Friday, September 14, 2012

Clean Eating Cauliflower Chicken Pizza

I know I've been talking about yoga a lot this week, and I promise this is the last time- but I had a little epiphany last night. The reason I think I like it so much is because I'm not that good at it! It isn't second nature to me, so every time I go in I have to really concentrate on what I'm doing and give 100% effort. It is SO nice to have a new goal to work toward. It makes me super frustrated when B can do Eagle pose and wrap his foot around his calf, and I can't do it! A little friendly competition never hurt anyone :) Okay no more yoga talk (for now) time to move on to a great dinner recipe! 



Ingredients (crust)
3/4 head of cauliflower, riced
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 egg whites
2 tsp italian spices
1 tsp garlic powder



Toppings:(Optional)
2 thin sliced chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into small strips
Turkey pepperoni
1/4 onion
Marinara sauce (I love Monte Bene)
Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
2 Roma Tomatoes, sliced
Cottage cheese OR low-fat Mozzarella cheese, shredded



Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Rice cauliflower in food processor and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
3. Place rest of ingredients for crust in a bowl and mix with your hands.
4. Place crust on cookie sheet, and using a spatula flatten until you have one thin layer.
5. Bake crust for 20 minutes or until the outsides begin to brown.
6. Add desired toppings and cook 12-15 additional minutes.

Keep in mind, this isn't bread so it's not going to rise, and it's not going to be as sturdy as bread (mine fell apart a little). For the cheese on our pizza, I did half mozzarella and half cottage cheese. I didn't try the cheesy side (obviously) but B said both sides tasted great, so it's really up to you! 

Have you ever started something new and weren't great at it, but loved it for the challenge? 

5 comments:

  1. Yum! This is such a simple recipe for cauliflower pizza. I've been meaning to try it but I've never gotten around to it. It definitely looks good!

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  2. That is definitely me with any new workout class I do! And I love the recipe and will try it this weekend.
    How did you season your chicken?

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    1. Just with garlic powder, onion powder and a little salt and pepper

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  3. Looks delicious! I finally started experimenting with cauliflower crusts the last few weeks, so good! Following you on pinterest now, too. :)

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  4. i also love yoga even though i'm not good at it. some people are just naturally more flexible :( but its fun!

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