Fitness Fridays: My Love Letter to Carbs (Pizza Soup Recipe)

I love most carbs. Heck, I love all carbs. I’m not sure I have ever come across a carb I didn’t like. I love when I’m training for a longer race and get to eat all more of the carbs. I’m talking about those good, white, nothing-really-healthy carbs here!

The problem is: carbs like me, too. They like to hang around as fat. Let me just say before some peoples’ underwear get in a bunch – I don’t want a lesson on how your body processes carbs. I KNOW HOW IT DOES IT! I know the science behind it, I will talk about it for hours.

But most people don’t want to hear the science behind it. Plus, talking about carbs in the health/fitness world is like a political debate at my momma’s table between me the sister and the brother; it can get ugly FAST!

So, yea, me and carbs- it’s a love/hate thing. All this leads up to basically saying:  here is a low carb soup my family will eat. Please know I do not have my boys follow any type of “diet”, but when I can cut down on my meal prep and help the grocery budget out by feeding us all the same thing, I do!

I call this Pizza Soup, so my kids will eat it, but really it is like a tomato soup, and  with  the cauliflower it’s very filling.

Here is how you make it…

(Or just skip this and I have the steps at the bottom.)

Take a head of cauliflower and chop it and throw it in a pot. Boil it  until it is nice and soft.

Take a head of cauliflower and chop it and throw it in a pot. Boil it until it is nice and soft.


After it is finished cooking, put the cauliflower into a blender. I poured the water it cooked in into the blender to help it blend. I then added more water until I had reached a consistency I liked.

Next, I poured my cauliflower back into the empty pot it had cooked in.  I added two cans of organic tomato sauce. The cans I used were 8ounces. Rookie mistake- I have no picture of this step. If you get completely lost, please email me ( and I can send some reenactment pictures.


I say add a heaping teaspoon of these( Garlic Powder, Basil, Oregano, Parsley) to the soup. Now, I like garlic and parsley better than the other two, so I added a little more of those.

Stir everything really well and let it cook for awhile on low.


Serve it up with some turkey pepperonis and pizza cheese and, there it is, Pizza Soup!



The boys added some cheddar bunnies to their soup along with the cheese and turkey pepperonis.

Ok -some hints: I do not have a fancy blender (or even a good blender) and it can make this soup.  And as far as the seasoning goes, use what you have on hand or what you like.  I hope y’all enjoy this as much as my crew did.

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Also the plug for Instagram: @fitnessfridays23!! I post workouts!!

3 thoughts on “Fitness Fridays: My Love Letter to Carbs (Pizza Soup Recipe)

  1. What an interesting soup. I love the idea of it and mostly the name. Bravo to ya and Thank you for another good eats to add to my lists of favorite foods (soups) Carbs and I too have a love, hate relationship. I love all carbs, but they make me plump too. So I must watch what I eat as well.. Take care and Happy blogging to ya…


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