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Pizza Alternatives if You’re Gluten Free

Struggling with introducing Paleo or gluten-free foods to your kids? We have you covered with TWO easy and kid approved recipes that will please your entire family.

Seriously, this is a perfect ‘meal turned appetizer’ if you have friends coming over. Just cut into bite size pieces and platter them up!

This dish is really hard to mess up. Be sure to drain off the liquid from your pan before you adorn the meat “crust” with your other ingredients.

If you want to get “ultra carnivorous,” throw some sausage or bacon on top, along with the veggies. The options for what goes on top are limitless. Have fun adding your own spin with the toppings!

Veggie Meatza – Paleo Comfort Foods

(their pic is so much prettier than mine.) tumblr_lwgs9mlxcx1qm5bleo1_1280

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 pounds ground beef
1 large egg
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
One 16-ounce can diced tomatoes
One 8-ounce can tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1⁄2 cup thinly sliced button or baby bello mushrooms
1⁄2 cup roughly sliced onion
1⁄2 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
1⁄2 cup pitted black olives, sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Heat your oven to 350°F. Add olive oil onto an appropriate sheet pan.
2. Mix the beef, onion and arrowroot powders, egg, and various spices into a bowl for mixing.
3. Roll the beef onto a pan and make sure it is all about half an inch thick all the way around.
4. Bake the beef for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
5. While the beef is baking, combine the diced tomatoes and tomato paste in a medium bowl.
6. Remove the beef “crust” from the oven and drain off the liquid.
7. Add tomato sauce and then the garlic, onions, peppers, olives and mushrooms. You can add pepper and salt and then bake for an added 5 minutes if interested.
8. Remove the meatza from the oven, garnish with cilantro, allow to cool a bit and serve.

And another recipe I adore if I’m doing the dairy thing…tumblr_mkyvsrZuoj1qm5bleo1_1280

Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza

I think this one is a little more labor-intensive and the cauliflower isn’t sturdy enough to pick up with your hands and shove into your mouth like you would/could with a bread crust, but it’s more reminiscent of traditional pizza.

Cheese makes a big difference but I’m a huge Hawaiian pizza fan because I love the sweet and salty mashup!

I have another premixed Paleo pizza dough from Julian’s bakery I can’t wait to try and let you know how that tastes and holds up.

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