Want to cut carbs? How about having some pizza? I got the idea from Bill at OntheRoadofRetirement to eat a pizza with a cauliflower crust. He claimed it was delicious, and he couldn’t even tell it wasn’t made with a traditional pizza crust.
Eating a pizza with a cauliflower crust seemed like an easy step I could take on my ever present journey to be healthy. And should I like it, it was a sustainable action. Easy and sustainable are required elements if it’s going to be part of the “Betty Plan.”
Our first attempt was the Margherita Cauliflower Crust Pizza which we bought at one of my favorite stores, Aldi. It cost $5.99. We ate this pizza soon after we bought it. The verdict? Let’s just say, it took a full 22 days before I managed to get Dan to agree to try eating another pizza with a cauliflower crust.
The crust on the Aldi pizza tasted just fine; however, the whole experience would qualify as what I call a “cardboard pizza” meal. It fills your belly, but otherwise, room is left for improvement.
The next week, we saw another cauliflower crust pizza at Aldi’s. This one was in the deli section in a bigger, better cardboard box. It looked like it could be better. For one thing, it wasn’t frozen. There was a pepperoni and a cheese selection. Maybe this would be the pizza that could redeem Bill’s recommendation. I made my case, you know, with the pizza being in a bigger, better box with a lid that even lifts up, not a box that you tear open, PLUS it was refrigerated, not frozen and all that, but …Dan still wasn’t biting.
When I tried to talk Dan into the cauliflower crust pizza in the better box the following week, he asked me if there was a pizza place near us who sold this new type of pizza. You know, a place we could call up, they could cook it and bring it to our home. I took his question to be his way of saying we wouldn’t be bringing this “better box” refrigerated pizza into our home anytime soon. How would I ever write my pizza post? And what about Bill’s recommendation?
Well, Bill. This post is only half done right now; it gets better for you. Your recommendation for a cauliflower crust pizza comes full circle and eventually comes out of the oven as credible. Thanks to ….
Costco! Costco is another one of my favorite stores. While shopping there, with a half-written post about pizza hanging out in my head for weeks, I see a frozen cauliflower crust pizza. I’m excited as Costco products are generally high quality in the Betty Book. The only type for sale was the “Roasted Vegetable” which sounds great to me! I love the vegetables! Dan not so much. But I tell him, “Dan, the vegetables are so small, you probably won’t even taste them.” I know, it’s the oldest trick in the book, but it worked! He agreed to put it in our cart.
The CCC (see if you can figure it out because I’m tired of typing it) pizza cost $12.79 for two pizzas. Given the fact that there are two pizzas, and they are slightly bigger than the Aldi version, it really wasn’t any more expensive. And this CCC pizza was absolutely delicious! Dan was happy as I gave him the pieces with fewer vegetables.
So thanks, Bill, for the tip about cauliflower crust pizza. We really appreciate it. I can already feel myself getting healthier. Any other recommendations for us?