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Green Mac & Cheese the Kids Will Love

Strolling through Costco the other day, my one-year-old daughter and I passed by the bulk pack of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Immediately, she shouts “noodles” at the top of her lungs and attempts to dive out of the shopping cart, lunging toward the macaroni.

I put her and the box of mac & cheese securely in our cart and chuckled a bit to myself as we continued down the aisle. I can definitely relate to her reaction- who doesn’t love some classic macaroni and cheese?

While we often buy the blue box stuff, sometimes it’s fun to mix up the standard mac & cheese and give it a healthy, homemade twist. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I thought my daughter might enjoy a green mac & cheese.

Healthy Green Mac & Cheese the Kids Will Love MommyB

She was excited to devour these “green noodles” (as she calls them), made with quality ingredients like whole grain noodles and spinach, and full of color and flavor that surely appeals to the younger crowd.

Green Mac & Cheese Recipe Ingredients MommyB

Ingredients

  • 1 box (12oz,) whole grain noodles (I recommend a thicker-style noodle, such as spirals, elbows, shells, or ziti)
  • 1 package Mac and Cheese Blend shredded cheese (I have found this at both Target and Food Lion. If you can’t find it at your store, any cheddar blend will work. I have also made this with 6-Cheese Italian Blend for an Italian twist-delicious!)
  • 1 package frozen spinach
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Cook spinach according to package directions.

2. Cook pasta in boiling water, according to package directions.

3. In a blender or food processor, combine milk, ½ cup of the cooked spinach, garlic powder, nutmeg, and salt/pepper. Puree until completely blended and smooth.

Green Mac & Cheese Recipe Blend MommyB

4. In a sauté pan over medium/medium-low heat, melt butter, then whisk in flour.

5. Slowly pour in milk-spinach mixture, whisking constantly. Allow sauce to thicken slightly.

Green Mac & Cheese Recipe Prep MommyB

6. Add cheese, one small handful at a time, whisking in a figure-8 motion until the cheese has dissolved into the sauce.

7. Adjust seasoning as desired.

8. Combine sauce and noodles and serve. (Tip: I would add sauce one ladle-full at a time to the noodles so your noodles won’t drown in too much sauce)

Green Mac & Cheese Recipe MommyB

Bonus Tip

Extra sauce can be frozen for future use. I usually freeze it in ice cube trays, creating individual 1oz. servings of sauce. Then, I will simply microwave a few cubes to top a quick side serving of pasta or even vegetables!

 

imageMelissa is a Communication Studies graduate of Clemson University. She recently traded in her human resources job for the best and most challenging career of all, being a stay-at-home mom. She loves coffee, cooking, crafting, and watching football. Melissa is also a former National Champion baton twirler and currently teaches baton lessons and judges baton twirling competitions across the nation. She recently launched the Honeybee Homemaker blog about her faith, family, and fun kitchen endeavors.

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How to Show Your #disneyside Princess Style

It’s no secret that we love to have parties and playdates, but having two girls a princess party is a must! We’ve thrown a Sofia the First Princess party, and a Princess Birthday party for Lil’ C and of course many princess dress-up parties in our time.

Realizing that all of our #disneyside attendees were going to be girls, {we wish we could have invited millions of friends but with the party limits and space inside our house, only Disneyland could have held us all}, our obvious choice for party theme was a princess party. Don’t worry though, we had plenty of Mickey, Minnie, and the gang too.

How to Show your #disneyside Princess Style MommyB

Here’s our recipe for a great #disneyside party:

A Spoonful of Beautiful Princesses:

#disneyside princesses MommyB

and some Disney pals, including one of the new Disney Princess Palace Pets exclusively from Build-a-Bear Workshop. Pumpkin, who is Cinderella’s Palace Pet friend can now be made at Build-a-Bear Workshop and you can win a Build-A-Bear gift card at the end of this post to make your own!

Disney Princess Palace Pets and #disneyside friends MommyB

A Heaping Helping of delicious drinks and snacks:

Heaping Helping of Delicious #disneyside Drinks & Snacks MommyB

Our snacks included:

  • Disney Princess Fruit Snacks and “Snow White” bunny gummies
  • Pepperoni and Ritz cracker Mickey heads (with cheese because every mouse loves cheese)
  • Pink Princess Punch {aka strawberry lemonade} in our Mickey-fied Aladdin mason jar.
  • Mickey themed cupcake liners filled with Craisins
  • Hidden Mickey kid-friendly snacks and veggies in black round bowls
  • Hidden Mickey cupcakes*
  • Mini Mickey cupcakes*
  • #Disneyside Mickey cookies*
  • Mickey chocolate cake pops *

* Thanks to Cupcrazed Cakery for providing the delicious baked goods, the moms and princesses loved them and even got to take their cake pops home, some of them shared with siblings too! These treats were amazing!

