The worst part of dieting, aside from the irritable mood and kitten-like strength you can expect, is the food. Sure, you’ll look good in a few weeks, but the last thing you want to see today is another chicken breast on a bed of broccoli. This Mexican style “pizza” has all the flavor of a cheat meal without the empty calories. Cauliflower (loaded with potassium and vitamin C) provides a low-carb crust, and replacing pepperoni with ground chicken slashes fat and ups the protein. Opt for a hearty salsa instead of tomato sauce and you’ve got a meal that’s as tasty as it is physique friendly.


  • 1 ½ cups fresh cauliflower
  • 1½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 oz ground chicken
  • 6 tbsp salsa
  • ¼ cup reduced fat Mexican blend cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°.
  2. Break the heads off cauliflower florets (you don’t want the stem) and measure 1 1/2 cups.
  3. Add to a food processor or blender along with the Italian seasoning and cheddar cheese. Process until dough forms.
  4. Lay parchment paper onto a baking sheet and shape the dough into a round “crust.”
  5. Bake 10–12 minutes or until bottom looks crispy. While it’s baking, brown the ground chicken on the stove.
  6. Take crust out and top with salsa, Mexican cheese, and chicken.
  7. Bake another 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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