First off I would like apologize for missing my last blog. I honestly am not sure how I did it except to say life got carried away on me.
Out with the old, in with the new. This is what I finally decided to do with my scale. After having different weight readings each day and feeling very frustrated I decided to buy a new one. The only bummer about a new scale is that it is more accurate so of course my weight is higher than it had been. I decided that this is fine. I want an accurate measurement and we will start fresh and move on from here.
I still very much like my menu plans but have found I am not as consistent with them as when I first started. This along with the new scale will be a turning point for me. I am still very committed to gaining health and energy so I will get back to the basics as they say and move forward.
With achieving the 10,000 steps on a daily basis now I am feeling more energetic so I know my body is making adjustments. Just changing where I park at work and taking the long way around the parking lot has been really helped with this. I am constantly surprise at how little changes can really add up. My measurements are getting better and I am loosing inches so I know my body is changing.
This last week we tried a recipe for cauliflower pizza crust. Most people know I am a pizza junkie, good or bad I love the stuff. I tried this recipe and was pleasantly amazed at how good it was. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
· ½ head cauliflower (about 2 cups riced)
· 1 clove garlic, minced
· 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
· 1 egg, beaten
· 1 teaspoon basil
· 1 teaspoon oregano
1. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
2. Prep a cookie sheet or pizza stone by grease it with oil. You can grease the cookie sheet or use greased aluminum foil. It will stick if you don't grease it properly!! (I used a Pampered Chef baking stone, and made sure to spray it before putting on the crust.
3. Remove the stems and leaves from your cauliflower and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor (I used my Vitamix) and pulse just until the texture is similar to rice. If you don't have a food processor or Vitamix, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater or chop it.
4. Sauté cauliflower "rice" in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook until translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes. (You can use the microwave for this as well. Just place cauliflower in an uncovered microwave-safe bowl and cook for 8 minutes.)
5. In a bowl combine the cooked cauliflower with all remaining ingredients.
6. Spread dough out evenly over foil (or stone) - about ¼ to ⅓ of an inch thick. The pizza should be about 9-10 inches in diameter.
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
8. Remove the crust from the oven.
Recipe from Eatbirdfood.com
I am forty-seven years old and overweight. Food is where I find comfort - happy or sad…it does not matter. What I really want is to learn how to use my own strength and confidence to handle situations, not food! I have decided to make a commitment, a commitment to being healthy! Join me in this journey to good health, as I blog about my successes and struggles along the way. Each week I will share with you my ups and downs, recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, workout ideas and more. Join me on my “Quest to be the Best.”