A dash of decorations, crafts, games, and goodie bags:

#disneyside princess party mommyB

Our guests got their photos taken in front of the Mickey and Gang Step and Repeat, chose their favorite Disney Princess tattoo, made Disney inspired t-shirts from Hanes brand, {of course most of the shirts featured Mickey and favorite princesses}, listened to the Disney Frozen soundtrack, played Disney trivia and Disney Bingo, and of course left the party with some pretty cute purple and pink princess swag including headband crowns, star wand lollipops, and a variety of Disney goodies.

We had so much fun with our friends and had a blast showing our princess #disneyside. I can’t wait to take the girls to Disneyland as a part of the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in April. They will be beyond excited to visit and DaddyB and I can’t wait either.

We want to know, how do you show your #disneyside???

As promised, here’s your chance to show your #disneyside with Build-a-Bear Workshop, enter to win a $25 gift card and be sure to check out their new Disney Princess Palace Pets friends.

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Thanks to BSM Media, Walt Disney World Resorts & Parks, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Cupcrazed Cakery, SmartFab, Aladdin for helping us with our #disneyside celebration and share it with friends.

Mississippi Crockpot Pot Roast and Gluten-Free Version {Guest Recipe}

I’m a pretty good cook. Like everyone, I’ve had my mishaps in the kitchen, but I can guarantee that people don’t groan when I bring a meal to a potluck.

One thing I have NEVER mastered is roast. You know, the traditional meat, potatoes, carrots, and onions after Sunday church roast.

Even with my mother’s guidance, whenever I make a roast, it’s a regrettable meal. Or it was until I discovered Crockpot Mississippi Roast. I tried it on a whim and it was by far the best roast I have ever made! It has become a staple in our home and with some tweaking I have made it gluten-free as well! Perfect for us in every way.

Crockpot Mississippi Roast

Mississippi Pot Roast (original recipe)

Ingredients:

3 lb pot roast
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
1 packet Au Jus mix
8 pepperoncini peppers
1 stick butter

Instructions:

In a 6-quart slow cooker, add the roast and sprinkle dry mixes over the top.

Lay the stick of butter in the middle of the roast and place the pepperoncini peppers
around the butter. (I also like to add a bit of pepper juice to the crockpot. It adds a bit more kick.)

Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Mississippi Pot Roast (gluten-free recipe)

Ingredients:

3 lb pot roast
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
1 cup of hot water
2 Tbsp Better than Bouillon (beef flavor)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
8 pepperoncini peppers
1 stick butter

Instructions:

Dissolve Better than Bouillon in water and pour in the bottom of a 6-quart crockpot.

Add the roast and sprinkle ranch mix, onion powder, and garlic powder over the top.

Lay the stick of butter in the middle of the roast and place the pepperoncini peppers
around the butter. (I also like to add a bit of pepper juice to the crockpot. It adds a bit more kick.)

Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

(Personally, I found this version to be even better than the original. The Better than
Bouillon just seemed to add more depth and richness to the roast.)

Mary BioMary Renee currently lives in Missouri with her husband and 2 year old “little diva”. Southern by birth and gluten-intolerant by a twist of fate, she is determined to work her way through all the comfort foods her momma made and then some, giving each dish a gluten-free twist that’s good enough for a Southern palate.

You can find her creating new dishes at Gluten Free with Southern Charm and dishing on her family at Joy in These Moments.

Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream Copycat – Snow Cream Recipe

Have you been seeing sightings of “Snow Cream” posts on social media? The last time it snowed this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, everyone and their mothers were talking about it, and making it.

Before this year I had NEVER heard a single thing about it, and until today, I had never tried it. If you have snow it’s really pretty easy and tastes almost exactly like Chick-Fil A’s Ice Dream, so thus the copycat recipe.

