Monday, November 7, 2011

Clean Pizza!

Anyone have one of those swirly circular spinny things on the top of their roof? I think they are supposed to ventilate the attic? Well our swirly circular spinny thing and I are NOT friends this morning. We had a huge storm blow in last night starting at about 2:30am and that thing started making the loudest noise I've ever heard. Literally it sounded like someone plugged in a blender two inches away from my ear. Needless to say we didn't sleep at all after 2:30am which means I 'm cranky today! Ugh. It's amazing how much your strength is compromised after not getting a good night's rest. We did biceps today at the gym and we both felt so weak. We powered through and lifted heavy, but boooy it was a challenge. I'm currently praying to the wind gods to keep the wind away until we can get that dang thing fixed! After my foggy morning I realized my guest post is up on the Get In Shape Girls blog! If you think you'll have trouble sticking to clean eating during Thanksgiving, you should check out my tips... just click here :) 

This cold wintry weather tends to make people reach for more comfort food, and comfort food is typically not the best for you....BUT I have a solution! Over the weekend I tried a recipe that was posted on the LiveFit group page (by TONI CISNEROS) for pizza and it turned out really good. There's no rules about telling your boyfriend what the crust of his pizza is made out of, right? Hope not because the "crust" is actually made out of ground turkey, so it is really high in protein and low in carbs. (He didn't realize this til the last couple bites! Score!) I'm not sure that it would totally curb a pizza craving (since there is no grease or ranch!) but it was really easy to make and really yummy. 

Ingredients
- 1 package extra lean ground turkey
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 tsbp Italian seasoning 
- 1 tsp basil
- 2 egg whites
- Garlic to taste ( I used about a tsp of minced garlic)
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese (or more if you want :) ) 
- Clean tomato basil pasta sauce (Check out the one I used in my Lasagna
- Your favorite pizza toppings 



Directions 
1. Combine all ingredients except pasta sauce, toppings and cottage cheese in a large mixing bowl and mix with hands. 
2. If you have a pizza stone flatten your "crust" onto that, I just used a prepared cookie sheet and it came out just fine. 
3. Bake the crust at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove and turn heat up to 400 degrees. 
4. Spread the pasta sauce over the crust evenly, then spread on cottage cheese. Add your toppings and bake for 10 more minutes or until toppings are cooked. 


This will be a regular for Sunday Football lunch for sure! It keeps just fine for a couple days too... I'm eating the last piece as we speak type read? You get it. :)

23 comments:

  1. Funny you posted this, I was browsing cleaner pizza recipes today! I will certainly give this a try...but prob with ground chicken since for some reason i just cant make myself care for the turkey. But, I did happen to find one made with eggs/egg whites so I'mgoing to try that as well.:) thanks!
    Heather~

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  2. Let me know how the other one turns out, I'd love to try it!

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    1. how many servings does it make?

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  3. I just made your pizza!! It is amazing!! :) I am just curious if you have any idea what the macros for it are????

    My husband and I LOVE it!

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  4. So glad you like it... I had it for dinner last night and again for lunch today :) I don't know the macros exactly because it would depend on your toppings, your specific sauce etc. You can use a site like livestrong.com or myfitnesspal.com to calculate it based your your ingredients.

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  5. I have made this pizza in the past but my friend Toni gave me the recipe... She has been making this for a long time. How did you get her recipe?

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  6. She shared it with the livefit group!

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  7. Hey Glad you liked my pizza recipe and wanted to share the love, in the future if you could credit me personally I would LOVE that ;) ~ Just add my name to it ~ Toni Cisneros :) Thanks ~ Happy Holidays ;)

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    1. She did. "Over the weekend I tried a recipe that was posted on the LiveFit group page (by TONI CISNEROS) for pizza and it turned out really good.".... guess you didn't read it all.

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  8. Dumb questions Little B....do you brown the meat before you fashion into the crust?

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  9. No, you spread out the raw meat onto the baking sheet and then bake, then add your toppings.

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  10. "There's no rules about telling your boyfriend what the crust of his pizza is made out of, right? Hope not because the "crust" is actually made out of ground turkey, so it is really high in protein and low in carbs."

    - That's GREAT!! :) My wife has been making some fantastic "healthy" (and homemade) pizza for a while now, but we've been using mixed grain "brown" flour to make our crust; will have to try using ground chicken/turkey to make the base itself!

    You've got some great recipes on your site - especially the sphagetti and meatballs recipe. We make that too, only with a lot of cheese - but it's still a great one for that ONE day of the week when I'll pig out on just about anything I want to eat without worrying overly about the health factor - usually Sunday, but it depends.

    Cheers, and best of luck with that marketing job - can get hectic at the best of times!

    Rahul

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  11. OMG!!! this is brutal....I made your turkey meatloaf muffins, protein bars and this pizza all today.... I want to eat it all....
    The idea was to put some food in the fridge to make eating easier and to encourage my son to start working out with me... I don't think I'll have any problems convincing him the food is good.
    For the pizza I used my homemade habenaro salsa sauce... divine!

    Thanks for your commitment to health....I'm, 42, have four kids and am back on the bodybuilding track...28%BF and shrinking

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    1. This may sound ridiculous but how much would 1 package of extra lean ground turkey weigh? I'm in the UK and my local Tesco doesn't sell lean ground turkey and the package sizes vary greatly. I have a grinder and make my own, but I don't know what 1 pack would be equivalent to? I'd love to try this recipe over the weekend. Thanks in advance

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  12. You really should be crediting the people who actually created/wrote these recipes, it's very misleading

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    1. It very clearly states that the recipe was found in the LiveFit group... I went ahead and added "Toni Cicneros" there. If I were to have tried to pass it off as my own I could see how it would be misleading, but I didn't. Thanks for your comment!

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  13. Man, some people posting comments to this seem a bit jealous! You clearly credit the person who shared the recipe with you...it's not misleading at all! Thanks for sharing Little Bee. I tried this recipe tonight. I love reading the recipes you've tried, looking at your pictures of your recipes and reading through some of your tips. Thank you and keep sharing!

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  14. Hi B! I made this tonight and it was awesome. I didn't have cottage cheese, so I just made it without and sprinkled a little bit of Parmesan on top. So good! Thanks for sharing the recipe from your FB group!

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  15. Wow, looks like a few of those people were being big B's, if you know what I mean.

    Thanks for sharing great recipes!

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  16. This recipe has been a big hit in my refuses to eat healthy food family!! My hubby even requests it :) I am gonna try making the crust this next time more like gyro meat where you grind it more in a food processer so it becomes more like a paste I think it may be more of a crust like texture rather than ground meat

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  17. Just made this recipe... delicious!

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  18. So the raw meat is part of the crust correct ? Not a topping

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  19. Yes, the meat is the crust. I made it the other day and it was good! I wasn't sure if my husband was going to like it, but he did! I didn't use the Italian seasoning - instead I used oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Will definitely make this again! Thanks B!

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