- 5 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¾ cup low-moisture part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, thinly sliced (at least 18 slices)
- 6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 slices
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 large fresh basil leaves, shredded
- Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place half of the cauliflower in food processor. Cover; process until very finely ground. Repeat with other half of cauliflower. Transfer to microwavable bowl. There should be about 3 cups of packed cauliflower.
- Microwave cauliflower uncovered on High 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place colander over a large bowl. Line colander with kitchen towel. Transfer microwaved cauliflower to towel; set aside to cool about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Squeeze water from cauliflower by wrapping the towel around it and twisting. Remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside to cool 5 minutes.
- In medium bowl, beat egg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese with fork. Add cauliflower, and combine using hands, kneading mixture together. Discard any large bits of cauliflower.
- Sprinkle shredded Parmesan in 6 small mounds on cookie sheet. Divide dough into 6 equal balls; shape into hockey puck shapes. Place 1 piece of dough on top of each mound of Parmesan. Gently press out dough into discs, about 1/4 inch thick. Press together any ragged edges to prevent burning.
- Bake crust without toppings 20 to 25 minutes or until easy to turn; remove from oven, and use pancake turner to gently peel and release pizzas from parchment. Turn over pizzas, and top with 3 tomato slices per pizza, 1 slice fresh mozzarella, salt and pepper. Bake 8 minutes. Top with shredded basil.
Recipe From Betty Crocker
The Wonderful World of Braces
If you or your child are about to step into the world of braces, and you are wondering…”what in the world will they be able to eat without getting food stuck in their teeth, much less that tastes good?”
For those who have children with special dietary needs, this issue becomes compounded. The gluten and grain-free options out there tend to get stuck in braces fairly easy, and they can cause an absolute mess!
Well, fear no more because this orthodontist office has the solution for you! Caprese pizza is one of the tastiest snacks on the market that we have found kids of all ages and sizes enjoy. It comes with all of the regular toppings of your average pizza, but its soft crust is something that anyone can enjoy.
Plus, caprese pizza is completely gluten AND grain free, making it a fun-food of choice for those children who struggle with gluten intolerance (also known as Celiac’s disease) and who may be gluten or grain-sensitive.
It is relatively easy to make, if you prefer to go that route, and it can also be bought from most grocery stores nowadays at a very reasonable price. Furthermore, it comes in all shapes and sizes, and it sports multiple different cheeses and toppings to appeal to taste buds of all varieties.
Thankfully, the soft crust will not impact the teeth of those who are going through the invisalign program, and none of the ingredients will stain your or your child’s teeth so long as they are brushed within a couple of hours of eating.
So, if you have been looking for a food that anyone will enjoy, that is orthodontist approved, that is braces and invisalign friendly, and that has no grain or gluten-based ingredients, look no further than our caprese pizza recipe! You tummy (and your teeth) will be sure to say thank you!
Call Us Today
In Ohio, adults, teenagers and children can visit King Orthodontics to have a complimentary consultation with an orthodontist. At our facilities, we have two experts, including:
• Dr. Sam King
• Dr. Jack King
We have two offices where we examine and treat patients, and you can call:
• Fairborn – 937-433-0830
• Centerville – 937-433-0830
Our patients are treated with customized orthodontia that includes:
• Invisalign – for teens or adults
• Clear braces – made of color-matching ceramic materials
• Metal – traditional metal brackets and wires
Schedule an appointment with us today for a complete evaluation to learn about the type of orthodontia required for you or your child’s teeth, and remember to ask about our recipe for vegan sweet potato soup.
King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530
Gluten-Free Grain Free Caprese Mini Pizzas
Samuel B. King, D.D.S., M.S. – King Orthodontics – Specialist in Orthodontics for kids, teens and adults in Centerville and Fairborn.