Even when Super Bowl ads offend us, they’re annoyingly good at making us crave junk food. (I guess that’s why they spend the big bucks). Some are worth resisting entirely–that Oreo’s ad was funny, but please don’t go buy a pack of Double-Stufs–but some ad-inspired cravings are possible to quell by eating something relatively healthy. Case in point: pizza. Whether you’re eating vegetarian for Meatless Monday, going gluten-free, or even going grain-free for a paleo diet, it’s possible to find healthy pizza recipes that suits your needs–and is delicious.
Don’t fall for the Pizza Hut’s new gross pizza gimmick; if the Super Bowl ads gave you a craving, check out our vegetarian, gluten free pizza recipes:
Cauliflower Crust PizzaI had a moral dilemma over whether to recommend a recipe for cauliflower crust pizza--it just screams "diet food" in a way that sounds not so fun to eat. But I haven't tried it, and I do love cauliflower--and judging by the proliferation of recipes like this one on Pinterest and food blogs, it's probably worth giving a chance (especially if you want a recipe that's simple and gluten-free). GET THE RECIPE, from What will I cook today?
Market Mediterranean PizzaThe crust for this delicious-looking pizza is made of eggplant, flaxseed, almond flour and egg. Simple, healthy, and gluten-free -- and it's even technically paleo. GET THE RECIPE, via Tartine and Apron Strings
Turned On Eggplant PizzaThis dish falls somewhere between eggplant parmesan and pizza--and it looks like it could be better than both. GET THE RECIPE, via Farm Bus
Polenta PizzaPolenta and herbs are all you need for this cheap, easy, and totally vegan, gluten-free pizza crust. Use the toppings of your choice for a delicious dinner. GET THE RECIPE, via Edible Perspective
Portobello PizzaThis mini pizza recipe uses a crust that puts English muffins and bagels to shame: portobello mushroom. GET THE RECIPE, via Dulce Delicious
Roasted Cherry Tomato Tortilla PizzasThe crust on this recipe might be a corn tortilla, but it's in no way Mexican or Latin-inspired. GET THE RECIPE, via food and paper
5-Minute Mexican PizzaPizza on a tortilla always makes me think of Taco Bell. (So: not appetizing.) But this recipe restores my faith in the possibility of throwing together a delicious, gluten-free pizza on a weeknight, without putting any national cuisines to shame. GET THE RECIPE, via Yoke Yolk
Photo: Edible Perspective