Delicious Paleo Pizza
Making the Pizza Crust
I made a Paleo Pizza a couple of weeks ago. The crust was made from almond meal and coconut flour. It was not a big hit. My husband wouldn't even try it. He didn't like the smell of it cooking.
I made another attempt at finding a non-wheat crust to make a pizza with.
I am not sure that all the ingredients work for all Paleo eaters since it includes dairy. If you don't eat dairy then this recipe isn't for you.
This pizza crust is made with cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, garlic granules, and black pepper.
I knew this one was going to go over better. My husband was upstairs when I was making it. He came down when it was done and said, "What are you cooking? It smells good!"
The recipe which has the ingredients for the crust came from a Pinterest board. The board is ABJ and is located on her low carb. Her recipe is named No Crust Pizza.
I put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mixed with a mixer.
Baking the pizza crust
Adding the toppings
I did not use the toppings listed on the recipe. I had leftover toppings from my other Paleo Pizza. I had purchased organic toppings and no added sugar pizza sauce. The ham is uncured.
I started with the pizza sauce.
Then I added sliced mushrooms, artichokes, ham and cherry tomatoes from my garden. I cut up the ingredients and spread them over the pizza sauce.
Eating the pizza
I put some mozzarella cheese on it for him. He decided to remove the artichokes. He really liked it. He said the crust melted in his mouth, but it was good.
I had some and I thought it was great. My son got some later and he really liked it.
This is a pizza with no wheat that I could feed to my husband. I would probably have to put more meat ingredients on a pizza for him. He really prefers different toppings. He didn't complain about the mushrooms and tomatoes, which surprised me.
THIS CRUST WAS A HIT!
So, I have found a crust that we would be able to use and allow my family to eat pizza together sometimes. I probably would need to stay with one or possible two small pieces.
I found a similar recipe to make bread so you could have an occasional sandwich. I am hoping to get my husband to give up wheat and sugar. I need to give him some alternatives or he will not be interested.
Lynda, a blogger friend of mine has a pizza crust which is made with guam gar that she highly recommends. I may have to try it at a later date. She has several other Paleo recipes on this page so you might want to take a look.
Is Pizza Paleo Junk Food?
There are some bloggers that feel like making imitation wheat products is not good. We all have to make the choices that we can live with. If making imitation allows me to get my husband eating better so that he feels like he is not giving up everything then I am going to find the best recipes that I can. My weight loss might slow down a little, I can live with that. I can have an occasional imitation wheat treat and allow me to never feel cheated and make this a lifetime change. One of the worst things you can do is allow yourself to feel deprived. Being deprived, causes binges.
I make no guarantees that every recipe I share is certified Paleo. I find recipes that meet the requirements as I know them. I am not a nutritionist.
I am reading the book, The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain, Ph.D.