When structuring a new lifestyle change, it is important to be able to still enjoy your favorite foods. When I deny my body/brain of a food I really want, I naturally strike back, but at a three-fold. Instead of having a grilled cheese sandwich, I would eat three. Instead of one beer, I would have five.
But this disordered way of eating doesn’t have to exist. Finding a substitute is a great way to combat the binge eating. Luckily, for those of us on a low carb diet, we can still have our “cake” and eat it, too. My cake (so to speak) happens to be pizza.
A low carb pizza you say? Yes! You can still enjoy pizza on this new way of eating.
Now, I have very specific for a good pizza crust:
- must be able to hold sauce and toppings
- must be seasoned well
- must not contain a million different ingredients
Now, I’ve tried a few different recipes. Coconut flour, almond flour, flax seed, psyllium husk, etc. and they were ok but…
This low carb pizza can be topped with all sorts of different toppings.
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Want to switch it up? Try topping with these:
- different herbs and spices (basil, oregano, rosemary, chopped garlic)
- veggies (mushrooms, zucchini, peppers)
- alfredo sauce
- garlic butter
- fresh tomatoes
Still have a pizza craving but aren’t in the mood to make an entire low carb pizza?
Macro/Nutrition: For 1/4 Low Carb Pizza crust (no toppings), this come out to roughly 260 calories, 6 carbs, 5 NET carbs, 21 grams of fat , 1 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein per serving!
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- With a hand/stand mixer, beat together together cream cheese, eggs, pepper, garlic powder and parmesan cheese until combined.
- Spread batter into a greased 9x13 cooking dish.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
- Add desired toppings and place back in oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the toppings are heated through.