The way you eat should be a decision you make based on your desired quality of life. Read that again.
People I coach often ask me: “Can I eat (fill in the blank)?”.News flash: You can eat whatever you want. Truthfully, I answer about 95% of questions when coaching with “It depends.”
What is your goal? Where are you at right now? What is most important for you? Your ideal way of eating is not my ideal way of eating, and the best way to figure out what the best way is for YOU is not only through trial and error but through asking yourself the right questions.
Can you eat Pizza? Well, that depends. Are you trying to lose weight or improve your health? Or are you at a healthy weight AND experience almost zero health problems? If you are overweight and/or have health issues, AND (perhaps the most important part) if those things are affecting your quality of life, then no, eating pizza is not a good choice. 🥺
Alternatively, you can learn to make things in ways that are less likely to trigger weight gain & health problems, like this amazing LOW-CARB & GRAIN-FREE PIZZA 😍.
Here’s how you make the crust, it’s super easy I promise…
- 1.5 cup of shredded mozzarella (I used lactose free cheese)
- 2 tbsp of cream cheese
- 3/4 cup of almond flour
- 1 cup of water
- 1 egg ( beaten)
- Preheat oven to 425f and have all your pizza toppings ready.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, place mozza and cream cheese and microwave for about a minute and a half.
- Stir well to mix the cheeses.
- Add in almond flour and beaten egg and stir to combine.
- Use your hands to knead the dough into a ball, adding a sprinkle more of flour if dough is too sticky.
- Place dough ball between 2 large pieces of parchment paper and roll into a 10 inch pizza crust.
- Remove the top piece of parchment and place on a pizza pan. poke small holes through dough with a fork.
- Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and top with desired ingredients.
We made one meat lover, which had a rich tomato sauce, genoa salami, thick bacon pieces and sauteed grass-fed ground beef, with mozzarella, pecorino cheese and fresh oregano.
And one pesto, which had an almond & basil pesto (you can find the recipe here), some prosciutto, thick bacon pieces, sauteed mushrooms & onions, with mozzarella and pecorino cheese. This one was my personal favorite.
We enjoyed this with our favourite caesar salad, which you can find just one post down from this one.