Get your daily supply of veggies with this gluten free and vegan broccoli pizza crust. Pizza…broccoli? I know. Amazing.
Finding ways to make carbs less carb-y is always a worthy endeavour.
Everything glorious is carbohydrate-heavy : bread, brownies, muffins, pizza. These types of foods are usually made with refined carbs and are lacking fibre, vitamins and minerals and provide a bunch of empty calories.
But it’s often not just the actual carbs crave (although carbohydrates do play some mind games on us by increasing key happy neurotransmitters in our brains), it’s also the ritual around these types of foods and the things that go on and in them that we love. We’re smitten with how we eat these foods as much as the food itself.
Picking up a piece of hot pizza or spreading jam on just-toasted bread can summon feelings of nostalgia, love and comfort. For me, pulling apart a freshly baked muffin in the wee hours of the morning is nothing short of spiritual.
These experiences and foods do have a place in a health supportive diet (exhale!) and rest assured that you do not need to get rid of your toast, baked goods or pizza to be healthy.
Traditional health advice would tell you that you could of course eat these foods in moderation or only occasionally but I think “everything in moderation” is misleading and ultimately leads to a moderately healthy (or moderately unhealthy) diet and lifestyle.
A more empowering approach is to modify these foods so that A) they are totally healthy no ifs, ands or buts, and B) they can be enjoyed the same way as the traditional version.
When you realize that these things are delicious, you have a moment of “why wouldn’t I eat this”?!
This broccoli pizza crust was inspired by passion for recipe makeovers and Bernard’s OBSESSION with pizza. His favourite food is pizza and I am fascinated by the unique ways in which we can use vegetables to make traditional recipes healthier. So you could say we met in the middle with this broccoli pizza crust!