I started Weight Watchers on Wednesday, and I have eaten more fruits and vegetables this week than I did throughout all of December. Seriously, I’ve had cauliflower four times in the last five days!
If you don’t know the deep details about Weight Watchers, they have something called a blue dot day which is when you stay within a certain point range for the day. For example, I am supposed to eat 23 points every day, but if I eat between 13 and 28 points I get a blue dot day.
Seriously though, who are these people who are eating only 13 points a day?! I can’t even stick to 23. Though I’ve decided that I’ll allow myself to eat as much as I need to, as long as I can stay within the blue dot range.
Today, I was craving pizza. Like, craving hard! And who hasn’t heard of cauliflower crust pizza? I had mashed cauliflower earlier in the week after reading this post from Kari at A Graceful Life and was feeling like cauliflower was the key to smashing my craving.
I looked up a few different cauliflower crust pizza recipes, and found this one by A Sweet Pea Chef and modified it to make it more Weight Watchers friendly. Also, goat cheese smells like goat. Have you ever smelled a goat? They smell like goat cheese. At least the males do.
This pizza was so good, that I ate the whole thing. Though, I’d suggest sharing this pizza with someone you really really like. My husband doesn’t eat olives or mushrooms, so I really had no choice but to eat the whole thing. But honestly it really was too much for me. Half would have done me just fine.
- 3 Cups Riced Cauliflower
- 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Egg
- 3 Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedges
- 1/4 tsp Oregano
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Pizza Toppings of your Choice
- Add riced cauliflower to a medium frying pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, and cook until the cauliflower starts to brown, and it starts to smell nutty.
- Remove cauliflower from heat, and allow it to cool. Once cool, dump cauliflower onto a cheese cloth, and squeeze out excess liquid. (Don’t skip this step! I was going to skip it, and a ton of water came out when I squeezed it! Also, don’t do this while it’s hot, I burned the heck out of my hands by not letting it cool first)
- In a medium bowl, add strained cauliflower, and remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined.
- Pour mixture onto a pan lined with parchment paper, or a silicon baking mat.
- Spread the mixture out into a rectangle no less than 1/3 of an inch thick.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Remove from the oven.
- Add your desired pizza ingredients, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool just long enough that you won’t burn your hands and tongue. Cut and devour!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza Step by Step
A quick note about lighting
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I took a picture of the pan with the light off:
Before, this is the picture I would use, and I would edit the crap out of it in Picmonkey. Now, with the light on, the picture looks like this:
And I didn’t edit it at all. Magic, right? If you are a blogger, and you are taking photos in your house, please do yourself a favor and buy these lights. They are worth the investment. And I’m not just saying that because it’s an affiliate link and I’ll make like half a cent on it if you buy them through me. Also, they’re cheaper now than they were when I bought them. I’m actually considering buying another set.
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Have you ever tried cauliflower pizza before? Are you tempted now?