Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pizza Mind: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Sausage & Mushroom Pizza

Although its roots are Italian, pizza seems to be one heck of an American favorite. It's also one of those no-no foods when we're watching our waistlines... unless you opt for a more healthful version that is! 

Check out this great new recipe from our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad for Paleo -style pizza (yum). It tastes just like the real thing but with only a fraction of the calories and fat!

Paleo Sausage & Mushroom Pizza

- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 Tbs almond butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3 tsp olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
- 4 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large Italian sausage, cut in 1/2" slices
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (omitted)
- 1 red pepper, diced (omitted)
- 1/2 cup marinara or tomato sauce, with no sugar added
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano (omitted)
- 1/2 tsp fennel seed (omitted)
- 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half (omitted)

1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Mix almond flour, almond butter, eggs and sea salt in a small bowl.
3. Cover a baking sheet with 2 tsp olive oil then spread the mixture over it, making a 1/4" thick crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, add the remaining olive oil, onions, mushrooms and sliced sausage to a large skillet over medium-high heat until the sausage is browned and the onions are slightly translucent. Remove from skillet and set aside.
5. Add garlic and red pepper to the skillet. Saute the vegetables for a few minutes, or until slightly tender. (Note: do not cook the vegetables entirely in the skillet or they will be too soft when cooked on the pizza.)
6. Remove the crust from the oven and cover with marinara sauce. Add the sausage and sauteed vegetables. Sprinkle with oregano and fennel seed, then bake for 20-30 minutes.
Remove from oven when fully cooked and top with sliced tomatoes.
7. Carefully lift the slices out of the pan, as the dough will still be soft.
8. Serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 4 big slices)!

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 409.0
Protein: 15.3g
Total fat: 31.4g
Total carbs: 14.7g
Dietary Fiber: 5.4g

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Here's to havin' a pizza mind about what you eat!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Monday, March 2, 2015

Just What the Doctor (Seuss, That is) Ordered: Green Eggs & Ham Paleo Frittata

It's Dr. Seuss's birthday and we at Body SymmetryMD are happy as a horse... To be celebrating this great American author Paleo style, of course! 

Check out this fun recipe that's better than any fancy steak or chicken piccata... It's grandiose and gratifying too-- We call it Green Eggs & Ham Paleo Frittata!

Green Eggs & Ham Paleo Frittata
- 1 lb. pork sausage (Jimmy Dean’s All Natural works well)
- 2 lbs. egg whites (or 12 large eggs)
- 1½ cups packed baby kale
- 4 tbsp. Paleo Pesto (CLICK HERE for full recipe)

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Brown the sausage in a large non-stick frying pan. Set it aside in a separate bowl and drain off the excess grease in the pan.
3. Add kale to the semi-greased frying pan and cook over medium heat until wilted.
4. Add the sausage back in and evenly spread out over the bottom of the pan.
5. Whisk the eggs with the pesto and pour over the sausage and kale.
6. Leave on medium heat until the edges start to look cooked.
7. Place frittata in oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until it's cooked through.
8. Cut into 8 pieces, serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly!

Nutritional Info
Calories per serving: 270
Protein: 16g
Total Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 2g

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“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad