No more cauliflower! 😑
Personally, cauliflower pizza crusts really don’t do it for me. I’ve never had one I liked. But I love pizza. There’s something about parenting two children under the age of 4 that has given me an all-new appreciation for the cheesy joy and serenity of pizza. Oh yes, I know exactly what it is! Comfort eating fuel after chasing them around the house all day, answering a thousand incessant weird questions, and potty training! Give me all the pizza. But, as you and I both know so well, pizza (as a person with diabetes) is not our friend. The perfect combo of all that cheesy fat and rich carbo-licious bread creates the perfect storm of blood glucose nightmares. Yep, you know the ones I'm talking about: you bolus too quickly for your 'za and shoot down low for hours. Or, you don't time it just right, and eight hours later you are riding so high (and dry, literally). So how can I still love pizza, when there's this much to lose? Easy! Low-carb pizza for the win. 🥇
Here are 3 deliciously easy pizza recipes that are supremely low-carb and so worth it.
3 Ingredient Flourless Cheese Breadsticks or Pizza Crust from Kirbie’s Cravings
This one is so easy. Too easy! You’ll look at the ingredients and the directions and think, “Low-carb pizza crust can’t be this easy and still taste this good!” But it does. All you need are eggs, a bag of shredded mozzarella, herbs (basil, oregano, parsley), and a food processor. I’ve also tried making a double batch and storing one in the freezer. I go ahead and roll it out, have it prepped & ready to go, and it works perfectly for a quick homemade pizza performance! Kirbie’s recipe is by far the easiest and fastest if you’re looking for the pizza experience without spiking your blood sugar.
Almond Flour Pizza Crust from King Arthur Flour
If you don’t want to eat as much cheese as Kirbie’s recipe calls for (because you’ll also be putting cheese on top of the crust, along with your other toppings 🧀🧀🧀), Arthur's recipe calls for a few more ingredients. It does not contain cheese in the actual crust, and it's a good mix of flatbread crust on the edges with a thin-crust, chewy texture on the inside. It’s extremely simple — I didn’t even mix the dry ingredients first, I just dumped everything into a bowl and mixed it with my KitchenAid! I recently made this one with my favorite “white pizza” toppings: olive oil, garlic, cheese, salt, and tons of red onions. Even my carb-eating, gluten-loving husband enjoyed it! 😮