When I tell people how I recommend that they eat most of the time (REAL FOOD, mostly veggies and meat), one of the biggest hesitations that I hear is "What about Pizza?!" I know pizza has become a staple in America with 3 billion sold each year (that means 350 slices are consumed across the country every second of every day!).
One of the reasons I love having people eat REAL FOOD is that it seems to lead to sending your body real signals of how hungry or full you are. I know for me, when I do eat "traditional pizza," I can (and do) eat A TON of pizza. It takes lots of will power for me to not overindulge. When I'm eating meats and veggies, I don't have this problem!
So is pizza totally out on this real food diet? In our house, we enjoy eating cauliflower crust pizza or Meatza with a Meat crust (topped with lots of veggies) a few times a month!
- 1 pound of ground beef (grassfed/pasture raised is best)
- 1 pound of ground pork (pasture raised is best)
- 1 TBSP Dried Oregano
- 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
- 1Tsp Dried Rosemary
- 1TBSP dried Basil
- 2 Eggs
Toppings (This is just one option- feel free to top however you like!)
- 1 cup (or more)Tomato Sauce Try to find a good one without a lot of added ingredients. (Side rant- I don’t know who ever decided it was OK to add high fructose to tomato sauce - it’s already plenty sweet!)
- 1 can of artichoke hearts
- 2 Sliced tomatoes
- 1 Onion
- Mushrooms (4 oz)
- 1 TBSP coconut oil (to saute veggies)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix meat, eggs, and spices in a large bowl
- On a large pan, make a thin layer of the meat "crust" (about 1 cm thick). Spread to the edges of the pan
- Bake the meat "crust" for 15 minutes.
- While meat is baking, saute onions and peppers in coconut oil on the stove top.
- When onions are translucent, add in the artichoke hearts and mushrooms.
- When timer for crust goes off, remove it from oven. If it looks greasy, blot off the excess grease with paper towels.
- Spread a layer of tomato sauce and the sauted veggies on the meat
- Add sliced tomatoes on top
- Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes
- Slice and Enjoy!!
Note: these are the toppings I used. Use any toppings you like! Don't let the recipe scare you because you aren't a fan of artichokes or can't eat green peppers.