Pizza is one of the best foods on the planet. But with all the heavy cheese, pepperoni grease, and carb-packed crust, pizza isn’t really the healthiest of meals.
If you’re looking for a way to make your pizza a little lighter, check out the 5 low-carb, good-for-you alternatives to pizza crust below. At least one of these recipes is sure to make your mouth water.
1. Spinach pizza crust
Looking for a healthy spinach pizza crust? You will be amazed by this crust, a guilt-free pizza crust that doesn’t skimp on flavor!
– 400 g fresh spinach leaves, washed, drained
– 1/2 cup grated edam cheese
– 2 eggs
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– 1 tbsp. dried oregano
In a stand mixer pour all the ingredients and mix until it forms a thick mixture. On a baking tray covered with baking paper transfer the mixture. Form a square with your hands to looks like a square pizza. Place your toppings and bake at 400 F for 35 minutes. Bon appetit.
2. Plantain pizza crust
You had no idea that a healthy pizza crust could be SO simple! The crust is essentially 2 ingredients, and you can choose which spices you like.
– 1 large plantain, peeled, sliced
– 1 egg
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– 1/2 tsp. dried garlic granules
– 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
In a blender, blend all until smooth. Add the egg and spices and blend again until fully incorporated and silky. Add your favorite toppings and bake for 20 minutes on 400 F. Enjoy!
3. Cauliflower pizza crust
Ditch the carbs and make this healthy and easy cauliflower pizza crust for your next pizza night. This pizza crust recipe is also gluten free, grain free and simply divine!
– 1/2 cauliflower
– 1 egg
– ½ cup parmesan cheese
– 1 tbsp. dried oregano
Wash the cauliflower and cut roughly into pieces and grate it in a food processor. Pour into a glass bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes. Remove from microwave. In another bowl combine the cauliflower with the egg and cheese. Press the cauliflower mixture onto a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake for 15-20 min at 400 F. Garnish with your favorite pizza ingredients and bake for 12 minutes more. Enjoy.
4. Eggplant pizza crust
In addition to being super tasty and easy to make and if you are an eggplant lover, then they are even better than the original.
– 1 large eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices
– 1 tbsp. salt
– 1 tbsp. oil
– 1 tbsp. oregano
Sprinkle the eggplant with the salt, let sit on paper towels for 20 min. and wipe dry. Brush the eggplant slices with oil and season with oregano and salt and pepper. Roast the eggplant in a preheated oven (400 F) for about 15-20 min. Add your toppings and bake for 5 minutes more. Done!
5. Mashed potato pizza crust
Mashed potato pizza crust?!? Just who thought of this glorious idea? This pizza crust is super tasty, and so energizing.
– 2 tbsp. coconut oil
– 2 cups mashed potatoes
– 2 cups brown rice flour
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 0, 5 tsp. garlic powder
Boil your potatoes until tender. Drain and mash the potatoes with coconut oil add garlic powder. Mix flour and baking powder together. Add the mashed potatoes and mix with your hands until it forms into ball. Grease your pan and roll out the dough. Top with your favorite healthy ingredients, and bake for 20 minutes on 400 F. Done!