Hi everyone, and HAPPY Friday!!!! So my hubby and I are literally just starting the PALEO diet, and have a question.
Friday nights are ALWAYS pizza nights...and not sure we can suddenly just quit it. Any words of advise/any alternatives??
Many thanks everyone---hope you all enjoy the weekend !!! Tricia
Try making a meatza! It's an awesome way to get a ton of protein in and also have a pizza-ish meal.
pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F
mix ingredients in ratio of: 1lb ground meat 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 egg italian spices to taste (I eyeball this. Use Italian Spices or Oregano, Parsley, Basil and others) Salt and pepper to taste.
Flatten out on a baking sheet and place in oven for 10 minutes.
Drain the excess fat, or store if grass fed beef (as tallow)
Put on toppings
Broil until toppings are good to go.
Om nom nom...
You can pick a new food that becomes your Friday tradition. Pizza is one of my #1 missed food. I thought of getting one and scraping the toppings off the ditching the crust, but I decided it's better to just avoid it.
Tradition is never a valid reason to continue a bad habit.
our pizza night was monday- you pay the time you call and we called it "recession pizza night" and got together with some neighborhood people with kids the same age every week. after paleo, i called monday a cheat day and would eat the pizza, then i would have just one slice on mondays, then i just started to order a big salad with steak tips on it and got pizza for the kids. now we dont do it at all, but get together with those same people and just cook dinner.
These sort of questions are understandable but they remind me of vegetarians who spend their lives looking for meat-a-like dishes. My advice is get tough and make a new paleo friendly dish your Friday night special.
Meatza! You can experiment with recipes and what you like, but here's a good place to start: http://www.justinowings.com/b/index.php/me/meatza-meatza
My advice would be to skip Pizza Night for about a month to six weeks, just so you can get in the Paleo groove and break your addiction to wheat (which I assume you have). After that, I would re-introduce Pizza night. There is no need to become a fanatic, and it's good to deviate from Paleo now and then.
One of our local pizza places has a gluten free pizza crust. You would be surprised how many do now. I would call around and see what you can find.
If you make the pizza, Bob's Red Mill also sells a gluten free pizza crust mix.
The "gluten free" options still have some stuff that is not exactly Paleo, but it's still better than eating gluten. I think you will find that as you transition you'll want the fake stuff less.
There's some cheese in these but if you're doing dairy either one of these would be great options.
I also highly recommend this recipe which is just cheese and egg. I actually prefer this to the cauliflower but both are good.
I make a paleo crust from cassava flour, eggs, coconut oil, grassfed bacon grease, and spices. You can have your pizza and be paleo too.
I get my cassava flour, other root flours, and dextrose here: