Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wheat Belly Pizza and Other Yummy Clean Eats this Week!

On Sunday's I take the day off from writing a new recipe and just enjoy and share some of the clean food we ate that didn't make the blog roll.  

Wheat Belly Pizza Crust #1 with grilled lean mild Italian turkey sausages, grilled yellow peppers and zucchini, onions, cheese and organic marinara sauce. Go to the Dr. Oz link below for the crust recipe. Its AMAZING!
The Wheat Belly pizza needs a special mention because we have had it several times and have had friends try it and it gets rave reviews. Its unbelievable for a wheat-free AND low-carb pizza. Most people would never fathom going both wheat-free and low-carb because of the pizza factor (lots of the gluten-free flours out there are actually still high carb). Especially my hubby. A die-hard, crave it like crazy, want it everyday, pizza-lover! He loves this pizza. I only share recipes on my blog that are original so I can't print the recipe from the cookbook, but I found a link to the recipe on Dr. Oz's website if you want to try it out without buying the Wheat-Belly cookbook.

 I follow the recipe exactly except I usually cook the dough for about 30 minutes instead of 20 and I usually cook it with the toppings for an additional 10 to 15 plus a few minutes under the broiler. Its fabulous and so filling. I have a huge appetite and I can only eat 1 or 2 pieces. You can get almond flour, golden flax and chickpea/garbanzo bean flour at Bulk barn or make your own almond meal. Other than the pizza, hope you find some other ideas for eating clean in the upcoming week. I've got lots of good recipes coming this week so stay tuned! 

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Spinach, blueberry, sunflower, goat cheese and hemp salad with poppy seed/onion/Greek yogurt dressing.  I had no chicken or protein to go on this so I added the seeds, some high protein Greek yogurt. 

Grilled chicken with Greek salad. Grill your peppers and onions for the salad since you have it going to take your salad up a notch. Served with steamed cauliflower. 

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie. Recipe to come some day! Giving you guys a break from the avocado's for now.

Mixed greens with left-over grilled chicken, veggies and bottled dressing (my non-clean cheat).

Grilled steak with another salad and some grilled sweet potato's. Not a huge fan of steak but this was good and have to make Hubby happy once in a while. 

Okay - this day I must have been busy for this to be my lunch but I really do like deviled eggs so I'm sure I enjoyed it even if it is simple.

A bed of mixed greens with leftover grilled beef, onion, sweet potato (who knew they would be good on salad) and sunflower seeds. Good stuff. 

Chia and hemp porridge for breakfast - with apples, cinnamon and cranberries. 

Sweet potato quinoa cakes with a lemon Greek yogurt Cilantro topping. These turned out to be my nemesis since they spiked my blood sugar and I suffered the rest of the day with sugar cravings. See cheesecake below.

After my blood sugar went haywire I WANTED SUGAR but didn't want to cave so made this sugar free, hemp and chia filled lemon poppyseed cheesecake. Looks not bad hey - well don't be fooled. It was terrible. Finally got rid of it today. Topped it with coconut whipped cream and blueberries to try and disguise the taste. 

Vega-One shake for breakfast. With Avocado. 

Another salad with rotisserie chicken. I actually did my own balsamic dressing - clean and very good but I forgot to write down the recipe so not sure what I put it it. 

More chia and hemp porridge for breakfast with organic yogurt, banana and cacao nibs. 

This is a salad I made to go with our Wheat Belly Pizza. Spinach and mixed greens (organic) with onion, strawberry, blueberry, slivered almonds and poppyseed dressing. 

This afternoon's snack - an apple nacho platter with some new dark chocolate almond butter spread I got at Super Store, hemp, cacao nibs and coconut. Ready in minutes. Loving these darn things. 

We ordered Chinese food. We NEVER order out anymore but we have company and I need a break once in a while. I skipped all the deep fry and sugary sauces (that I used to LUV), ordered an egg foo young which is pretty clean and had some beef broccoli. Way more sugar/salt/MSG than I'm used to - we will see how I sleep tonight and what my belly has to say about this.  It was okay but I didn't enjoy it like I used to. 
Some dark chocolate dipped strawberries to end off the week. So good. 

Happy Sunday! Don't forget to boil some eggs tonight so you have some protein ready to go when your week gets crazy!

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