PicMonkey CollageHow to Make Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream Copycat Snow Cream Recipe MommyB

If you are expecting snow, place a large, clean pot {or several} out to collect enough for about 6-8 cups of snow. I used the biggest pot that I had in my kitchen and set it on one of our outdoor chairs {hoping that no animals bothered it.} Empty Pot for Snow Cream MommyB

Pot Full of Snow for Snow Cream Mommyb

Here’s the full list of ingredients:

  • 6-8 cups of fresh, clean snow
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (I like Eagle brand) If you don’t have condensed milk you can use heavy cream, coffee creamer, almond milk, coconut milk etc, you just may have to add more sweetener.
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • Toppings (think chocolate sauce, sprinkles, fruit, nuts)

How to make Ice Dream Copycat aka Snow Cream:

Once you have 6-8 cups or more of snow prepare to experience your first taste of Snow Cream. I measured mine {sort of}.

Measure Snow for Snow Cream MommyB

Add all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl or if you want to leave in the pot you collected the snow in that’s fine too. I started with the condensed milk, then added the vanilla extract.

Milk for Snow Cream Recipe MommyB

Mix all of the ingredients until combined. I would recommend not to mix until the Snow Cream is smooth though as it will become too “soupy” and more like a milkshake {which would be yummy too}.

After mixing, consider adding your favorite toppings or enjoying as is {both are delicious}.

Snow Cream Toppings MommyB

My girls decided they wanted to add their favorite ice cream sauce and rainbow sprinkles. The sprinkles definitely gave us some color on this cold wintery day. They loved eating them in their Disney cups too, which worked out perfectly when the last few scoops were liquid-y enough to sip.

Snow Cream Ice Dream MommyB

There you have it, simple, yummy, and tastes just like Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream {or maybe even a little yummier.}

Have you ever heard of Snow Cream?? Have you ever eaten or made it??

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Easy Heart Healthy Pancakes {Guest Post}

Every morning, my one-year-old daughter greets me with a smile and exuberantly exclaims, “mama, breakfast, pancakes!”. As you might have guessed, pancakes are truly the way to her heart and a staple for breakfast in our household.

In my pursuit to provide a wholesome, nutritious breakfast and simultaneously fulfill her request for pancakes, I’ve tested dozens of pancake recipes. While I love cooking from scratch, I’ve learned that sometimes it’s okay to take a little help from the store when you need it.

As a busy mom with a hungry child who hasn’t quite grasped the concept of patience, I can’t usually spare 45 minutes to prepare pancakes. So, I have actually found the best solution for a quick and healthy pancake breakfast is a combination of a prepared mix with a creative twist.

These “heart healthy” semi-homemade pancakes are made with whole wheat pancake mix, infused with cinnamon, and fashioned into heart shapes. Moms can be confident in the added calcium, fiber, and iron, while kids will love the fluffy texture, sweet flavor, and fun heart shapes, perfect for Valentine’s Day, or, just as in our house, perfect for every other day too!

Easy Heart-Healthy Pancake Recipe

Easy Heart Healthy Pancakes

Ingredients

• 2 cups of whole wheat pancake mix of your choice

• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

• 1 stick butter (or cooking spray)

• Heart-shaped cookie cutters

Heart Healthy Pancakes for the family

Directions

1. Preheat an electric griddle to 375 (or a griddle pan over medium-high heat)

2. Prepare the batter according to package instructions and mix in the cinnamon.

3. Grease the griddle and the cookie cutter(s) using butter or cooking spray

4. Place the cookie cutters onto the griddle and spoon about ¼ cup of the batter into the cookie cutter (amount will vary depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Also you might need to use the back of a spoon to even out the batter and push the batter into the edges of the cookie cutter)

5. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until you can lift the cookie cutter and the edges will retain their shape (i.e. batter will not run and the edges will be browned).

6. Remove the cookie cutter from the griddle (Caution: if using a metal cookie cutter, it will be hot)

7. Flip the pancakes and cook on the reverse side an additional 3-5 minutes

8. Serve with the syrup/topping of your choice (my daughter even eats them without any syrup!)

Bonus Tip

Mix your favorite fruit, like blueberries or bananas, into the pancake batter to add further flavor and extra health benefits!

What’s your family’s favorite healthy breakfast food??

 

imageMelissa is a Communication Studies graduate of Clemson University. She recently traded in her human resources job for the best and most challenging career of all, being a stay-at-home mom. She loves coffee, cooking, crafting, and watching football. Melissa is also a former National Champion baton twirler and currently teaches baton lessons and judges baton twirling competitions across the nation. She recently launched the Honeybee Homemaker blog about her faith, family, and fun kitchen endeavors.

