Starting Out & Change
When I first started learning about being healthy I was, admittedly, a bit overwhelmed. It seemed as if there was a “bad” way of doing things and a “good” way. If you just go to the local bookstore you’ll see shelves upon shelves of weight loss books, healthy recipe books, and personal development books – all claiming to be the “right” way.
And as I read a lot of these books I started to learn that there was no single way to health that everyone agreed on.
In fact, most of the stuff I was reading contradicted each other. One book would talk about eating a high protein diet and the next would cover how being vegan was the only way. Some books talked about doing a lot of cardio while others talked about focusing more on lifting weights.
Over time I’ve come to realize that the thing that helps people most often is small change over time. To over haul one’s life sounds great at first, but it rarely lasts. It’s hard to break all the unhealthy habits we have at a single point in time.
One of my favorite things to change is making yummy foods that tend to be on the unhealthy side … a bit healthier.
One of my favorites is pizza.
I love pizza. I can eat it daily, but my waistline would not be very happy with me. That’s why one little change I made was making cauliflower crust pizza instead of a traditional crust.
Here’s a crust recipe that I use often and that I thought you might enjoy. I like to add a little basil pesto as my sauce and roasted veggies as toppings.
Makes four 6-inch pizzas
Preparation time: 45 to 60 minutes
- medium head cauliflower, trimmed and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Make the crust: Steam the cauliflower until tender. Cool and then pulse in a food processor until it resembles couscous. Pour the cauliflower into a strainer, then press out the excess moisture. Mix the cauliflower with the remaining crust ingredients. Divide into four mounds and press each into a 6-inch circle on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit about 15 minutes.
Prepare and add any toppings that you want and bake until the cheese is melted.
Not only is this an easy change to make, but it still allows me to feel like I have a life and can enjoy things I really love.
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