Do you ever wish you hadn’t eaten certain foods before you discovered the benefits of a real food diet? Sometimes I wonder if I would occasionally miss things like pasta, ice cream, or fried chicken if I’d never had them. Even so, I’m grateful for real food versions of these awesome dishes that satisfy the occasional craving for a childhood favorite without sacrificing nutritional value. Pizza is another dish that, when I crave it, I crave it. It remains one of my family’s favorite Friday night splurges, so I’ve had to come up with ways to deliver the same great taste while protecting their health. this Italian sausage flatbread pizza is an excellent option for families who find themselves in a similar boat. Enjoy!
“After 15 months following the Autoimmune Protocol to treat Hashimoto’s, leaky gut, and histamine intolerance, there is one craving that has yet to take a hike. Originally cited as my favorite food on a 6th grade biography poster, pizza has and will always be the key to my heart. After watching my husband bathe in the glory that is thin crust pizza recently, I just about had it with the torture. Okay, torture is an exaggeration… it’s more like a mild mental discomfort. I wanted to create a flatbread thin-crust style pizza that is just as nutrient dense as the average AIP meal. This pizza contains 5 different fruits and vegetables! For those of you that have tried one of my most popular recipes, AIP Rosemary & Prosciutto Stromboli, this recipe will make up for any thin crust cravings that remain!
The paleo flatbread crust could not be easier to throw together. I suggest making a double batch since you will have extra Italian Sausage and Sweet Herb Sauce. Please ensure you are accurate with the crust ingredients as too little or too much flour can noticeably alter the texture. The texture of the crust improves as it cools, so be patient before diving in! Truffle salt adds an extra depth of flavor but it is perfectly fine to use a high quality fine sea salt too. I have also used this crust to make White Pizza and Pesto Chicken Pizza with fabulous results. Just be sure to lay a sauce down first or your topping ingredients will not stick to the base. Enjoy this savory treat and get creative with your own version!”