How to Make the Easiest Low Carb Pizza

This isn’t my first rodeo in the realm of Low Carb Pizza – specifically Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

Easy Low Carb Pizza by TheNewLighterLife.com

Seriously…ricing the cauliflower…steaming it…straining it, no thanks. And in the end, it just falls apart and tastes like kaka, (okay apparently kaka is literally poop – that’s going a bit far).

But what if I told you this pizza is the easiest to make and most delicious low carb pizza you’ll ever eat?!  In fact, it’s so good we’ve had  6 times in the past 7 days. Goodness…I LOVE variety but this is to die for!

Cauliflower for Low Carb Pizza

There are just 3 ingredients in this pizza. It doesn’t need salt. And the cauliflower – don’t you dare precook it or mess with straining the water out of it! Read again, DO NOT PRECOOK the cauliflower, (that was always my least favorite part anyway).

Blendtec Low Carb Pizza Cauliflower Prep

This recipe originally came from Dr. Berg, (who by the way has some fascinating health information). I watched how he made his pizza on a YouTube video but this puppy needs to be in a print version.  Head over there if you’d like to see him demo the pizza.

Blended Cauliflower for Low Carb Pizza

Here is the recipe…

Low Carb Pizza (Cauliflower Crust)

Note:

Serves 3  (it’s very filling)

Approximate nutritional info per serving  is for the crust only: 114 calories, 6g fat, 2g net carbs, 10g protein

Ingredients:
  • 2 c. cauliflower, uncooked and shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. mozzarella cheese
Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. To prepare the pizza pan, cut a piece of parchment paper to fit inside the rim of the pizza pan.

Low Carb Pizza Pan Prep

In order to get the 2 cups of cauliflower, process cauliflower in food processor, cheese shredder, or mixer. (I use the mixer)  Measure out 2 cups of shredded cauliflower and place it in a medium-sized bowl.

Shredded Cauliflower Low Carb Pizza

Add 2 eggs and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese to the bowl of shredded cauliflower. Mix well.

Low Carb Pizza Mixture

Pour the mixture into the pan and press it evenly and flat.

Low Carb Pizza Dough

Unbaked Low Carb Pizza

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Baked Low Carb Pizza Crust

Remove and top with pizza sauce, toppings, and cheese.

Low Carb Pizza with Sauce

Unbaked Low Carb Pizza

Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Easy Low Carb Pizza by TheNewLighterLife.com

 

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Low Carb Pizza Recipe

Low Carb Loaded Baked Faux-tato Casserole

I’m really excited to get to share this Low Carb Loaded Baked Faux-Tato Casserole!  I’m an Irish girl and I LOVE potatoes but they are not always conducive to my eating plan.  But I promise, you won’t even miss the potatoes in my revamped casserole.  (if you’re into potatoes, you can find the original recipe, here)

For today, I give you…

low carb baked potato casseroleLoaded Baked Faux-Tato Casserole

Serves 6

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut up into florets
  • 1 lb. ground beef, browned
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 c. bacon, cooked and cut up
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1/2 pkg ranch dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place the cut up cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, cover loosely, and microwave on high for 4 minutes.  Drain cauliflower of all the water and place it and the cooked beef into an ungreased 9X13-inch pan.

In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, onion powder, bacon, butter and dressing.

Gently toss sour cream mixture with beef and cauliflower.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.   Sprinkle with cheese the last 10 minutes of baking.

Approx. nutrition info per serving:  574 calories, 46g fat, 4g net carbs, 35g protein.

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Loaded Baked Faux Tato Casserole

Kicked Up Steak Rub

I LOVE a good steak but this kicked up steak rub recipe is so yummy and spicy – it’ll knock your socks off! But before I go there…

Somehow almost a whole year has passed since I posted to this blog! That was one serious hiatus!

Good news is…it’s over!!  And I’m back to regular posting.

Spicy Steak Rub SeasoningKicked Up Steak Rub

For my celebratory post back, I’m sharing with you our very favorite steak rub.  We used to eat steaks out at restaurants, but this rub is so good, I rarely even want a restaurant steak anymore.  This is far better than some of the upscale steaks we’ve had out.  It’s our absolute favorite!  I got this from a friend years ago, and we’ve made it ever since!

It is fantastic!
It is tasty!
It will kick you in the hiney!

Spicy Steak Rub

My kids, who do not like spicy foods, even like this rub but I use less rub for their steak.
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Note:

Adjust the amount of the rub to you preference.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander

Directions:

Mix the spices in a bowl.  Sprinkle mixture over steak. Rub the seasoning into the steak. Flip, repeat for the other side.  Grill steaks according to your preferences.

Spicy Steak Rub Recipe

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Kicked Up Steak Rub Recipe

 

Grain Free Rollup Pancakes

I’m so excited to share my grain free rollup pancake recipe with you today! We’ve been working hard at finding foods that are kid-friendly AND grain free. Today I have a winner!

I found this recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. They looked so good but had flour in them. I decided to make them as directed on the site and then I got to experimenting. (If you’re not concerned about grains, the recipe linked above is EXCELLENT!)

Grain Free Rollup Pancakes ~ Kid Friendly

My Grain Free Rollup Pancakes

I made a few tweaks to Mel’s recipe by incorporating buttermilk, butter, stevia, and coconut flour. YUM!!!! My kids didn’t even bat an eye when I gave them my grain free version! Win! I tasted both, one after the other, and the only thing I noticed about the different versions is that my grain free ones have an ever so slightly different taste. (if you’ve ever eaten coconut flour pancakes, you’ll recognize the flavor.) By no means, is the coconut flour overpowering though.

Our New Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

The versatility of this recipe is the beauty of it! Since we aren’t really doing bread anymore and I love that the texture of these pancakes is perfect for filling and rolling up. In fact, I gave my Eva a peanut butter and jelly rollup using the leftover pancakes and she gobbled it right down. Yay for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches being back on the lunch menu!

Grain Free Rollup Pancakes ~ Kid Friendly ~ Stacked

Grain Free Rollup Pancake Recipe

  • 1 c. lowfat cottage cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. buttermilk (can also add small splash of vinegar to regular milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 teeny tiny scoop of pure stevia extract

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in the blender. Turn blender on and process until smooth; the batter will be very thin.  Let batter rest for 5 minutes.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat or 400 degrees.

Pour batter onto hot and well buttered skillet and cook for about 1 minute.  The batter will not bubble or puff up like regular batter so turn after the edges are set.  Turn gently (these are more delicate than regular pancakes).

Grain Free Rollup Pancakes Cooking

Remove from griddle when cooked on the other side.

These can be served as regular pancakes or with filling and rolled up.  The texture of these is very moist, especially for grain-free and coconut flour.  Filling and so delicious!!!

 

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