The BEST Snack Ideas to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions ALIVE!!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Bites

Today I am here to help you keep on the right track for your New Year’s resolutions!  One of the hardest things I fight while trying to stick to a diet is my carb craving. I am an absolute CARB JUNKY!! Who’s with me?! One of my favorite foods is pizza and seriously, I would eat it every day for every meal if I knew it wouldn’t make me 300 pounds overnight. Lol. I would have to say pizza is also one of the HARDEST cravings to satisfy with other things. When you want it, you WANT it! It doesn’t help when you’ve had a long day, a million things going on and for $5 you can pick it up “hot” in a drive thru. That is just asking for me to break down. UNTIL NOW! Enter, my pizza snacks made with cauliflower crust. I actually came up with this recipe by finding other things online but eventually developed it into my own. I also started using it for snacks because snacking keeps me from eating three meals at one sitting after I have starved myself all day. (Not a good way to stay healthy!!) One of my favorite options about this is different toppings because my husband and I have different pizza preferences. I am more of a veggies girl and he likes the meats. By doing these little snack bites, we both win! They also stay good in the fridge for a while so you can make a big batch to use for the week or even freeze for another time. Add to that they have just a few simple ingredients you almost always have around the house, and BOOM, an ideal recipe without much effort.


Here’s what you will need:

  • 2 bags (16 oz. each) of frozen cauliflower
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (you can use ANY kind. My favorite had been pepper jack but I honestly use whatever we have in the fridge!)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic salt
  • Pizza sauce (Check to make sure it has low sugar and NOT regular pasta sauce! I chose to use tomato sauce and added my own seasonings like Italian herbs and chopped garlic. This is only because the store I was at did not have pizza sauce and to keep the recipe low in sugar, you can’t use regular paste sauce.)
  • Any toppings you like! I used pepperoni, bacon, sausage, banana peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and orange bell pepper.
  • Muffin pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray

So the first thing to do is prepare the crust. First, throw the cauliflower in a bowl and run water over it for a few minutes.


Next, throw into the blender trying to keep water out. After you have blended for a minute, stir it around and blend again to get most of the chunks out. This does NOT have to be perfectly smooth. Next, take some paper towels and blot off the excess water from the blended cauliflower.IMG_0235 For me, I just put it back into the original mixing bowl and start squeezing the water out. Then take the 3 eggs, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, and garlic salt stirring together with the cauliflower. (Save the other cup of cheese for toppings.)


Spray your muffin pan and place a spoonful of mix to fill half of the muffin cup. Place in a pre-heated 400 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes, or golden brown on top. If you have made the crusts thicker, you may want to broil an additional 5 minutes until you see the top become a golden brown crust.IMG_0232

My Kitchen Helper MaeBelle


Your crust is ready for toppings! Place a spoonful of sauce on the top, and layer away your choice of veggies or meats.




Place back in the oven for 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and voila! Your pizza bites are ready to be devoured!


Looking for more ideas of what you can snack on? Head on over to Healthy Snacks from to find all kinds of ideas to keep you on track! Wondering about some other food hacks that can satisfy those cravings?! Check out the chart below!

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What are YOUR go to snacks to keep you and your family healthy? I would love to hear what your favorites are!  Xoxo, Brooke

Cooking with Brooke!
Cooking with Brooke!


    1. Thanks Shann! Our little piggy knows when I am cooking the good stuff. 🙂 I like this recipe and it’s very different from many out there. Most of the time you have the ingredients already in your house so you can make these very easily. Thank you for pinning! That always makes me feel like someone gave me a huge compliment!

  1. These look delicious! I had to scroll back up because when I was going through the pictures, I thought, “Oh look there is a pig in that picture,” and had to do a double take. MaeBelle is so cute!!

    1. Carbs ar an ADDICTION!!! They turn to sugsr and immediately go to all the wrong places for me. These have really helped me though. Very filling and tastey. Even my husband loves these so they are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

  2. I’m excited to try your cauliflower crust recipe as I recently had to go gluten-free! Let me tell you, being a GF pizza lover is a challenge. My go-to snacks (must be crunchy and savory to ward off chip cravings) are brown rice cakes topped with hummus and thinly sliced cucumbers, or GF bread toasted then spread with a small amount of grass fed butter and topped with thinly sliced radishes and sprinkled with pepper. Neither are quite as exciting as your yummy-looking healthy pizza bites! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh NO!! I am so sorry girl! GF can’t be fun but I am sure am happy my recipe may help get yummy food in your tummy! I hear the GF breads are not great tasting either. You can always make these into bigger sections on a baking pan and use it more like a bread too. I love the idea of the brown rice cakes/hummus/cucumber combo! I’ll def have to try that! Thanks for the great ideas!!

    1. Thanks Laci! Our piggy is almost 5 and we have had her since she was a piglet. She comes running when I am cooking in the kitchen just “in case” a veggie accidently drops on the floor. Ha! You’ll love fixing these snacks! Nutritious, filling and tastey!

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