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{"id":812128960559,"title":"Not all Cauliflower Crust is the Same!","handle":"not-all-cauliflower-crust-is-the-same","description":"\u003ch2\u003eBy Heather DiBiasi, MS, RDN\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e“Looks can be deceiving”- And so can food labels. Cauliflower pizza crust- this must be healthy, right? Unfortunately, it can be a little more complicated than that. We try to opt for these healthier options like cauliflower pizza crust, but it’s worth taking a closer look at the label to see what’s going on your plate.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eIt may say cauliflower on the label, but is it similar to the traditional cauliflower crust everyone fell in love with? Let’s break down three different labels: Trader Joe’s Cauliflower crust, Caulipower foods, and Cali’flour FOODS. Trader Joe’s Cauliflower crust has gained all the hype, but if you look at the ingredient list on the label –by the way, the ingredient list goes in descending order from the most abundant ingredient to the least- the second ingredient is corn. Meaning this is not cauliflower pizza crust- this is cauliflower and corn pizza crust. Now on to the Caulipower nutrition label. This brand also contains a base of other ingredients in it besides cauliflower, such as brown rice, corn, and sugar. Plus it happens to have the longest ingredient list out of them all. Last but not least, there’s Cali’flour FOODS. This crust is exactly how you would make traditional homemade cauliflower pizza crust. It contains only four simple ingredients cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, eggs, and seasonings.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eNow let's get real, there are two reasons why cauliflower pizza blew up and is considered the healthier version of an all-time favorite food. One is that it's a great way to increase your veggie intake. The second being that it’s a lower carbohydrate alternative to pizza. Whatever your reason is for wanting to consume this delicious veggie filled dish, it’s important to know the facts. Yes, they all have cauliflower, but the other ingredients and carbohydrates can vary. When looking at carbohydrates per pie, Cali’flour FOODS crust contains 6 grams, Caulipower contains 78 grams, and Trader Joe’s has a whopping 102 grams. That’s a huge difference. If you are the type of person to eat the entire pie- eating 102 grams of carbohydrates in one sitting is equivalent to eating almost seven slices of bread.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eBottom line- these foods might look similar, but they are not the same. Check your food labels and ingredient lists carefully before purchasing items to make sure they are what you are looking for. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eBe sure to try out this Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe by our Editor, Chef Lori Miller. It is the simplest of Cauli Crusts, and you can even prepare it in a skillet, on the stovetop!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eHeather DiBiasi, MS RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in New York who works with clients one-on-one and also in a clinical setting to help them achieve their health goals. She loves inspiring people to live a balanced lifestyle by providing healthy recipes and evidence-based nutrition information. Follow her \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/intuition4nutrition.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/intuition_4_nutrition\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eInstagram\u003c\/a\u003e for more nutritional tips and information!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Heather_large.jpg?v=1528182831\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecipe for Cauliflower Skillet Pizza\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eThis is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, Cauliflower pizza crust you will ever make! There's no steaming the cauliflower, no wringing it out in a towel...none of the steps that would usually discourage you from making a cauliflower crust are required here. You can prepare the first steps in a skillet! And it's dairy-free! No mozzarella needed. Using ready-packed caul rice is the key. I've been using either Taylor Farms Organic Cauliflower Rice from Costco or the Trader Joes brand.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eI made this one into a BBQ Chicken Pizza, but you can use whatever toppings your taste buds desire! I will list the ingredients for my BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pizza down below. Also, you can use a stainless steel skillet, but I prefer cast iron. Nonstick is discouraged.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eReady? Ok. Here we go. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003ePrep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eMakes 4 servings\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"line-height: 21px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eIngredients\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 15px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e3 cups of rice cauliflower (pre-riced and packaged is preferred)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e2 whole eggs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1\/2 cup your choice gluten-free flour (I always use almond flour for the best results)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1\/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*If you’re accustomed to adding cheese to your crust, feel free to add 1\/2 cup of shredded mozzarella or grated Parmesan. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"line-height: 21px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eHow to\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 15px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eGet your cast iron skillet hot. Not smoking hot, but hot. Keep heat at about medium and keep the heat on while you prepare the crust. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eCombine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl. Use a spoon to mix ingredients and thoroughly combine.