Yesterday we took our 7 month old daughter swimming for the first time. Our toddler now enjoys the water (finally) and our baby girl is fond of bath time, so we thought it would make for a pleasant family day activity. And our assumption was right; Scarlett loved the pool! She was splashing around like a maniac and constantly kicking her chubby little legs. She inhaled a bit of water from splashing herself in the face but it didn’t bother her the slightest bit. She’s fascinated with water!
Our son however, was a completely different story…
Beau despised anything to do with water from day 1. Bath time was something Matt and I would dread every day. It was a nightmare! If anyone had of walked into our house during his bath, I’m know they would’ve immediately assumed that we were torturing him. Fortunately he’s over that stage now, except for a few minor hiccups every once in a while. He still fights us tooth and nail to wash his hair, but it’s manageable when compared to previous days.
Obviously, the family time we spent together was the highlight of my day, but my second favourite part was having leftovers for both lunch and supper (mom win!). I did some meal prepping two days ago, which is a great deal of work, but in every way worth it when it means I don’t have to cook for a few days.
Monday night I made pizza for supper. I threw together my regular pizza crust for the rest of the family, and for myself, I decided to experiment with something new. Lately I’ve been watching my gluten intake (also another experiment) and I’ve been hearing a fair amount about this new Ketogenic Diet that’s been making rounds on social media. Specifically, there’s a recipe called Fat head pizza crust that I’ve been curious about trying, so I gave it a go!
Sometimes gluten-free/low carb foods can leave a bad taste in your mouth (literally), but this recipe surprised me. I love trying any new recipe that fuels my body with the nutrients that it needs, but sometimes it can be boring and disappointing. This crust had a great texture, taste and I liked that I could pick up a slice and eat it like a normal piece of pizza. And it didn’t feel like I was chewing on a piece of cardboard or trying to choke down something healthy just because it was healthy.
No thank you!
I was significantly shocked with how much I enjoyed it. I’ve already written it down in my recipe book and will be making again in the future. It most definitely satisfied my pizza craving and I wasn’t wallowing in self-pity while watching the rest of the family eat the other drool worthy pizza.
I searched for recipes on Pinterest and chose one after reading some reviews. I made it exactly like the recipe stated and everything worked perfectly except for the fact that it bubbled during cooking. It didn’t alter the taste whatsoever, but next time I will dock the crust before baking. You’ll also notice a small sprinkle of feta cheese on one side. I only added a tiny amount because I was unsure if I would like it, not because I forgot to cover the whole pizza. Next time I’ll be adding more; it was so good!
Fat Head Pizza Crust
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 & 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbsp cream cheese
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Tsp Italian seasoning
- Pinch of salt
- Toppings – Whatever your heart desires!
- In a glass bowl, incorporate the almond flour and mozzarella cheese. Cut up the cream cheese into a few chunks and add to the bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then cook for another 30 seconds.
- Add in the egg, salt and seasoning. Mix well to combine.
- Form dough into a ball and set it on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Place another sheet of parchment paper on top of dough and use a rolling-pin to flatten the dough. You want the crust to be on the thinner side so that it cooks through properly; around 1/4 inch thick.
- Remove the top piece of parchment paper and carefully transfer the dough onto a baking pan or baking stone (don’t forget to dock the crust).
- Bake at 425 for 12-14 minutes (this is what the recipe stated but mine only needed 8 minutes. It depends on how hot your oven gets so be sure to check half way through).
- Once slightly browned, take crust out of the oven and add your toppings.
- Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Dive in!
This recipe is from hip2save.com
I’ll be working on another post right away which will include a decadant, yet healthy, dessert. So be sure to stay tuned!
Hint: coconut & dark chocolate (is there anything better?!)