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A Berry Sweet Holiday

I’ll try to keep this post as un-punny as possible, but I can’t make any promises. However I do promise an honest review of the following products that I received to test out. My taste buds thank you for continuing to read and support my posts so I can enjoy yummy treats like those that Shari’s Berries have to offer.

This season I’ve had the blessing of being able to host a few different play dates and get-togethers and I love figuring out what goodies I’ll be serving my guests. Shari’s Berries makes entertaining so easy!

Easy Entertaining with Sweets

Shari’s Berries products arrive at your doorstep and once you open them from their packaging are ready to be plated and eaten with little to no preparation.

Although Shari’s Berries products are beautifully designed in themselves, if you want to dress up your presentation even more, consider using common holiday food items like peppermints, chocolate sauce, marshmallows, or extra sprinkles.

My favorite products to share {only because it’s the season of giving}, are their Handmade Artisan Sea Salted Caramels, I’m not kidding you when I tell you these delicious pieces of sweet goodness will make you want to regift them to yourself. I love the unique sugars, my favorite is the Classic Salted Caramel with Murray River Pink Flake Salt. This is definitely one you will want to buy for yourself and of course for others too!!

If you’re in the mood for some chilled desserts I highly recommended Shari’s Berries Dipped Strawberries and Cheesecake Trios {the Original NY Cheesecake is my all-time fav, even though I’m a self-proclaimed choco-holic}. All three of the cheesecake trios are creamy and rich and a great, giftable item.

So if you have a party coming up soon and not enough time to make some delicious, holiday inspired treats, think Shari’s Berries for your holiday dessert needs.

Be sure to head to Shari’s Berries here: berries.com to check out their wide selection of affordable treats.

What kinds of parties are you hosting this holiday season??

 

This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Shari’s Berries, however my opinions are my own, honest thoughts based on my experiences with the product. Your opinions and experiences may vary.

 

 

Christmas Tree Cakes with NEW Cake Boss Cake Mixes and Frostings {Giveaway}

Let the baking begin!!! Tis’ the season to be baking, whether you’re headed out to a party or making baked goods as gifts, for most of us, this time of year our ovens are warm and the mixing bowls are out.

I enjoy baking at Christmas time and seeing people try my *hopefully yummy treats. {I have been known to win an award or two for my yummy cookies.} I think this love for baking comes from my mom, who enjoys making cookies and fudge around the holidays to give to neighbors and friends.

Recently, I was able to try out some of the brand NEW cake mixes and frostings from Cake Boss. In honor of the holidays I figured I would make something festive so I came up with a yummy Christmas Tree Cake:

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To make my Christmas Tree cakes with Cake Boss Cake Mixes and Frostings, I wanted to add a surprise in the middle and since we’re celebrating Jesus’ birthday so I thought the, II’S YOUR PARTY cake mix was appropriate. The kids loved seeing the bright colored confetti in their cakes. We also kept the cakes simple by using the VIVA VANILLA frosting, since most kids like vanilla, and it’s easier to decorate or even change the color.

Using the 6-Cup Round Cakelette Pan, I baked my cakes, although I filled it a little too high, I would recommend for this project to fill the wells to half, the higher the cakes bake the more you will need to cut off to create a level “tree” bottom. {Although if you want a tasty snack or to use for cake pops or other treats, that may not be a bad thing.}

The frosting is made with real vanilla and palm oil so for me it was different than the usual store-bought frostings and I really enjoyed the flavor and texture.

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Obviously, I’m not a frosting whiz, or a professional baker, but what my decoration skills lacked, these cakes made up for with their light and super moist taste. The moms were raving about the taste and I think I may have found my new cake mix and frosting for the holidays.

When it comes to a great tasting cake, it starts with the right ingredients. Each cake mix comes with a pouch of bakery crème – Buddy’s secret to making velvety moist cakes. The cake mixes are available in six delicious flavors: VA VA VELVET,IT’S YOUR PARTY, DECADENT DEVIL’S FOOD, CHOCOLATE TRIFECTA, PRIMO YELLOW, and DIVINE WHITE.

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Gluten Free Zucchini Lasagna Recipe {Guest Blog}

I saw a recipe for Gluten Free Zucchini Lasagna on Pinterest and ever since, I have wanted to try making it. I really love Italian food, {especially lasagna}, but I am trying to watch my waistline and heart health, so this healthy recipe is perfect for me and my family and I’m sure you’ll love it too!!

