Pear and Goat Cheese Paleo Crust Pizza

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As a mother of three picky eaters, pizza is a regular item at the dinner table. It’s convenient, cheap and my kids love it, so of course I wanted to make a healthier version.

The crust is really the only thing you need the recipe for. You can top it with whatever you want and I’ll give you a few ideas to get started.

Paleo crust

-3 eggs

-1/2 cup of organic full fat coconut milk

-2 tsp of garlic powder

-1/2 tsp baking soda

-1/2 cup coconut flour

-1 crushed garlic clove

First preheat oven to 375.

Cover your pizza pan with parchmant paper and brush it with extra virgin coconut oil.

Lightly beat eggs, milk and garlic (both) in a bowl until smooth. Then mix in dry ingredients.

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The coconut milk should be full fat and the highest quality of eggs would be pasture eggs.

Spread batter onto pan.

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Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove and flip over.

Add toppings and broil for 10 minutes

I didn’t have parchment paper today so I spread on extra coconut oil. It was a pain to flip so make sure you have the paper instead, also extra oil means extra calories. While increasing your dietary fat from coconut milk and oil is smart, consuming to much will actually lead to fat gain not loss.

Moving on. Saute some purple onions in a pan with, yup you guessed it, coconut oil.

Then top the pizza crust with the onions, diced pears, goat cheese, sprinkle with thyme and little sea salt. Then pop it in the oven to broil. Once it’s done you you can drizzle some honey on it, but I usually leave that out to keep it clean and it’s still pretty tasty.

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This meal is not only healthy, but it will also encourage your body to burn more fat. As a certified metabolic specialist, the biggest misunderstanding I encounter with clients is that they should eat less fat.  NO!  By increasing the right kind of fats in your diet you actually train your body to use fat for energy, and therefore increasing your fat metabolism. The type of saturated fat in coconut milk is perfect for this. For more info on how to increase your fat metabolism by increasing your dietary fats and which foods are best, email me michaelamiller@tulafitness.com and I would be happy to assist you.

Back to the pizza.  So the onion and goat cheese combo is not exactly a kid pizza, that one is for the adults.  I usually make one adult pizza and one for the kitties (my kids, not actual kittens).

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This one has half with cheddar cheese and mushrooms the other half has diced tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese, feta or whatever cheese you want, however goat cheese is far superior health wise than cow cheese. Then sprinkled with fresh basil and brushed with olive oil.  The pizza sauce is just an organic bottled one I bought at the store.   This is another “adult” pizza, for guests that want more traditional toppings. For the kids I just use cheddar cheese and extra sauce.

There you have it. Pizza crust that has virtually no carbs and just the right amount of fat to boost your metabolism. Happy baking.

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