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eInto the hot skillet, drizzle in 2 tablespoons of your choice fat (coconut oil, ghee, lard, etc..)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eCarefully swirl the oil around the hot skillet to evenly coat. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eSpoon the batter into the skillet. Use the back of a large spoon to evenly distribute and coat the skillet. You will probably need to spread it up the skillet wall to get it to about 1\/4 inch thick. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eCook crust in the skillet at low to medium to low heat for 10 minutes. If you see the skillet smoking, reduce the heat.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003ePreheat your oven to 400 degrees.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eAfter 10 minutes, coat pizza with your choice sauce (tomato sauce, pesto, bbq sauce, etc..)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eSprinkle with 1 to 1.5 cups of your choice of cheese (I used So Delicious Dairy-free Mozzarella)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eAdd any remaining toppings (except fresh herb garnishes) to your pizza.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eTransfer skillet to oven (or hot bbq grill) and allow to bake for 10 to 15 minutes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eTurn heat off and allow pizza to sit for 15 minutes before cutting into it.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eGarnish with whatever fresh herbs compliment your pizza flavor choice (basil, cilantro, scallion, etc..)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e *Here are the ingredient amounts for my BBQ Chicken Pizza. These amounts are perfect for 1 10--inch pizza and yields 4 large slices or 8 small slices. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 15px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e4 chicken thighs, cooked and diced into small bite-sized pieces\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e4 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1 cup gluten-free bbq sauce\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1\/2 red onion, thinly sliced\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1 cup So Delicious Dairy-free Mozzarella shreds or real cheese\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro for garnish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e© Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine\u003cbr\u003eAll rights reserved. \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eGlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine is part of The Pure Fresh Daily Group \u003cbr\u003e© Copyright 2018, Pure Fresh Daily Publications Corporation \u003cbr\u003eAll Rights Reserved.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-05-18T19:55:11-07:00","created_at":"2018-05-18T19:59:17-07:00","vendor":"Glutenfreeglobalicious Magazine","type":"GF Nutrition","tags":["GF Nutrition","Gluten-free","Gluten-free Food","Gluten-free Food Tips","Gluten-free Health","Gluten-free Health Tips","Gluten-free Nutrition","Gluten-free Nutritionists","GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":8409047302191,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Not all Cauliflower Crust is the Same!","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":0,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/cauli_bbq_pizza.jpg?v=1526938324"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/cauli_bbq_pizza.jpg?v=1526938324","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch2\u003eBy Heather DiBiasi, MS, RDN\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e“Looks can be deceiving”- And so can food labels. Cauliflower pizza crust- this must be healthy, right? Unfortunately, it can be a little more complicated than that. We try to opt for these healthier options like cauliflower pizza crust, but it’s worth taking a closer look at the label to see what’s going on your plate.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eIt may say cauliflower on the label, but is it similar to the traditional cauliflower crust everyone fell in love with? Let’s break down three different labels: Trader Joe’s Cauliflower crust, Caulipower foods, and Cali’flour FOODS. Trader Joe’s Cauliflower crust has gained all the hype, but if you look at the ingredient list on the label –by the way, the ingredient list goes in descending order from the most abundant ingredient to the least- the second ingredient is corn. Meaning this is not cauliflower pizza crust- this is cauliflower and corn pizza crust. Now on to the Caulipower nutrition label. This brand also contains a base of other ingredients in it besides cauliflower, such as brown rice, corn, and sugar. Plus it happens to have the longest ingredient list out of them all. Last but not least, there’s Cali’flour FOODS. This crust is exactly how you would make traditional homemade cauliflower pizza crust. It contains only four simple ingredients cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, eggs, and seasonings.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eNow let's get real, there are two reasons why cauliflower pizza blew up and is considered the healthier version of an all-time favorite food. One is that it's a great way to increase your veggie intake. The second being that it’s a lower carbohydrate alternative to pizza. Whatever your reason is for wanting to consume this delicious veggie filled dish, it’s important to know the facts. Yes, they all have cauliflower, but the other ingredients and carbohydrates can vary. When looking at carbohydrates per pie, Cali’flour FOODS crust contains 6 grams, Caulipower contains 78 grams, and Trader Joe’s has a whopping 102 grams. That’s a huge difference. If you are the type of person to eat the entire pie- eating 102 grams of carbohydrates in one sitting is equivalent to eating almost seven slices of bread.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eBottom line- these foods might look similar, but they are not the same. Check your food labels and ingredient lists carefully before purchasing items to make sure they are what you are looking for. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eBe sure to try out this Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe by our Editor, Chef Lori Miller. It is the simplest of Cauli Crusts, and you can even prepare it in a skillet, on the stovetop!