Do your friends and family think you’re crazy when it comes to what you eat? I know mine do, but the results that I’ve had speak for themselves. I’m healthier and fitter than I’ve been at any other time in my adult life (I’ll be 46 next month) and to be totally honest, I don’t work at it very hard at all.
What surprises me the most is my overweight relatives who struggle with a whole host of health issues or some of my skeptical friends who turn their nose up at everything I eat and say that it’s weird and that they couldn’t eat that way. Meanwhile, they’re pushing down a foot long sandwich from Subway — look at the ingredients there and then tell me my food is weird. I don’t get how they don’t put 2 + 2 together and think that maybe they should give it a try and see if they can overcome some of the issues they’re having.
While I do genuinely care about my these family members as well as my friends but I don’t want to be the one badgering them to no end about diet — they know how I feel about food, let’s just hope that they get tired of their own situations enough and decide to make the change for themselves.
All of this being said, I do believe in creating gateway foods that will be relatively close in appearance and taste to what they’re used to, but will be made with some really fantastic ingredients. This Cast Iron Skillet Grain-Free Pizza from Russ Crandall (aka The Domestic Man) fits the bill perfectly. I made this for a friend recently who had simply thought that I fallen off the wagon and finally gave in to what his idea of “real food” was (it’s funny how two people can have entirely different definitions of “real food”). Like I’ve done with my kids several times, I waited until we were done to let him know what he had just eaten. When I told him what we had just eaten — he was skeptical — but seemingly a little more open to other things he might be able to eat. Needless to say, I had a smile on my face. If only junk food were this good — the world would be a much healthier place.
Excerpt from recipe author:
Like most residents of planet Earth, I’m pizza crazy. I’d like to say that my love affair started with those pesky Ninja Turtles, but I have a feeling that I was addicted well before the heroes in a half shell became popular. When adopting Paleo, I was probably worried about a lack of pizza the most, and after re-introducing dairy I tried all sorts of things, from frozen GF crusts to eggplant pizzas. Finally, I hunkered down and developed a gluten and grain free pizza crust of my own, and after several failed attempts, I’m happy to say that you will love this pizza…