These days, it seems that everyone is trying to find new ways to eat healthily. That means transforming staples we know and love, like pizza, into meals that offer a little bit more nutritional value. Not to knock everyone’s favorite food, but traditional pizza doesn’t exactly top the list of healthiest foods. Sure, all those fatty meats and cheese and grease may taste like heaven in your mouth, but it’s not exactly great for you if over-consumed.
Enter cauliflower pizza crust, a new method of making pizza crust that’s designed to be healthier than the traditional alternative. But how does this pizza crust stack up to the competition? Is cauliflower pizza crust healthy? Read on to find out.
The gluten-free alternative
The most interesting thing about cauliflower pizza crust is that it doesn’t contain gluten. Considering that the two most popular types of pizza crust—traditional white flour and healthier wheat flour—both contain a whole bunch of gluten, a cauliflower crust alternative is excellent for people with a gluten allergy or celiac disease.
Is it more nutritious?
On paper, it would appear that cauliflower pizza crust is far more nutritious than its carb-rich cousin. Unfortunately, converting cauliflower into a pizza crust requires some maneuvering in the form of extra ingredients that all but nullify the fundamental benefits of cauliflower.
For example, a lot of pizza distributors trading in cauliflower crust add:
- Extra egg to help with consistency
- More cheese to improve the taste
- Added oil, again for consistency
- Gluten-free flour, which is loaded with calories
What’s more, cauliflower pizza crust can’t compete with the added health benefits of wheat pizza crust, because it’s lower in natural fiber and protein.
How does it taste?
Since cauliflower pizza hit the market, food reviewers at every level of the industry have tried the crust alternative. These taste tests have varied in their response. Some cauliflower fans have expressed outright betrayal at the taste of cauliflower pizza, arguing that it takes the best parts of cauliflower and sublimates them under a barrage of unhealthy ingredients.
Far and away, the most positive response to cauliflower pizza crust has been the half-surprised acknowledgment that cauliflower crusts “could pass for” traditional pizza. That means the highest praise cauliflower pizza receives from critics is that it doesn’t taste that bad.
A real healthy alternative
Not impressed with cauliflower pizza crust? You’re not alone. Fortunately, at Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza, we have an array of healthy options that taste delicious.
Since we baked our first pizza pie all the way back in 1994, we have established ourselves as the go-to frozen pizza distributor throughout the Midwest. Today, we’re proud to supply pizza for businesses, restaurants and schools across seven states and counting.
When you purchase a Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza, you’re getting delectable thin crust pizza that’s 70 percent toppings and 30 percent crust. Add to that scrumptious ratio our incredible sauce and you’ve got a recipe for a pizza that can’t be beat.
Ready to find out more? Give us a call or visit us online today.