If you’re on the Optavia diet, you know that lean and green is key. If you’re trying to lose weight your lean and green meals have to stay within the healthy eating structure of the healthy habits and Otavia diet.
Trying to follow the Optavia diet by creating your own recipes can be difficult and time consuming! Not only do you have to worry about what ingredients to use, you also have to worry about the right measurements and cooking times.
That’s why we’ve done the work for you and created this cauliflower crust recipe that is not only delicious, but also Optavia-approved… Oh and never quite turns out the way you think it should. But for the brave of you who’d rather make pizza than do what the rest of the world is doing and buy it here’s recipe that will fit into your lean and green meals!
Before you proceed:
The following Optavia diet approved recipe rarely turns out well. You will need a lot of items on your optavia shopping list to make this happen. You’ll also need a lot of time. Isn’t that why people order pizza in the first place?
But if you’re looking for lean and green recipes than we want you to what you want. Don’t worry, It’s approved for your optavia diet.
So proceed at your own risk! But if you’re looking for one item to add to your Optavia Shopping list which will still allow you to have healthy weight loss without killing yourself in the kitchen then skip down to our favorite optavia food when it comes to pizza. Okay not Optavia food exactly but food approved while on the Optavia diet.
Make it Yourself Optavia Cauliflower Crust
Optavia Shopping List Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower, riced
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until well combined.
- Place mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press into a thin, even crust.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before adding your favorite toppings.
The Better Item For Your Optavia Shopping List
That was tougher than you thought right? You don’t want pizza to be hard right? If we want to make the optavia diet work, enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and keep experiencing weight loss than there has to be a better way to pizza!
Are you looking for a new recipe? What we’ve learned over several years is that creating your own crust is difficult and time consuming! The crust we’re sharing with you today is the best way to make a lean and green meal. It’s low carb, gluten free, you can use it with so many green recipes which makes it perfect for anyone on the Optavia diet.
That’s why this pre-made crust for your Optavia Optavia Shopping list and for your continued weight loss!
Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crust (orginal)
If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy pizza crust, look no further than Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crust (orginal). This gluten-free and Optavia diet plan friendly crust is perfect for anyone looking for a healthier way to enjoy their favorite food as part of their lean and green meals.
Made with almond flour and coconut flour, Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crust (orginal) is a great alternative to traditional wheat flour crusts. Not only is it healthier for you, but it’s also lower in carbs and calories. This makes it a great option for anyone on the Optavia diet or anyone working on their eating habits. Because, remember, sustained weight loss and a healthy lifestyle don’t end when you’re done with your Optavia diet. Your Optavia shopping list should have these types of lean and green options in every order.
If you’re worried about the taste or texture of this healthier crust, don’t be. Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crust is just as delicious as any other pizza crust out there. In fact, you might even find that you like it better!
Here’s some of the reasons we choose Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crust when making pizza:
Nutrition Support approved counting as 1/2 a Lean and 3 Greens for an entire crust
Optavia nutrition support confirmed these cali’flower crusts equal 1/2 a Lean and 3 Greens for an entire crust. This is great news as you follow the 5 and 1 plan, as it makes it easier to stay on track with their dieting goals. You can eat an entire pizza and not worry about your lean and green meals, as long as you are mindful of the toppings you choose. Yes! That’s an entire pizza while on your Optavia diet that will allow you to still lose weight.
Who would have thought you could make lean and green meals like this! Choose only the meals that are approved. This is how you hit your weight loss goals. There are a lot of nutritious meals out there that don’t fit within your lean and green meal structure. However, with the right Optavia lean, this is a great way to enjoy pizza without having to feel guilty about it!
Great for enjoying pizza with your friends
This just happened to me! I was really looking forward to my uncle’s birthday party. I love spending time with family, and the pizza sounded amazing. But I also wanted to stick to my healthy diet plan, so I brought along a Cali’flower crust.
I was glad I did. The pizza was delicious, but greasy and cheesy. My Cali’flower crust was a perfect alternative, and everyone loved it. It was a lot of fun to be able to enjoy the party without feeling like I was missing out on anything.
Oh and it was great to show them how people are experiencing weight loss on the Optavia diet through healthy fats and not greasy meals. After Five years of Optavia shopping lists I know lean and green meals don’t have to be boring. Your lean and green meal can be just as creative as others when you find the right items for your Optavia shopping list.
Back to the Crust
Cali’flower offers a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pizza crusts. Their crusts are made with cauliflower, so they’re gluten-free and low in carbs. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. But what matters most, is that you don’t have to feel left out.
