Muscle Building Pizza

Posted by Daniel Aipa on 06/17/2012
Jun 172012

I’m a foodie. I love to eat, but at the same time I’m also interested in healthy choices.  I’m not going to lie, when people think of eating healthy they quickly see salads, chicken breasts – boring bland food with no taste.

Like mentioned before - I’m a foodie. I enjoy cooking as much as eating, and working out to get shredded.  So with that combination I always look for healthy recipes or experiment with a few ingredients. Sometimes I come across total failures where I can’t throw it away because I don’t waste food so I eat it anyways, crying. Not proud moments. Then there are moments where it’s like food porn – hey, it’s healthy!

One of the biggest things that I crave is – pizza. The cheesiness, meatiness, tomato-ness and the rest of the nesses. What makes it even worse for me? Pizza Hut is right across from where I live and I walk pass it every time I go to the market which is very frequent.  But then I came across this recipe and it filled my craving for pizza and want for a healthy lifestyle.  Enter the genius: Chris Shugart, writer and editor for T-Nation.

He was kind enough to share his recipe for a Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe and a promise to “eat pizza and lose fat anyway.”

1 head cauliflower
1 whole egg
1 egg white
Half cup of grated parmesan cheese (I used reduced fat)
1 cup fat free mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tbsp of oregono

1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2.  Steam cauliflower until soft. Mash in bow with a fork or potato smasher. Try to get out as much water as possible.
3.  Combine mashed cauliflower with rest of ingredients and form it into a “dough ball” and again squeeze it dry.

thanks Mr. Shugart for a much better picture than mine

4.  Spray a pizza pan with Pam and form dough into a round crust
5.  Bake from 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned
6.  Take crust out of oven and top with a low sugar pasta sauce, fat free cheese, and any other toppings you feel like putting on.  (I made mine with chicken, onions, roma tomatoes, and fat-free mozzarella cheese.)
7. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted and everything is heated and cooked the way you like it.

my two pizza pies

Just ONE thing you may find wrong about this recipe….

The crust won’t hold up like your normal pizza, but it looks the part!  Get over it.

You won’t be able to stop eating this pie.  So just grab a fork and have at it.  There’s nothing like feasting guilt free.  To be honest with you, I ate a whole pan in one sitting – a proud moment.  And, although I ate the whole thing I just imagined what I would have felt like if I ate a whole pizza from the Hut.

Special Thanks:

Thanks to Chris Shugart for sharing this awesome recipe.  I’m not a big fan of cauliflower BUT it’s pizza!



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