I know I’ve blogged about pizza before, but I’m excited to bring you a completely different spin on the traditional pie.  The last recipe I posted used a store-bought crust, but this one includes a super easy crust recipe that I got from a another friend in fitness, Jennie-Laurie.  She has dedicated a lot of time to creating low carb versions of many foods because her husband is a Type 1 diabetic.  If you do as she says in her video (linked) the crust really creates a nice tasty base to your homemade pizza pie!

Ingredients for crust:  (play this video to see Jennie-Laurie explain the crust while making it)

  • 1 Tbsp butter (to make Paleo, JL Crustsubstitute coconut or olive oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp flax meal (flaxseed made into a flour like texture/meal)
  • 2 Tbsp almond meal
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Italian seasonings – I used 1/8 tsp each of thyme, oregano, savory, marjoram, basil, sage, rosemary
  • Pinch of salt

Directions for crust:

  • Melt butter or coconut oil
  • Add egg to butter/oil and beat until mixed
  • Add all other ingredients and mix well
  • Using a spatula, spread gooey mixture onto a small plate (I used a side salad plate) – try to spread evenly and thinly
  • Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes
  • Use a knife to loosen the edges from the plate and remove
  • Before making pizza with the crust, toast it in a toaster oven for 1.5 to 2 minutes – until just slightly crisp

For the pizza you can use whatever veggies and lean meat you enjoy PhotoGrid_1400804564568– you can even let
each person in the family customize their own (yes, this takes a little planning and more
work, but it also gets others involved in the process which can be fun).  For the pizza you see in the pictures to the right, here are the ingredients (portions are given per personal pizza)

Ingredients for pizza:

  • 50g zucchini, sliced thin and quartered (about 1/4 medium zucchini)
  • 50g white mushrooms, chopped (about 1/4 C)
  • 50g yellow onion, sliced thin (about 1/4 C)
  • 25g red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/8 C)
  • 1/2 piece Boar’s Head thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 C pizza sauce without sugar
  • 1/4 C pizza mix cheese
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced

Directions for pizza:

  • Spray a hot skillet with olive oil
  • Add all veggies except cherry tomatoes
  • Saute until desired doneness – about 3-5 minutes – but not too soft because they’ll continue to soften when you bake the pizza to melt the cheese
  • Spread pizza sauce on toasted pizza crust and then top with all ingredients
  • Pop in 350* oven for 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted to your liking
  • Cut and enjoy!

This meal’s macros don’t fit into the RDI (recommended daily intake) like my recipes usually do, but don’t worry too much about that.  This isn’t something you’ll be eating often, so just choose healthy, fresh ingredients and enjoy it.  Note that most of the fat is coming from the healthy fats in the almond and flax meals.

Approximate macros for 1 personal pizza:  495 calories, 28g carbs, 10g sugar, 34g fat, 24 protein

Macronutrient breakdown: 21% carbs, 60% fat, 19% protein

Click the recipe card below for a printable version of both recipes!

Pizza Receipe Card

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