It’s Friday!!! Woo hoo!!! I feel like this week has been never ending.
Yesterday was my first real day of OBGYN. We had a clinic day which means I spent the morning and afternoon seeing patients in the clinic. There was quite a variety of things to see yesterday! Some endometriosis, some vaginal lesions, some cancers, some abnormal uterine bleeding- it was a good learning day! Ironically, I didn’t see a single pregnant person.
Early yesterday morning I got in a quick jog on my treadmill while reading a bit. Then it was breakfast time! I mixed greek yogurt, a little oatmeal, walnuts, and strawberries- it was heaven!
Then it was off to clinic. It was so nice to actually get a lunch break yesterday! I packed my lunch and was able to sit and relax for 30 whole minutes! Crazy! I am out of turkey and so my wrap was veggies only yesterday- but still delicious!!
I also packed an orange and forgot a napkin. You should have seen the juicy mess I made on my face before I ran to the bathroom to get a paper towel. I am a mess.
We finished with clinic around 4 and so I was home before 5! Love that. I was starving and so dinner was immediately heated up. It was so sad to have my last personal pizza I made on Monday- these things are so good!!
This pizza recipe was born out of necessity and seeing a similar recipe from Kiersten.
Do you ever have days where you really crave something for dinner but then you think “no, I haven’t had enough protein/veggies/grains/whatever today, and so I really should make X instead”. I do that all the time. I will want a high carb dinner but then look back on my day and realize I had oatmeal for breakfast, rice or bread or a tortilla for lunch, and a ton of fruit. Then I tell myself I really need more protein and veggies and so I shouldn’t have my desired carb heavy dinner.
That happened on Monday when I really wanted pizza. Now, I’m always one for moderation- so if I was truly craving pizza I would make sure to have some that weekend or with Kyle or whatever. No restriction here! But in this case, I just wanted something warm and cheesy and pizza tasting. But my healthy mind didn’t want to overdose on carbs that day.
So the No-Carb Healthy Pizza was born! Personal pizza I might add…
The crust is made from…. ready?
- 1 package (1 lb) ground lean chicken breast
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 egg white
- 1 TBS oregano
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp red chili flakes (more or less depending on how hot you like it)
- Marinara sauce (I use Newman’s Own)
- Cheese (for personal pizzas I used 1 babybell light cheese- 50 calories in one)
- Veggie toppings of your choice
Mix ground chicken, almond flour, egg white, and spices in a large bowl until fully incorporated.
Take 1/4 mix and round it into a ball. Flatten into pizza crust shape. Do this with your hands- I thought I could flatten it with wax paper and this is what happened:
Don’t do that- that’s gross.
Place on skillet on medium heat (spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray first). Cook for about 3 minutes on one side and flip. Allow each side to brown until chicken is fully cooked.
Repeat with remaining “dough”.
Top each pizza with sauce, cheese, and toppings. Place in oven under 400F until cheese is melted and veggies softened.
Makes 4 servings
**I kept the other 3 cooked pizza “crusts” in the fridge and topped them each individually before I ate them. But I’m sure you could make all 4 at once and then warm them up in the microwave when you want to eat them.
Do you ever eat something else for dinner because of what you ate that day?
Do you LOVE pizza? I do!!