Published : 9 May 2019 15:18:23
Categories : Healthy Recipes
BY ERIN KUH, MBA, RD
Who doesn’t love pizza? If you’re looking for a lower calorie low-carb alternative these two recipes are worth making from scratch. With the average slice of thin crust pizza weighing in around 200 calories depending on toppings and regular crust pizzas containing upwards of 300-500 calories (for a single slice!) with little to no fiber or protein, alternative crusts are worth the effort.
Believe me, I’ve tried half a dozen recipes using cauliflower and zucchini and was about to give up on finding a homemade pizza crust worth eating, that fits my dietary needs, doesn’t involve 10 steps and over an hour to make, and actually holds together like real pizza crust without using a pound of cheese. Here it is, the tried and true, low-carb pizza crust to please your taste-buds and your fitness goals.
I like to top mine with fresh basil, leftover grilled chicken and plenty of veggies. Go light on the sauce to prevent the crust from getting soggy.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes (crust only)
Serving size: 1 slice
Nutrition per serving (crust only):
Calories 170Fat 10 gCarbs 12 gFiber 6 gProtein 9 g
**Tip: Double the recipe and freeze a plain crust. Cook at 350 for 10-15 minutes straight from the freezer.