Recipes

Cauliflower Pizza (CBR)

(Original Post: March 6th 2016)
7077802.jpgFIRST AND FOREMOST: happy birthday to my cat! My little baby is 3 years old today. It kills me as she gets older because I worry she’ll end up getting sick of something far too soon and Lord knows I would be a mess. I’m buying her some catnip today to celebrate 🙂
I had quite the day yesterday.
I went downtown to participate in the “Shamrock Shuffle” (a bar crawl in Milwaukee)… and I was asleep by 2:30pm. I AM OLD.
I drank far too much far too early on and it caught up to me. Oh well. On the plus side, I feel like a million bucks today! I woke up at 7:30 and started meal prepping. My laundry is almost done and the house is clean. It’s 11am. I’d call that a productive morning to say the least.
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For meal prep this week, I planned out everything. Typically I don’t meal prep snacks or dinner, but last week I realized I should really start doing that. Usually when I get home from work/the gym I’m too tired to make anything so I snack. And I don’t necessarily snack on healthy items. So I made some harboiled eggs, I portioned out some veggies and hummus, I roasted some chickpeas – hopefully that helps!
Lunches this week are going to consist of some Cauliflower Pizza (recipe to follow), salads and fish. Breakfasts are my egg muffins – with turkey bacon and feta cheese. I also portioned out some cottage cheese just to make my life easier in the morning.
I hate cauliflower pizza. I have tried 3 times to make it (today being the 4th) and I am never successful. I cannot get the crust to be hard enough to where it can actually be eaten like a pizza. I tried REALLY hard today to make it happen but it’s still pretty flimsy. This time I made a chicken bacon ranch version, without cheese. I didn’t have any pepperoni (my usual go to) and the only cheese I had was cheddar … I thought that was a bit weird for a pizza so I just skipped the cheese all together. Anyway, here’s the recipe:

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1 Medium sized head of cauliflower
1 large egg
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
100g chicken (I grilled mine and chopped it up)
1 cup baby spinach
.25 cup diced tomato
2 slices turkey bacon (cooked and chopped)
1 Tbsp fat free ranch dressing​

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
​Start by throwing your cauliflower in the food processor ( I actually used my Nutribullet for this and it worked pretty well). This is the tricky part – you have to “dry” it out. I took a lot of time doing this today and I thought it would help with the moisture but it didn’t as much as I wanted it to. I laid it all out on the counter and just dabbed it with paper towel until most of the moisture was gone. Then mix the cauliflower with the egg, oregano and garlic powder. You’ll then want to spread this out onto parchment paper, put on a cookie sheet and bake it. 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.I tested this a bunch, I originally only planned on having it in the oven for 10 minutes but it wasn’t even close to crispy then. After 20 minutes it was pretty close, but yet I still had my doubts.

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Then you simply top the pizza with your ingredients and put it back in the oven.

I cooked it for an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees, just enough to where everything seemed to be gettin a little crispy.

It’s not bad. It’s actually pretty delicious, but it’s definitely not crispy crust like I was attempting to do.
OH WELL. I gave it a fair chance, again.
I set the serving size to 3; 2 slices per serving. The macros came out to be:

131 calories, 5g of fat, 15g protein, 8g carbs.

Not too shabby to kill a pizza craving!

Now it’s time to work on some homework for my Health Coach Certification.

Happy Sunday, ya’ll!

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