In this recipe I replaced most of traditional lasagna ingredients and also omitted a lot of the ingredients from the pinned recipe to keep my dish as low-calorie and heart-healthy as possible.

Ingredients: 

2 Large Zucchinis

1 Bottle of Ragu Light, No Sugar Added, Tomato Basil Sauce

¼  cup reduced fat parmesan cheese

1 bag chopped spinach {frozen or fresh, adjust cook time accordingly}

1 lb of 96% lean ground beef

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon pepper

**Please be mindful that Ragu sauces claim to be gluten-free, but encourage you to read the labels of each of their products to be on the safe side.

Preparation and Cooking Instructions:

Season the ground beef with garlic powder, pepper and onion powder.

Once fully seasoned, brown the beef in a skillet.

As the beef is browning slice your zucchini length-wise, in a shape resembling lasagna noodles. **The thinner you slice the noodles the more tender they will be.

Next cook the spinach on the stove top in a saute pan or if it’s frozen you may want to heat in the microwave for a couple of minutes. After allowing the spinach to cool, squeeze excess liquid using paper towels or a clean hand towel. **This is really important so you don’t have watery lasagna after its done cooking.

Once the meat is done browning, drain the excess fat/grease, {which was a very small amount}.

Assembling the lasagna:

Sprayed a 9-inch glassware casserole dish with cooking spray.

Place your first layer of zucchini, meat, spinach, sauce and parmesan and repeated for about three layers. {On the last layer, covered with zucchini, sauce and cheese and a little bit of garlic powder.}

Cooking:

Cook for about 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

**Because the liquid cooks out of the veggies, you should let the lasagna sit for about 15 minutes after you remove it from the oven so the liquid can re-absorb into the veggies.

Let the lasagna cool to a desired temperature and enjoy!

 

I was confident that I would like it because I am a veggie lover but my biggest critics are my kids who do like some veggies but are particular to which ones and how they are prepared. They love pasta or as they call it, “noonles” so I was impressed that they enjoyed the dish as well since it was noonle-less. They didn’t eat as much as I would have wanted them to, but definitely got a couple servings of veggies in their tummies with this yummy recipe.

It was a delicious, healthy recipe that will be a new favorite in my house!

 

Gluten Free Zucchini Lasagna

 

Have you ever tried making your favorite food dishes healthier? Which ones, and how did they turn out??

Lisa is a Florida Native who currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two children. B.C. {Before Children} Lisa was an R.N. Currently Lisa has a love for hairdressing, finding fun play spots around North Carolina and giving great parenting advice.

Easy, Delicious, Healthy Radish Recipes

Thank you Duda Farm Fresh Foods for samples of your Dandy Ministick Radishes so I could whip up these tasty and healthy recipes.

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts you’ve probably read that my family and I are experimenting with new foods. We tried cauliflower pizza/breadsticks, and kale chips. Both of which have gone pretty well with the family, although they prefer the cauliflower pizza, I must say I love both.

When I was approached by Duda Farm Fresh Foods to review their Dandy Ministick Radishes, I thought it would be a fun “challenge” to get my family to eat radishes and also try new healthy recipes.

Of course I scoured the web researching radish dishes, reading more on the nutritional values and studying good pairings with other foods. Here are some creations I made and other easy, delicious, healthy radish recipes for you.

Easy Delicious Healthy Radish Recipes MommyBKnowsBest

Last week, I made pulled pork for the first time ever for a great family who welcomed a beautiful little boy into the world. Luckily the pulled pork tasted great and was a hit for that family, and I had some left over. Keeping with the healthy eating, instead of putting the pulled pork on sliced bread or a bun, I though it would be yummy to try out a pulled pork lettuce wrap topped with delicious ministick radishes.

Here’s how they turned out:

Here’s my revised recipe for pulled pork that I was inspired by at Just as We Are: http://myrecipetolife.blogspot.com/2011/04/dinner-recipe-pulled-pork.html

And here’s how I made my Pulled Pork Spinach Wraps:

First make your Pulled Pork:

– Start with a 4-5lb Pork Roast {shoulder or butt works best}.

– For optimal flavor marinade for 1-12 hours before placing in your slow cooker.

