One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to lose ten pounds. I wanted to do this last year when I discovered that I no longer fit into my shorts. Well, I still don't fit into my shorts. BUT, I am working with a group of 11 others and am actually seeing some results! I was mid-week, week one, when I got discouraged because I was busting my butt and not losing any weight. Yes, it was early, but I had a goal for myself to lose at least 1½ pounds each week and it wasn't happening. My mom advised me to lay off the carbs. Carbs really are my downfall... But, following her advice, I started to see the number on the scale drop!
I was looking around Pinterest to find some low-carb recipes and came across a girl that had made a pizza crust out of cauliflower! I wanted to give it a shot because my family was hungry for pizza and, well, I didn't want to be tempted by that doughy crust :o)
First, using a cheese grater, I grated the cauliflower. I thought this would be difficult, but it was really very easy!
Next, I mixed all of the ingredients together. I just sprinkled the Italian seasoning until it looked like enough. You can use any type of herb or spice to give your crust a unique flavor. Because I was going to make a pizza with a red sauce, I figured I couldn't go wrong with an Italian seasoning!
After everything is mixed together well, I pressed the mixture onto a greased baking sheet.
Then, I baked the crust for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
When the crust was done baking, I cut it into four pieces. My family was having their pizza on crescent dough, so I just put the remaining pieces in the freezer to save for another day!
Finally, I topped my crust with pizza sauce, grilled chicken chunks (pre-cooked), red pepper slices, onion slices, diced green pepper, and a little more mozzarella cheese. I baked it on the same tray as the crescent pizzas for about 11-13 minutes at 375 degrees and they came out perfect!
This was the BEST pizza I have ever had, homemade or restaurant. There was so much flavor and it didn't taste like cauliflower at all! I can't wait until my family requests pizza again :o)
In case you were wondering, after one week, I am down 2 pounds! I'm on my way to fitting back into those stinkin' shorts!!
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