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eHeather DiBiasi, MS RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in New York who works with clients one-on-one and also in a clinical setting to help them achieve their health goals. She loves inspiring people to live a balanced lifestyle by providing healthy recipes and evidence-based nutrition information. Follow her \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/intuition4nutrition.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/intuition_4_nutrition\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eInstagram\u003c\/a\u003e for more nutritional tips and information!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Heather_large.jpg?v=1528182831\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecipe for Cauliflower Skillet Pizza\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eThis is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, Cauliflower pizza crust you will ever make! There's no steaming the cauliflower, no wringing it out in a towel...none of the steps that would usually discourage you from making a cauliflower crust are required here. You can prepare the first steps in a skillet! And it's dairy-free! No mozzarella needed. Using ready-packed caul rice is the key. I've been using either Taylor Farms Organic Cauliflower Rice from Costco or the Trader Joes brand.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eI made this one into a BBQ Chicken Pizza, but you can use whatever toppings your taste buds desire! I will list the ingredients for my BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pizza down below. Also, you can use a stainless steel skillet, but I prefer cast iron. Nonstick is discouraged.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eReady? Ok. Here we go. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003ePrep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003eMakes 4 servings\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"line-height: 21px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eIngredients\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 15px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e3 cups of rice cauliflower (pre-riced and packaged is preferred)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e2 whole eggs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1\/2 cup your choice gluten-free flour (I always use almond flour for the best results)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1\/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*If you’re accustomed to adding cheese to your crust, feel free to add 1\/2 cup of shredded mozzarella or grated Parmesan. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"line-height: 21px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eHow to\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 15px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eGet your cast iron skillet hot. Not smoking hot, but hot. Keep heat at about medium and keep the heat on while you prepare the crust. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eCombine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl. Use a spoon to mix ingredients and thoroughly combine.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eInto the hot skillet, drizzle in 2 tablespoons of your choice fat (coconut oil, ghee, lard, etc..)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eCarefully swirl the oil around the hot skillet to evenly coat. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eSpoon the batter into the skillet. Use the back of a large spoon to evenly distribute and coat the skillet. You will probably need to spread it up the skillet wall to get it to about 1\/4 inch thick. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eCook crust in the skillet at low to medium to low heat for 10 minutes. If you see the skillet smoking, reduce the heat.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003ePreheat your oven to 400 degrees.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eAfter 10 minutes, coat pizza with your choice sauce (tomato sauce, pesto, bbq sauce, etc..)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eSprinkle with 1 to 1.5 cups of your choice of cheese (I used So Delicious Dairy-free Mozzarella)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eAdd any remaining toppings (except fresh herb garnishes) to your pizza.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eTransfer skillet to oven (or hot bbq grill) and allow to bake for 10 to 15 minutes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eTurn heat off and allow pizza to sit for 15 minutes before cutting into it.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003eGarnish with whatever fresh herbs compliment your pizza flavor choice (basil, cilantro, scallion, etc..)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e *Here are the ingredient amounts for my BBQ Chicken Pizza. These amounts are perfect for 1 10--inch pizza and yields 4 large slices or 8 small slices. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 15px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e4 chicken thighs, cooked and diced into small bite-sized pieces\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e4 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1 cup gluten-free bbq sauce\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1\/2 red onion, thinly sliced\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e1 cup So Delicious Dairy-free Mozzarella shreds or real cheese\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro for garnish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e© Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine\u003cbr\u003eAll rights reserved. \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eGlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine is part of The Pure Fresh Daily Group \u003cbr\u003e© Copyright 2018, Pure Fresh Daily Publications Corporation \u003cbr\u003eAll Rights Reserved.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 15px 0px;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Not all Cauliflower Crust is the Same!