They Taste Great!
The saying often goes, “When pizza is good, it’s good. And even when pizza is bad, it’s still pretty good!” In our opinion these crusts are great! They don’t get soggy when you cook them right and even the basic original is packed with that italian flavor!
Plus, I know what I’m getting! I have complete control over what I’m putting in my mouth. I’m not willing for my weight loss to be in the hands of any pizzaria. I also don’t want my clients’ to risk their health stepping outside of the Optavia program and its approved foods.
What We Don’t Like
Okay we’ve talked about what we love about these crusts. Let’s talk about what we don’t like. We aren’t fans of the thin crust only approach. If you cook them correctly they are great but if you undercook the crust, all that cooked lean protein is going to fall right through the bottom. At the same time, there’s the risk of over cooking them. No one likes burnt crust but this is especially true of cauliflower crusts. They smell bad and taste bad. We have tested a lot of ways to cook our crusts and other Optavia diet recipes over the past five years and for us the best approach has been a good oven like the Ninja XL Pro
We bake and air fry a lot on the Optavia diet. I’m sure you do too! The Ninja has made that fun without burning the budget or heating the house! It’s easy to use, can cook multiple items at one time like fried green beans and chicken, and the clean up is a breeze. We love the extra thermometer attachment that let’s us know exactly when our food is done! Simplicity!
A Few More “Wellness Tips” For This Crust
The crust is 1/2 of your lean and a full serving of 3 greens when you eat the whole crust. So we recommend eating 1/2 or even 1/4 of the whole and sharing the rest with your friends and family. This will allow you to get in your healthy fats and fill that crust with optavia lean items like chicken, turkey pepperoni, or even some chicken sausage. All of which are great on the Optavia diet.
Since we started making the crust, it’s actually become a part of our weekly and often daily meals. It’s so simple. Here are few other items you may want to consider if you’re going to make the crust:
Add These to Your Shopping List:
A Pizza Crisper Pan Built for the Foodi
This pan will help you with some of the above issues with crispiness. It actually was built for ovens like the Ninja foodi above. Now you really don’t have to worry about whether or not your crusts will get soggy!
A Simple Pizza Rolling Knife
You don’t need a crazy expensive knife for your pizza but you do need a good one to cut through the cauliflower crust. This knife or one like it will do the trick.
Yo Mama’s Pasta Sauce
There are a lot of sauces to choose from that are Optavia diet approved but we like Yo Mama’s (pun intended). We’ll share more about pasta sauces in a review soon! The key is to keep the sugar and carb content low so you don’t mess up your weight loss and keep the flavor high!
When it comes to the best cauliflower crusts for Optavia clients, we recommend the line of products which are specifically designed with their health and wellness in mind. The Optavia diet was meant to be simple and these crusts follow that pattern.
They are low in carbs and calories without sacrificing flavor or texture. They help you participate right along with your friends and still feel confident about hitting your goal weight.
While we have spent a lot of time talking about weight, fat, lean green meals, and the optavia “diet”, the sooner you make your goal health over weight loss than the quicker you’ll see that weight come down. The optavia plan works because we focus on all you are gaining. Not just the meal planner or the shopping list. What optavia offers is healthy transformation through healthy habits. It’s not about optavia food. It’s about true life change and mindset transformation.
The Important Points
Cali’flower Crusts (orginal) are great for Optavian’s because they are:
- Healthier, gluten-free option for pizza crust
- Extremely Low in carbs and calories
- 100% approved by nutrition support
- Perfect for the Optavia diet or anyone working on their eating habits
Eating healthy is hard…
Optavia is simple but that doesn’t mean getting in your three servings of non starchy veggies and your optavia lean is always going to be easy. At the same time, you chose this weight loss program because you were ready to make a change. And the Optavia Fuelings combined with what you eat in your lean and green meals each day provide a simple solution. And finally you’ve decided you don’t want to eat sugary sodas or sports drinks, right? We all know that eating more vegetables and fruits is good for you, but it can be hard to stick with this habit if you’re not in love with the taste of raw vegetables.
Cali’flour Foods has the solution – Their pizza crusts are healthy, low-carb, and gluten-free, so you can enjoy your favorite food without sacrificing your health. And because they’re made with almond flour and coconut flour, they’re also a great source of protein and fiber. This is why they are our recommendation for our Optavia clients.
So whether you’re on the Optavia diet or just looking for a healthier way to enjoy your favorite food, Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crusts are a great option. And because they’re so easy to make, you can have a healthy and delicious meal on the table in no time. So what are you waiting for? Try Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crusts today!