Yay for Pizza!!! 🍕
✨Hey guys! 😀👋
I love pizza! How about you? But, I don’t always love how I feel after eating it… all of the heavy carbs, salt, grease from the cheese and crust, etc.
So, I gave this recipe a whirl. And, much to my surprise, it actually tasted like real pizza! It’s flavorful and satisfying, and the ‘crust’ had me believing that I was eating pizza!
I give it 👍👍 !
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
YIELD: 2-4 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
1 large head of cauliflower (if using frozen, riced cauliflower, make sure to squeeze out excess water, or, buy fresh riced cauliflower in the produce section)
1 egg, beaten
1/3-cup soft goat cheese (may substitute goat cheese with ricotta, cream cheese or mascarpone)
½ tsp. Italian seasoning
½ tsp. garlic powder
Pinch of salt
½ cup marinara sauce
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I used BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella)
Pre heat your oven to 400.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silpat mat or some parchment paper (NOT wax paper).
Break up your cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor, you may have to do this in batches. The goal is for it to be small, fine, rice like texture. Continue until all of your cauliflower has been ‘riced’ (you want to have 4-cups of cauliflower rice when you are done).
Bring a couple inches of water to a boil in a large pot. Add in the cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes or until the cauliflower is nice and tender. Strain in a fine mesh strainer and place all of the strained cauliflower onto a clean dishtowel. Pull up the sides of the towel and squeeze out as much water as you can from the cauliflower. This step is ESSENTIAL to your cauliflower sticking together so be sure that you get out as much water as possible and don’t skip this step!
Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl and add in beaten egg, goat cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Combine everything together (I find the easiest way to do this is with my hands).
Transfer to your baking sheet and form the dough. I like to make mine into a rectangle but you can do whatever shape you like. Remember to make the edges a little higher than the rest to create the effect of crust.
Pop it in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Top with pizza sauce and cheese and put back in oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Cool and enjoy!
Recipe from cleananddelicious.com
Easy Tomato Avocado Olive Salad
An easy-to-make, delicious, nutritious salad!
Ingredients for one serving:
1 tomato, diced
1 small avocado, cubed
A few Kalamata olives, pitted
A couple Tbsp. Feta cheese with basil
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Himalayan salt and black pepper, to taste
chopped spinach and/or kale
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
God-made food is medicine!
For a quick pick me up eat 1/4 cup of nutritious and filling nuts, like pecans. Pair them with a small serving of lean protein and/or complex carb, like a boiled egg, oats, or apple. *Watch portions.
Check out these benefits of pecans:
• Promotes cardiovascular health
• Promotes digestive health
• Helps in weight loss
• Anti-cancer properties
• Promotes healthy bones and teeth
• Reduces blood pressure
• Reduces stroke
• Strengthens the immune system
• Helps maintain healthy complexion
• Anti-aging benefits
Every morning, as soon as you rise, drink a lemon water detox drink.
Add 1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper to 8 oz of warm water to keep your liver and digestive system clean and in optimal condition. *For increased results and benefits, add 1-2 tsp organic.
Apple Cider Vinegar with the ‘Mother’, like Bragg’s.
Chase it with 16 oz of chilled water. 🍋 💦
Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and may even make you eat less.
Here is a delicious oats recipe that can be made the night before and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I enjoy it cold, though it can be warmed (even in an appropriate dish in the microwave.)
This is fast food made for on the go living!!
Power Breakfast Oats
-1/4 cup steel oats OR old-fashioned oats
-3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or other nut milk or organic milk
-1 tbsp chia or flax seeds
-1 tbsp almonds, walnuts or pecans
-1 cup fresh or frozen fruit
-1 tbsp raw honey
Layer all in a “to-go” glass
Let sit in fridge overnight or up to 3 days
Eat cold, room temp, or in oven for 10-15 min @ 300 degrees.
Stuffed Portobello Lasagna Pockets
Makes 4 servings
Low Carb Deliciousness!!
-4 portobello mushrooms, washed, stem removed & inside scraped
-1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
-1/2 white or yellow onion, diced
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1 lb organic grass-fed beef, 97% lean or organic ground turkey breast
-1 cup cottage cheese or ricotta
-1 cup low sugar chunky spaghetti sauce
-1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or 1 cup shredded mozzarella (both options pictured)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper (my preference) or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
Heat oil in skillet on medium heat.
Add diced onion and sauté until softened. Add garlic and stir. Add hamburger or turkey to pan. Cook thoroughly, stirring often.
Remove skillet from heat. Drain hamburger or turkey. Set aside.
Wash and pat dry mushrooms. With spoon or fingers, remove stem and scoop out the underside (as seen below).
To assemble pockets:
Layer in each mushroom —
1/4 cup drained hamburger or turkey
1/4 cup cottage or ricotta cheese
1/4 cup low sugar spaghetti sauce
2 tablespoons parmesan or 2-4 tbsp mozzarella
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool 5 minutes.
Enjoy with a side of greens or other nutritious, low-carb veggies!
Clean Stuffed Peppers
-6 green bell peppers, tops cut off, seeds & membranes removed
-2 lbs organic, grass fed beef or turkey
-1 small white onion, diced
-6 stalks celery, diced
-1/4 tsp onion powder
-1/4 tsp garlic powder
-1/2 tsp basil
-1/2 tsp oregano
-Himalayan salt & black pepper, to taste
-1 1/2 cups PRE-COOKED brown rice or quinoa
-1 large can diced tomatoes
-1 can tomato sauce
-12 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Boil the peppers in a large pot just until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Remove and allow to dry on paper towels.
Meanwhile, sauté and chop meat (into small bites), onions, celery and seasonings over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Cook until meat is browned. Drain grease.
Add the pre-cooked rice, diced onions, and sauce to the meat mixture. Remove from heat and add more seasonings, if needed.
In a baking dish, add enough water to cover the bottom.
Stuff each pepper evenly with the meat and rice mixture. Cut peppers in half and place in baking dish, skin side down.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until peppers are tender and cooked through.
Remove from oven. Sprinkle 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese over each 1/2. Bake an extra 5 minutes.
-3 cups dry oats
-1 cup natural or raw peanut butter or other nut butter
-1/4-1/2 cup organic raw honey
-6-8 scoops quality protein powder•
-6-8 tbsp water (it’s very important to add 1 tbsp water at a time; you want the consistency to be a bit crumbly, not slimy – not too much water)
*For variety, add flax, chia or sunflower seeds, unsweetened dried fruit, walnuts or pecans
Mix all above. Press the mixture in a 9×13 pan and cut into 20-24 squares once set OR roll into balls. (Makes about 40 balls.)
Store in an airtight bag in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
•Choose a quality protein, like Tera’s Whey, Garden of Life Plant Protein, Amazing Grass Plant Protein
Power Green Drink
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, without carrageenan
1 cup organic greens (ex. spinach, romaine, kale)
1 cup organic frozen fruit (ex. berries, 1/4-1/2 banana)
1 Tbsp healthy fat, like raw nut butter or extra virgin coconut oil
Some AWESOME benefits of drinking a Power Green Drink —
– Weight loss, naturally
– Increased nutrient consumption from fruits and vegetables (especially greens which are superfoods!)
– Excellent for digestion and health (from blending; chewing will not give the same benefits and results)
– Antioxidants (to fight disease; promoting optimum health and fitness)
– Increased energy
– Mental focus and clarity
– Increased fiber consumption
– Clearer, smoother skin
– Reduce your cravings, especially later in day
– Strengthen your immune system and energize the body
– Stronger bones
– Decreased heartburn and indigestion