My body hates pizza.
I have been off Whole30 for a couple of weeks now and have had, in small doses only, beer, wine, cheese, peanut butter, other legumes and sugar,but not that much just cause I haven’t felt like it and also it so I might as well keep that habit going. None of these items have effected my weight or the way I felt. Then, I had pizza. … I still felt very full the next morning. I weighed myself and to my horror, gained 7 lbs. I only lost two pounds through this whole process … one in the thirty days and one more following. So?? I am never eating bread again!! Okay, this is a lie and I do not believe in absolute statements, but I am going to try and stay away from bread as much as I can. It’s just not worth it and so, I therefore, went on a quest to find pizza alternatives sans bread. I am not really into the idea of gluten free crust even though I have never tried it. I have no basis for this opinion other than I just feel like it’s not the healthiest alternative.
Moving along, I found several inspirational websites such as Empowered Sustenance, Bustle and Hella Wella. And, learned that pizza can be made on zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant, cauliflower (I feel like this is probably a tad bit tricky), spaghetti squash and the list goes on. This evening I attempted pizza on portabella mushrooms … it was so fantastic, easy and fun. Even though, there are several recipes online, I just went to Acme and picked up what I felt looked good.My ingredients:
- Olive oil (not shown)
- Sweet sausage
- Portabella mushrooms
- Goat Cheese
- Colby Cheese and Pepper Jack Cheese in the form of string cheese. This happened because I initially was only going to use goat cheese, but then decided that was taking away from the pizza feel and i had turned my meal into bruschetta. So, I ran down the block to Wawa and got the only cheese there i could melt.
Here is another finished product picture. Still not that good, but better … sort of. Regardless, I am beyond thrilled on how this turned out …. the meal was delicious, satisfying and light 🙂 Plus, there is plenty of left overs for a scramble in the morning.
And finally, this is me with the food…..
I took this picture with the intent to send it to John Paul to demonstrate how I was cleaning as I cook. However, after taking the photo, I discovered it does not look like I am trying to clean as I go at all. My kitchen is a mess!! So, I kept this to myself.