Monday, January 14, 2013

A Weekend of Firsts!

Well, this weekend was a weekend of firsts. On Friday night, Kyle and I stayed in and I made my first cauliflower crust pizza. Before you start asking how I could "ruin" an American favorite, I will tell you that it tasted just like pizza!! It wasn't quite as crispy as I had hoped, but the flavor were all there. Even my pizza loving husband thought it was great!

Another first... I managed to go into Sports Authority without buying anything! Huge win for me. I also managed to go to the beautiful Nike store downtown and walked out with NOTHING. Let me tell you, it took everything out of my to not pick up a new pair of running spandex, but I resisted the urge.  I hope my bank account is happy because it sure made me sad.
I will be buying these ASAP
I'm sure you're wondering why I would do such a thing, I'm asking myself that too. Basically I did it because I just made a hefty payment to get my health coach certification. That is a priority for now, but thankfully I work right down the street from the Nike store so I will be venturing out within the next month to get those adorable running spandex!

Anyway, back to this pizza. You have to give it a try! It is a great low carb version and if you put the right toppings on and limit the cheese it's pretty healthy. I would not recommend eating the entire pizza in one setting because there is a bit of cheese in the crust, but eat a couple pieces and a large salad and you are set for veggies.

                                                                Cauliflower Crust Pizza
                                                             Inspired by The Lighter Side


1 Head or 2 Cups of Cauliflower Riced (processed in the food processor until it looks like rice)
2 C Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Clove Garlic, minced
2 tsp Dried Oregeno

Pizza Sauce of Choice
Roasted Eggplant
Sauteed Onions and Peppers
Mozzarella Cheese


1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
2. In a large bowl, combine all of your crust ingredients. Mix well until they are all combined.
3. Form two 9'  pizza crusts on a sprayed baking sheet. Press down until they are about 1 inch in thickness.
4. Bake for 12-15 Minutes
5. Top with your desired toppings and bake for another 10 minutes. **

**If  you really load on the ingredients, it will be hard to pick up your pizza without having the crust break. If you prefer a lot of toppings, just eat it with a fork, and you will be just fine.


  1. I might try this. The pictures look so good!

  2. Thanks Melody! It is delicious, and always great when it's guilt free:)

  3. Yum, the pizza looks delish! I've never tried anything like that.

    My husband and I make our own bread in a dutch over (SUPER easy. We haven't bought bread in months and months), so I use the dough for pizza as well. Right now we're using organic wheat flour & dark rye flour, plus water, yeast and a splash of salt. So tasty, and SO much better for you.

    On another note, what health coach certification are you doing? I've started browsing some cert options, but I'm not sure I fit as a nutritionist or personal trainer. Just curious about yours!

    1. Your pizza dough sounds awesome too! I'll have to give it a try. In regards to my coaching certification, I am doing mine through ACE. They have a really great program. I also on the bridge of whether or not I want to be a nutritionist or personal trainer, so I thought this was a great blend. I figured I'd go with PT next or go back to school to become a dietitian. It's always a journey!