– Create a wet rub for the pork roast using the following ingredients:

  • 2 Garlic Cloves pressed from fresh or 2 teaspoon of canned {olive oil preferably}
  • 2 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of pepper {more for a spicier taste}
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of stone ground mustard {or more for spicier taste}

Unwrap your roast, removing all strings from the roast, placing it on a cutting board or shallow dish perfect for covering with your rub and/or leaving to marinate.

Mix your rub together until all ingredients are combined, place the rub on all sides of the roast coating sides well. Cover and marinate.

When done marinating, place the roast in your slow cooker set to high, {I recommend using Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners for easy cleanup} and add 1 cup of water for a deliciously moist roast.

Let your roast sit for about 6 hours, {if you’re like me you may want to flip your roast over mid-way at the 4 hour point.}

Once done, carefully remove your roast from your slow cooker and shred the meat using two forks.

Place the shredded pork in a mixing bowl, and incrementally add tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce until you reach your desired taste level.

After your pork has cooled a little glean through your spinach leaves {I recommend not using baby spinach for the best size wraps.

Place your spinach leaves in positions conducive for optimal pulled pork holding, top with delicious, crunchy Dandy Ministick Radishes and voila, an easy, healthy, delicious meal:

Pulled Pork Spinach Wrap with Radish MommyB

Here are some radish recipes that I found on Pinterest that I suggest you try as well.

Radish and Cucumber Kimchi Salad

Radish and Avocado Wraps

Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips

Also check out more radish recipes on Duda Farm Fresh Foods’ website: Radish Recipes and find them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to interact.

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods’ radish ministicks can be found at Wal-Mart and are not only great for the above recipes but also super convenient since they’re precut. Consider adding this healthy crunch to sandwiches, salads, salsas and more.

Get creative, what would you do with these Ministick Radishes??

 

 

Cauliflower Pizza – Gluten Free – Medifast Recipe

I have been seeing Cauliflower Pizza all over Pinterest. I am not a fan of cauliflower. In fact, I do not like cauliflower. Broccoli I can do, but cauliflower, I’ll pass. Needless to say my girls have never tried it and my husband doesn’t didn’t care for it before I stumbled upon this delicious recipe for Cauliflower Breadsticks: Sandy’s Kitchen

A week before Easter I tried the recipe out and the entire tray of breadsticks that I made, were gobbled up within minutes. My family could not believe they were made with cauliflower, moreover, they didn’t care! Yes, I know, unheard of!!

So I thought today that I would try my hand at making the cauliflower pizza this time around. First off, Lil’ C was singing, “Cauliflower pizza, yum, yum, yum,” if that gives you a hint as to whether or not my almost 6 year old and 3 year old like this pizza/breadstick recipe.

I found a few different recipes, but really should have just stuck to the original breadstick one and adjusted a little. The recipe I tried mentioned heating up the chopped cauliflower in the microwave and soaking out the juices, I found that the raw cauliflower I put into our breadsticks worked just fine and may have even been a little less mushy.

By popular demand and the fact that I am behind held at gunpoint {not really}, I am posting this recipe.

Please don’t lick the screen:

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe MommyB

Here are the Ingredients I used to make an entire pizza for my family:

1 medium head of cauliflower {grated makes about 3-4 cups}
1 egg white
2 cups shredded Reduced Fat 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese {1 cup for mix 1 cup for topping}
Turkey Pepperoni {use as desired or count out for caloric intake}
Marinara Sauce
The following herbs and seasonings to taste – garlic powder, pinch of salt {depending on your diet plan}, freeze dried basil, pepper.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450.

Chop cauliflower until it resembles a rice-like texture.

Mix RAW chopped cauliflower, 1 egg white, 1 cup of cheese, herbs and seasonings together in a bowl until combined.

Line a cookie sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper preferably.

Spread mixture onto parchment paper, trying to make an even layer of “dough”. My personal preference is as thin as possible so as not to get a mushy texture, and trying to get my edges even as much as possible.

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and flip the “dough”, baking for another 5 minutes or so to brown both sides of your pizza crust. {VERY IMPORTANT STEP, and will save you from mushy pizza.}

Remove crust from the oven, add the marinara sauce, and any toppings, including the last cup of cheese, we used Turkey pepperoni, and place back in the oven for another 7-10 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. *Don’t worry about the edges browning, this is typical of cauliflower pizza and tastes great regardless.

Let the pizza set for 2 minutes and then enjoy! Voila!!!

Cauliflower pizza