Low-Carb Healthy Pizza
Pizza-who can ask for better comfort food?!
I can’t stress enough, how important it is to substitute healthy versions for junk food if you want long-term weight-loss.
The thought that I could never eat pizza again would make me depressed enough to wallow in a self-pitying gorge for quite some time. Please avoid my mistakes, and know the following:
Pizza itself is not horribly unhealthy-it’s the junk they put into it that makes it that way.
- Insulin-spiking, gluten & phytic acid containing pro-inflammatory wheat flour
- Physiologically damaging chemical preservatives
- Cheap, unhealthy oils
The healthier versions of each will not detract from the flavor of the pizza.
Many people in fact, prefer the healthier version over the unhealthy.
That said, it is important to know that cured meats like pepperoni (recommended in this recipe) can contain nitrates (you’d want to use these as sparingly as possible). Things like the grass-fed butter, olive oil, fresh veggies, mushrooms, and herbs, on the other hand, are extremely healthy.
Without further delay, let’s do this recipe:
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cage-free eggs
- 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter, melted
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 6-oz can tomato paste
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup virgin (or extra virgin) olive oil
- 1 minced clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspooon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried (or fresh) oregano
- 1/2 tablespoon dried basil (or one bunch fresh, chopped)
Have fun here! Take your pick between:
- 3/4 cup mozzerella cheese (raw, organic of possible)
- 3/4 cup pepperoni
- 1/2 cup cooked italian sausage crumbles
- fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
- 1/2 cup onion
- 1/2 cup olives
How You’ll Do It:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Start your crust by mixing together wet ingredients in large mixing bowl. Next, add spices until well-mixed. Then, slowly stir in flour and continue to mix until a batter forms.
On large greased baking sheet, place the dough onto it. Lightly press the dough out until it becomes a thin (about 1/4″-1/2″) pizza-style crust. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Once done, lower oven temp to 375, and set aside crust until sauce/topping ready to pour onto it.
While crust is baking, mix together all sauce ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
After crust is out of oven, spoon sauce overtop, and finish by adding whichever toppings you choose. Put in middle shelf in oven and bake 8-12 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and brown.
Oh yea, don’t forget that it’s actually pretty healthy, too :)
BTW-Have you tried this recipe? Thinking of doing it?
Please leave your thoughts below!