Monday, January 8, 2018

Keto Pizza Poppers - Resolutions #BlogWithFriends

Have you ever thought how interesting it is. We start the week, crawling up the hill, Wednesday it's "hump day" we've climbed the slope and down we go toward Friday. Thursday comes and we are thrilled Friday is in sight. Friday! WOOT PAARRTAAY
The weekend flies by in a flash and well, darn, it's Monday again.
Such a roller coaster this life is.
But what if...
What if we didn't dread Monday? WHUT? I know, crazy notion, but really what if we ALL became the "glass is half full" kind of folks. So Monday wasn't something to dread but something to look forward to. A new week, a fresh start, a new beginning but what if...we remembered that if the glass is half full we CAN fill it back up?!
Which brings me to the point of this post. Resolutions.
You see, once a month we (a group of bloggers) decide on a theme and then set about with our own interpretations of that theme create a post that is unique to us. Normally I create a recipe to go along with the theme.

This month however I'm just going to share my thoughts on "resolutions" with you. Okay and a recipe at the end. You know I can't help myself.
Resolution, a resolve to change things, make them better, a conscience decision for change. For me, well I grew up being that pessimistic person. Eeyore. The glass is half empty. One day I decided I had been miserable long enough and I became a realistic person. The glass might be half empty but I can refill it. It might be raining but I can wear rain gear or stay in. Realistic. Some still see that as pessimistic. I'm not Susie Sunshine, always smiling, rose colored glasses, the world is round, moving and fantastic. Hogwash! Life sucks sometimes, it's hard, people are mean and rude. That's realistic.
Now you can either have lemons or lemonade. But if life throws lemons at you and doesn't throw water and sugar, you don't have lemonade so throw them back! LOL
Just kidding.
You know all the cliques right? Life is like a bowl of cherries, full of pits. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. And on and on.
Here are my resolutions, my realistic life goals.

First in keeping with my 1st and 2nd resolutions...let's look at pizza. I know, I just went out into left field but stay with me okay?
Pizza...who doesn't love pizza? Well, my youngest son ate his first slice at the age of 13. Yes you read that correctly. A teenager who had never eaten pizza. It wasn't my fault! Lord knows I tried to entice him. Homemade pizza, deep dish pizza, pizza casserole, pizza pasta. Nope, he was having none of it. So what made him eat that first slice? Hunger! He was at youth, had not eaten since early that morning and to be honest was starving, so he broke down and ate a slice. I remember him coming home and saying, "I ate pizza tonight". Good grief Batman I about fell over! I said, "YOU what?" He shrugged and said "yeah I was hungry, it was okay" as he walked in to the kitchen to attack the fridge and all its contents. And so it began. Pizza for us all. YAY! Good thing too because the rest of us LOVED it.
That brings me to NOT keto friendly. I have made the fathead pizza dough, time consuming but delicious. I have made crustless pizza, cauliflower crust pizza, pizza dip, pizza casserole and pizza chicken. All keto friendly. But I miss dough, pizza dough, pizza crust, pizza bones. I do.
It was lunch time, it had snowed, a LOT, I had not been shopping and I was wanting pizza. Oh wait...I remember I used to make pizza poppers! 
Why did I think of them? Because I was watching a movie on TV and they were advertising pizza rolls. So into the kitchen I went.
Now, what to do, how do I make the pizza poppers without flour? Coconut flour will not work, unless you want them dry, crumbly and tasting like coconut. Almond flour would work and I though I might have just enough left.
Hallelujah, it worked!
Keto Pizza Poppers
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
1 TBSP parsley flakes
1 TBSP oregano flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
3/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened original
1 cup shredded Colby/cheddar blend
1 cup chopped/diced pepperoni slices

350 degrees in a greased mini muffin pan, 24, for 15-18 minutes. Pop out, cool and enjoy!
  1. To be the healthiest version of me that I can
  2. To continue to learn about keto and change my habits to better suit what works for me
  3. To move my ass, yeah I know I moved 3 times last year, but I mean exercise
  4. To write more and think about it less
  5. To read more (I used to read 1000 books a year, yes you read that correctly but life has been hectic the last three years, now that it has calmed down. I plan to pick this habit up again)
  6. Create more keto recipes and revamp old favorites
  7. Complain less
  8. Have fun and who cares if someone is watching
  9. Nurture relationships that are worth it and not invest in those that are not.
  10. To stop procrastinating and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done (I'm really bad about this.)
  11. Let my yes be yes and my no be no. Even if folks don't like it. I owe no one an explanation.
  12. Stop worrying about things and people I can not change. 
I'll stop there because I could go on and on but then it would be overwhelming when I reread this later. I'll keep you updated on the progress, discuss how things are going and tell you about any new resolutions that pop up along the way.
My apologies to everyone. My laptop went belly up before all the projects were ready. I have done my best to get everyone added.


  1. Your post made me smile. I am in the same boat regarding many things. If we can't have regular pizza, let's make one that contains ingredients that are allowed and still tastes delicious! And "no means no", why do people always assume we have nothing better to do than making *their* lives better?
    Good luck on your journey, you've come such along way, and the sky is the limit!

  2. What a great idea, if you can't have pizza, these Keto Pizza Poppers will cure that craving.
    And I love your resolution about nurturing relationships that are worth it and not wasting time on those that are not.

  3. I can't imagine a life without pizza. I'm glad you were able to get some back in your life!!

  4. My 6 year old has never had pizza (except when very small and has no memory). You give me hope for the future!