Monday, August 11, 2014

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Crust Pizza + Weekend Recap

Ohhh hayy, Monday! You came back so fast! This was one of the first weekends all summer that I've been in town with NOTHING I HAD to do and it. was. amazing. But first, a clean pizza recipe that I made with SWEET POTATOES. YALL. The crust was crispy and not soggy at all and I am def def def making this once a week for pizza night because OMG.



Servings: 3 (same size as a medium pizza so depends on how much people normally eat)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 mashed sweet potatoes (I just poked holes in mine and microwaved them for 8 minutes and scooped the mash out of the skin)
  • 1 cup oat flour (old fashioned oats in the blender)
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • Toppings: I used Trader Joe's Garlic Marinara, Mozzarella, fresh basil, mushrooms

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the mashed potato, oats, flaxseed, baking soda, Italian seasoning and garlic powder well. I had to use my hands for this part. Heat in the oven for 15 minutes, add your toppings, pop it back in for about 5 minutes, and enjoy this amazzzing pizza crust.


Onto the weekend! I had the day off Friday so I lounged around fora while then hit up the Target clearance sale where I picked up these $11 sandals, these $12 sandals, this v neck T ($12), and this floral open back dress ($17!!). Success. I felt a little crazed as I was just throwing things into my cart in every size:

 Friday night I ventured out to Arlington (the suburbs) for a dinner at Rustico with high school friends and their spouses/significant others where I drank lots and lots and lots of delicious beers and not enough water.


Saturday I got up on a MISSION. After the last few weeks of traveling and having a combined 5 minutes of alone time, I was determined to sit in a pool and unwind with zero human interaction. Thank you, K-Mart for being the only store with kiddie pools left (I guess no one knows K-Mart is still alive and well- my little secret). This was enjoyable for the 15 minutes I had until a sudden burst of rain came, but I did feel like the neighbors were probably like "that new girl is so odd" and I felt a lil insecure about that.


Saturday night some friends came over and we ate pizza (real pizza oopsies) and binge watched New Girl. Sooo was no one going to tell me about New Girl? I think I like it so much because I spend time with people who are veerrrryyy eerily similar to characters in the show. I just love love love it.


Sunday after church I had brunch at Veranda with some friends. They had cute jelly, and everything was downhill from there. The food was suuuppper average and they were out of PANCAKES. How does a brunch restaurant run out of pancakes?!?!


Spent the rest of the day cleaning and hanging out with this lady:


And I just have to share this incredibly romantic meme Harrison sent me:


So tell me: have you tried sweet potato crust before? What did you think? And do you watch New Girl??

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26 comments:

  1. i watch new girl on and off, i binge watched the first two seasons and then got stuck at the third. i might pick it up again. that sweet potato pizza looks amazing, and gluten free right? awesome! i have some oats at home but i am confused about using baking soda for food, i really am.

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  2. I love your recipes. This is no exception. And new girl is amazing. My friend said I remind her of the main character, not sure how I feel about that....but frankly I am that awkward so I might as well embrace it :)

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    1. hahaha! I love Jess and I think it's because I can so relate to her awkwardness ha!

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  3. I literally just spewed coffee all over my screen after reading that meme lol!!!! I'm so glad you had a relaxing weekend and girl, you rock that kiddie pool like everyone's jelly. LOL! And that pizza looks so yummy!

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  4. That pizza looks delicious!!! mmmmmm pizza!

    Sounds like you scored some great deals this weekend!!! That last meme is hilarious!

    Have a great week!

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  5. How did they run out of PANCAKES?!?! WHAT?!?! That's just wrong!

    And that meme Harrison sent you.. OH MY GOODNESS.. my fiance would do that!

    I love the sweet potato crust, I'm going to have to try that!

    Hope all is well!

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    1. I KNOW!! Pancakes, really?!? Let me know how the pizza turns out for you- have a great week!

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  6. What a fun weekend!! I can't even believe the major score you got at Target!! Amazing!! For some reason different crusts other than dough never work for me - but your pizza sounds amazing!!

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  7. Oh heard great things about sweet potato crust! I'll definitely try the recipe :)

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  8. Ummm... running out of pancakes??? For brunch? Major fail! Other than that looks liek a perfect weekend to me! I need to try that crust, sounds yummy!

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  9. bahahahaha I love that meme.

    I also pinned that recipe because it looks amazing and I must make it this week!

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  10. Sounds like a fun weekend. Love your kiddie pool. The place ran out of pancakes? Whhhaaat?

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. that pizza looks awesome! and boo to veranda for jacking up brunch. lame. :(

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  12. Yum that pizza crust sounds awesome! And I love Rustico. If only their delicious pizza was made of sweet potatoes and their beer had zero calories...

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  13. That pizza looks so good. I love New Girl, so funny I can't wait till it comes back. What brunch place run out of pancakes??? What do they use Bisquick?! Ewwww.

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  14. ummm that pizza sounds amazeballs! Also looks like a fabu weekend!

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  15. I have never watched New Girl!! I will have to check it out. I also have never tried sweet potato pizza. I am a dominos girl...lol. I will have to work on that :)

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  16. I'm pretty sure I need to try that sweet potato crust pizza! But I need to do it when my husband isn't looking because I'm pretty sure he wouldn't even try it if he knew what it was haha.

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  17. Bahahahahaha!!!!! Harrison is SO romantic!! ;) A guy with a sense of humor is the best.
    You dog is so freaking adorable too! <3
    Of course, the sweet potato crust sounds fabulous. I love all of your healthy spins on things, and anything with sweet potatoes is one I want to try! Thanks so much for sharing with us at DDT! <3

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