lighter dinner.
Cauliflower – High in vitamin C for protein and neurotransmitter synthesis; and vitamin K for bone construction and cell signalling.
Eggs – Eggs are the most useful protein source as they provide essential amino acids (the building molecules of protein), which are also absorbed most efficiently by the body.
Cheese – Despite the high fat content, cheese is high in calcium for bone strength and stability.