Pizza is one of those foods that you are supposed to abandon when following a strict bodybuilding diet, and you should probably ditch when just trying to be healthy in general. It’s considered a “cheat food” and you can’t just have one slice! Pizza is addictive, and delicious, and it’s everywhere… the company party, your kid’s birthday, football night, the food court, and it can be delivered straight to your house any time you want! Resisting the urge to pizza is hard to do, I totally get it. But when you deny yourself a craving for an extended period of time, most people eventually end up binging on that food, undoing all their hard work for the week, and then experience intense regret. There must be a better way… Alternative pizza crust recipes are nothing new, and cauliflower crust is the most popular from what I’ve seen. Paleo enthusiasts have been making cauliflower-everything in an attempt to indulge their carb cravings. But right now, squash is in season! Summer squash, including yellow squash and zucchini, is lower in carbs and calories than cauliflower. It has a neutral taste that can easily replace the bread in your pizza crust, with the addition of folate and Vitamin C. So not only are you making a low-carb pizza, you get a full serving of vegetables in the crust plus the vegetables you add as toppings! Pizza cravings are not about the crust, they are about the cheese and your favorite toppings. I made this pizza with mushrooms, onions, olives, turkey pepperoni, and garlic. But you can easily substitute shredded chicken, ham and pineapple, jalapenos, or whatever pizza toppings your heart desires! You can eat the whole pizza for the same amount of calories of one slice of Domino’s. Really! Using at least 10oz of zucchini, and getting as much water out of the zucchini as possible are the most important factors in making this crust. Leaving too much water will result in a soggy crust. But if you squeeze all the excess water out, the crust will come out firm, crispy, and easy to handle! You’ll totally forget you’re eating an entire zucchini. This recipe is in regular rotation at my house. I love that I can get multiple servings of vegetables into such a large meal that tastes like a real cheat food. Try it out and let me know what you think!