Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RouxBDoo's Low Carb Pizza

This one is made on a Low Carb Pita Bread.
Hey friends, sorry it has taken me so long to get this recipe out.  I promised you new recipes in the Low-Carb category, so here's one I have been making for a while.  I love pizza, and the key to staying on this diet is finding way to eat the foods you love, the low-carb versions.

Let me start by stating, I love Dollar Tree.  They have great prices, (or a price), and I find some good bargains there.  Like I heard one woman say, "I like the Dollar Tree cause I don't have to get dressed up for some place fancy like Walmart"... OK.

Anyway, "the Tree" is a great place to get some of your ingredients for this pizza.  They have packs of Hormel Pepperoni, (enough for 2 pizzas) for a buck, good deals on canned mushrooms, and they have a spaghetti sauce that has the lowest carbs on the market.  I watch all carbs.  I use the Voletti's Garlic Marinara.  It has 4 net carbs per half cup, and I use less than 1/4th cup for this.

You will also need Low-Carb Tortillas.  These can be found at Walmart or your local grocery store.  I love Mission Carb Balance soft flour tortillas.  They have 6 net carbs each.  I have also used low carb pita or flat breads for my pizzas, some of them are as low as 4 carbs,  Look around and see what's available to you, but I prefer the tortillas.

Your Mozzarella cheese has less than 1 gram per 1/4 cup, I use about a half cup.  The mushrooms are 1 net carb per 1/2 cup.  I use Frigo Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese because it is real parmesan cheese and not whey powder and salt.  Make sure you get whatever brand from the refrigerated section.

So the whole dish has between 11 and 12 carbs, and it's delicious.  So here we go.

1 low carb tortilla - 6g
1/4 cup (or less) of Marinara sauce - 2g
1/2 cup mushroom pieces (can or jar) - 1g
8-10 pepperoni slices - 0g
2 tbs parmesan cheese - 1g
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese - 2g

Be creative with your pizza, just watch carb counts.
Place the tortilla on a small rack or cookie sheet, spread you sauce, mushrooms and pepperoni, and then cover it with cheese.  Simple as that.  a shake of dried Italian herbs and garlic powder over the top and place it in a 350º oven for however long it takes for the cheese to melt on top and brown a bit.

You can toss some spinach leaves onto this, use cooked bacon, sausage, hamburger, or ham as your meat (or all four).  Olives, and other veggies, just know that onions and others do have carbs, but not much for what you're doing.

I think you'll enjoy these little guys for lunch.  This makes up about half of my carbs for the day, I try and stay around 25-30 daily.  Be creative with your low carb lifestyle.  It's the only way to make it a lifestyle and not just a diet.   - Enjoy!