Low carb pizza is possible and good! Loose weight, eat great! For Diabetics too!

@brokentia (10396)
United States
January 6, 2007 5:01pm CST
Now, if you are my friend, then you should already know by reading many of my responses and discussions that I am on a low carb eating habit to prevent the onset of diabetes that I am already border line on. And with this change of eating habits, I am not allowed to have pizza because it has too many net carbs. So, my craving for pizza still took me to the freezer aisle looking at the South Beach pizza. It is a small personal pizza that had about 28 net carbs. And you know what? I hated it. It tasted horrible to me. But now I have a solution!!!! :) Low carb/Carb control tortillas! They have 10 net carbs per shell. Lightly butter the bottom and place on hot skillet. Spread about 2 Tbls of no sugar added pizza sauce (2 carbs) Add your pepperoni if you like (0 carbs) Cheese (if you like a lot of cheese 2 carbs) Once the bottom is browned, slid onto a cookie sheet and put under a low broil until this nice golden color. Once out, brush edges with butter. Now, you have a much larger pizza for only 14 net carbs!!!!!!!!! And for those trying to loose weight by reducing your carbs, this is a very good cheat for you also. :) Anyone else have any neat low carb tricks? Care to try this?
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42 responses
• United States
6 Jan 07
Great idea I will give it to my mother. She loves pizza and she always wondered why it affected her sugar. When she asked the Doctor they told here it was the carbs. She has been diabetic for almost 10 years and did not know that. so now she will be happy if she is able to eat pizza again. Thank you for the discussion and the idea!! I am sure Momma MEE will thank you also!!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
6 Jan 07
You will just have to be sure to stress to Mamma Mee that she has to use the Carb Control tortillas. :) Because those regular one are insane for a person with diabetes! :) Glad to have been able to help Momma Mee!!!
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• United States
8 Jan 07
Momma Mee thanks you and so do I!!!
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Thank you very much on how to make the low carb pizza.My husband is a diabetic.He will enjoy this.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I'm glad I could help!
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@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I am definitely going to try this! I like the idea of browning the tortilla first so that it doesn't get soggy. I would add veggies to it, also. Low carb dieting has been the only way for me to lose weight and to keep it off. I used to think that Dr. Atkins was a nut case, but he really knew the physiology and what was going on metabolically. He was very radical, but the current trend of "lower carb" and choosing better carbs seems to be the healthiest way to go.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I recently changed it up to putting the topping of green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes on it. It is really good!!!
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• United States
7 Jan 07
This sound very good and will make me go to the store tommorow to buy the ingredients. Low carb is the only way I can lose weight. I've tried all the other diets. Even watching my carbs makes me lose weight, not just the south beach diet.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I have found that even though South Beach is low carb, it isn't as low as it should be to be completely effective.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
6 Jan 07
lo carb pizza kit - eating in a new fashion leads to creativity when you are motivated and determined
You are so creative! So glad you are aware of this condition and are working at improving your diet. Carbohydrate consiousness is good however remember that vegetables should not be restricted no matter if they are classified as carbohydrates. Have you thought of a whole grain pizza? Still I commend your effots. I stand with you as you embark on this new journey!! Take care!!
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I have always loved veggies, so eating veggies has never been a problem. :) I have seen different types of low carb things and kits. But they always seem to be more expensive and they are not to my liking on taste. LOL So, I am having to find ways to get around this. ha ha I love bread, toast, pastas and am just a plain carb-o-holic. ha ha Hence, I need to find substitutes. :) I can even use the Carb Control tortillas as toast. I brush a little bit of butter, toss it under the broiler to brown, then put a little bit more butter on it like toast. It is actually a great sustitute for toast if you cut it up! :)
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Wow. This is very interesting to know and even try. I too am interested in low carb foods and meals and this sounds very good and healthy. Did you make this yourself? Thank you for sharing this with us. I am sure many of us, including myself, will like this. :-)
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Yes, I made it myself. :) That is an actual picture of what I made. That is my pizza! And it was good!!!! :)
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@raveemenon (1072)
• India
10 Feb 07
Nice to read about your recipe and i am really interested since i am a vegeterian. Not because i have any problem now. But i like low carb diet from beginning. Another reason too much cheese and hot preparations make my stomach sick and this one seems to be good. Now the whole world is behind the low carb and nice that you shared it with every one. I am a bad cook and as such I cannot comment more on this!
• United States
7 Jan 07
I have diabetes and love pizza so I'm very happy to see your recipe and will try it soon. Lots of luck on preventing diabetes. It's no fun.
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@imadriscoll (2235)
• United States
7 Jan 07
My mother-in-law recently told me that I need to start working out! Which is true, so I think that one of my first obstacles, besides getting off the couch, is eating healthier and this sounds like a great way to start. I'm a joke food junkie and if I can keep pizza in the diet I'll do much better!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Honey, I saw the pic of you and meedooley wrestling over the bear...you look great!!!! But if you want to get into better health by eating better and moving more, you will benefit for you and your kids. Just be sure to not let what people say effect your self esteem. I know that had to hurt. But I think you look great. And I am sure your hubby (your perfect man) thinks your great too! :) Oh...and if you can keep pizza in that diet and it be healthy...I think it is great too!!! :) I will keep you informed if I come up with anything else. :)
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@medooley (1875)
• United States
7 Jan 07
woah woah woah off there was no wrestling... it was totally domination by me... she had no chance! That being said... This does sound like a neat little pizza trick. I think I this stuff to out grocery list and give it a try.
@shywolf (4529)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Oh, that is awesome! I love pizza and am trying so hard to keep to low carb foods as well because my mother has diabetes and I suspect that I am suffering from symptoms of it as well. But I love pizza! And most pizzas have tremendous amounts of carbs in them because of the heavy breading. Anyway, I will look into your suggestion and see if I can try it out! Thank you! ^_^
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Would you believe after my family saw my pizza, they all wanted to try it for dinner tonight? Everyone loved it! Even the younger children that are extremely difficult to get to get their dinner. LOL They were wanting more! :)
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• United States
7 Jan 07
Thank you for your guidance regarding low carb dieting. I am a carb junkie and have a hard time not eating them. If I can find satisfying food that is lower in carbs that will be the trick for me. Thank you Tia. You are a Goddess.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Such a beautiful compliment! Thank you!!!! I think I should be president of the Carb-o-holics. LOL Hence, this change of eating habit is ery hard and I am having to figure out ways to make myself happy with substitutes. :)
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
7 Jan 07
If you get pizza or tortillas that are whole grain they are healthier for a diabetic because the grain has more fiber, which means the sugars are absorbed more slowly into the bloodstream.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
The Carb Control is whole wheat. :) But they also make white ones too for those that do not like the wheat.
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Thanks for the help. I am going to make it for my momma, she'll love it. She does not like the greasy one's from Pizza Hut. And she is diabetic
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
If she likes pepperoni but not the grease, get the turkey pepperoni. It tastes great but no grease. :)
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Thank you for your information as I have diabetics and I like to read what you have here to help me with my diabetics. So thank you very much for your pizza receipe I will try it once I know some more I will post them to mylot
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I will be sure to check out your discussions!!! I look forward to seeing some more diabetic diet help!
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@medooley (1875)
• United States
7 Jan 07
For give me Tia as I know nothing about nutrition and the like... But why do you not put any hamburger in this? Does hamburger have a lot of carbs? I know I could figure this out, but I figurd I would just ask you as you know all, and tell all!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I do not know all. LOL trust me, there is much more out there I want to learn. And I certainly do not tell all. Because if I did, I could bring out some serious emotions in people. LOL Hamburger does not have carbs. Why don't I use hamburger with my pizza? Because I don't like it and can not digest it. But, you can use any meat you would like with this pizza. :P
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• India
7 Jan 07
Crust: 1 1/2 cups soy flour 3 eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup club soda 1 teaspoon salt Sauce: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 cup diced red onion 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 3 large Roma tomatoes, diced 8 ounces no sugar added tomato sauce 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (may substitute Italian seasoning for dried herbs) 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Toppings: 24 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 8 ounces pepperoni slices 1/2 cup crumbled Italian sausage, cooked 1/2 cup diced Parma ham 1/3 cup julienned red bell peppers 1/3 cup julienned green bell peppers 1/3 cup julienned red onion 2 portobello mushroom caps, sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Pinch dried oregano Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Make the crust: Generously spray 2 (12-inch) pizza pans with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together all of the crust ingredients to make a smooth, thick, pancake-like batter. Using a rubber spatula, spread the batter as thin and evenly as possible over the 2 pans. Place pizza crusts on center racks of the oven and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and firm to touch. Remove crusts from oven and increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, make the sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, heat olive oil and then sweat onions and garlic in oil, cooking just until softened and translucent. Add diced tomatoes and the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 2 minutes. Compile the pizzas: Spread the tomato sauce and then the mozzarella cheese evenly over both crusts. