My first attempt at Cauliflower pizza
What you need:
- head of cauliflower
- pasta sauce (mine was the organic kind from whole foods)
- whatever veggie toppings you want
- whatever spices you want for the ‘crust’
- an egg
-Cut off the green part of the cauliflower and then cut it up and pulsed in it my food processor to make it crumbled.
-Microwave it for 8 minutes to soften it. Then try to soak up as much moisture as you can with paper towels (or a cheese cloth if you have one)
-Put all the cauliflower in a bowl and mix it with an egg, some garlic, and whichever spices you want (I did minced garlic, garlic powder, italian seasoning and some dried basil.
-Put some parchment paper down and spread the cauliflower out.
-Spread/paint on a layer of EVOO to help with browning. I then sprinkled some chia seeds all over the top for some more healthy benefits!
-Cook at 450 for 10 minutes. Take it out and put your toppings on. Then roast for another 5-10 minutes. Done!
The crust definitely is NOT anything like normal pizza crust. It’s not doughy and you can’t pick up a piece and eat it the way you do a normal slice of pizza - the cauliflower is too soft for that. It doesn’t pull apart like crust does. You need to use a fork and a knife. I feel like the pizza is only as good as the toppings you use, because that is what you taste. Overall it’s pretty easy to make and I would make it again experimenting with toppings. I used broccoli, basil leaves and mushrooms. A lot of crust recipes call for cheese - I don’t know if maybe that would taste better or would help hold the crust together better? But since I’m 80/20 paleo I eliminated the cheese. I think if you spread mozzarella cheese all over the top it would taste AWESOME, but that’s because cheese makes everything taste awesome haha.
Food Additives to Avoid
- Refined Sugar
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG )
- Artificial Colors
- BHA and BHT
- Sodium Nitrate and Nitrite
- Olestra (Olean)
- Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
- Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
- Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Here’s an awesome article describing each additive and how they are harmful, http://fooddemocracy.wordpress.com/2008/01/18/the-dirty-dozen-12-foodsfood-additives-to-avoid-and-why/
I’m so thankful for tumblr and the motivational blogs to keep me going. I don’t think I would be able to get up, run, and eat healthy everyday without the wonderful blogs here.
One year of being a vegetarian!!
Awesome low calorie dessert! It’s only 40 calories, perfect for people that have a sweet tooth like me and extremely to make. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/meringue-cookies-forgotten-kisses-recipe/index.html
Fresh start tomorrow, time to get back on track.
- How can I prove this equation wrong? Any weekend diet tips especially when with friends?
Lets just not talk about today and my so called diet.
So day two is done! I have a net of 1,325 calories! I still had 25 left! But myfitnesspal is being weird telling me if I ate like this everyday I would gain 4 pounds… um okay then. So then myfitnesspal the less I eat the more I gain…? Sure… But good day also did my ab workout, now I just have to stick with it.
Just did my ab workout and figured to post what I do. I use the Nike Training Club app and use the quick start Ab Burner workout. It’s a 15 minute long strength exercise and it really works! So here it is:
1 minute of toe touches - lay on back with legs straight up in the air, reach up and touch toes
1 minute of Russian Twists - sit with back straight and legs and feet not touching the ground. Twist upper body back and forth
30 second Plank
1 minute of side planks - switch sides after 30 sec
1 minute of Crazy Ivans - In Russian twist position but with toes touching the ground the twist to floor then back up right, not all the way over from side to side like the Russian twist. Do 30 for one side then switch
Repeat 3 times then you have a quick ab workout!
I’m trying to stick with my calorie limit but I’m really hungry! So I’ve been eating a lot of clementines which are only 40 calories but that dose not fill me up. Anyone have any 100 calories or under snack ideas that are rather filling?
So I weighed 154.4 pounds ( I guess I am lighter then I originally thought) and was to have a net of 1,350… Well yeah I had a net of about 1,894. But I don’t feel to bad because it was my first day and now I now what to take out of my meals (peanut butter :( ) and what to replace some with. Tomorrow I am going to aim for 1,500. I know this is going to take time and patience so baby steps.
I was just plugging in what I had for lunch on myfitnesspal and saw peanut butter for 2 tbsp is 200 calories! 200! In one thing I put on my sandwich. I think I am just going to only put 1 tbsp on my sandwich now…