Eating healthy would be so much easier if you could live in a bubble, wouldn't it? I mean, I really do enjoy my vegetables and eggs for breakfast and my rich salad for dinner, but when I see a fresh baked pizza coming out of the oven, well, that does tempt me a bit.
So, I was struck with what I consider "Culinary Genius!" I've seen Naked Burritos on the menu at Mexicana restaurants. Why not create a Naked Pizza at home?
The first thing I needed was a base to replace the "crust". A quick trip to my freezer and I was in business with some cauli-rice! Yes!
I sauteed it in coconut oil using my favorite cast iron skillet
Next up, the toppings! I was thinking of my favorite pizza toppings so scooped out the cauli-rice and added more oil, then onion, sweet peppers, mushrooms and garlic. At the very end, I added a generous handful of spinach to wilt slightly.
I spread a generous scoop of pizza sauce on the cauli-rice before adding the veggies.
Lastly, the cheese! Honestly, I think it would have been even better if I'd set it under the broiler a few minutes, but the kids were already digging into their pizza and it was still quite satisfying.
What's nice about this is that it's totally customizable. I was craving veggies, so that is what I based my dish on. But you could totally change this by adding your favorite meats, or even over rice if you're not a cauli-rice fan. I also did add a few pineapple tidbits at the table, just for a touch of juicy sweetness.
So, what do you think? Is this something you might try? What combinations do you think would be good for a Naked Pizza? Share your ideas below! Thanks for stopping by!