By Heather DiBiasi, MS, RDN

“Looks can be deceiving”- And so can food labels. Cauliflower pizza crust- this must be healthy, right? Unfortunately, it can be a little more complicated than that. We try to opt for these healthier options like cauliflower pizza crust, but it’s worth taking a closer look at the label to see what’s going on your plate.

 

It may say cauliflower on the label, but is it similar to the traditional cauliflower crust everyone fell in love with? Let’s break down three different labels: Trader Joe’s Cauliflower crust, Caulipower foods, and Cali’flour FOODS. Trader Joe’s Cauliflower crust has gained all the hype, but if you look at the ingredient list on the label –by the way, the ingredient list goes in descending order from the most abundant ingredient to the least- the second ingredient is corn. Meaning this is not cauliflower pizza crust- this is cauliflower and corn pizza crust. Now on to the Caulipower nutrition label. This brand also contains a base of other ingredients in it besides cauliflower, such as brown rice, corn, and sugar. Plus it happens to have the longest ingredient list out of them all. Last but not least, there’s Cali’flour FOODS. This crust is exactly how you would make traditional homemade cauliflower pizza crust. It contains only four simple ingredients cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, eggs, and seasonings.

 

Now let's get real, there are two reasons why cauliflower pizza blew up and is considered the healthier version of an all-time favorite food. One is that it's a great way to increase your veggie intake. The second being that it’s a lower carbohydrate alternative to pizza. Whatever your reason is for wanting to consume this delicious veggie filled dish, it’s important to know the facts. Yes, they all have cauliflower, but the other ingredients and carbohydrates can vary. When looking at carbohydrates per pie, Cali’flour FOODS crust contains 6 grams, Caulipower contains 78 grams, and Trader Joe’s has a whopping 102 grams. That’s a huge difference. If you are the type of person to eat the entire pie- eating 102 grams of carbohydrates in one sitting is equivalent to eating almost seven slices of bread.

 

Bottom line- these foods might look similar, but they are not the same. Check your food labels and ingredient lists carefully before purchasing items to make sure they are what you are looking for. 

 

Be sure to try out this Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe by our Editor, Chef Lori Miller. It is the simplest of Cauli Crusts, and you can even prepare it in a skillet, on the stovetop!

About the Author

Heather DiBiasi, MS RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in New York who works with clients one-on-one and also in a clinical setting to help them achieve their health goals. She loves inspiring people to live a balanced lifestyle by providing healthy recipes and evidence-based nutrition information. Follow her website and Instagram for more nutritional tips and information!

Recipe for Cauliflower Skillet Pizza

This is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, Cauliflower pizza crust you will ever make! There's no steaming the cauliflower, no wringing it out in a towel...none of the steps that would usually discourage you from making a cauliflower crust are required here. You can prepare the first steps in a skillet! And it's dairy-free! No mozzarella needed. Using ready-packed caul rice is the key. I've been using either Taylor Farms Organic Cauliflower Rice from Costco or the Trader Joes brand.

I made this one into a BBQ Chicken Pizza, but you can use whatever toppings your taste buds desire! I will list the ingredients for my BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pizza down below. Also, you can use a stainless steel skillet, but I prefer cast iron. Nonstick is discouraged.

Ready? Ok. Here we go. 

Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes 

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of rice cauliflower (pre-riced and packaged is preferred)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup your choice gluten-free flour (I always use almond flour for the best results)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

*If you’re accustomed to adding cheese to your crust, feel free to add 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella or grated Parmesan. 

How to

  1. Get your cast iron skillet hot. Not smoking hot, but hot. Keep heat at about medium and keep the heat on while you prepare the crust. 
  2. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl. Use a spoon to mix ingredients and thoroughly combine.
  3. Into the hot skillet, drizzle in 2 tablespoons of your choice fat (coconut oil, ghee, lard, etc..)
  4. Carefully swirl the oil around the hot skillet to evenly coat. 
  5. Spoon the batter into the skillet. Use the back of a large spoon to evenly distribute and coat the skillet. You will probably need to spread it up the skillet wall to get it to about 1/4 inch thick. 
  6. Cook crust in the skillet at low to medium to low heat for 10 minutes. If you see the skillet smoking, reduce the heat.
  7. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  8. After 10 minutes, coat pizza with your choice sauce (tomato sauce, pesto, bbq sauce, etc..)
  9. Sprinkle with 1 to 1.5 cups of your choice of cheese (I used So Delicious Dairy-free Mozzarella)
  10. Add any remaining toppings (except fresh herb garnishes) to your pizza.
  11. Transfer skillet to oven (or hot bbq grill) and allow to bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Turn heat off and allow pizza to sit for 15 minutes before cutting into it.
  13. Garnish with whatever fresh herbs compliment your pizza flavor choice (basil, cilantro, scallion, etc..)

 *Here are the ingredient amounts for my BBQ Chicken Pizza. These amounts are perfect for 1 10--inch pizza and yields 4 large slices or 8 small slices. 

  • 4 chicken thighs, cooked and diced into small bite-sized pieces
  • 4 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup gluten-free bbq sauce
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup So Delicious Dairy-free Mozzarella shreds or real cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro for garnish

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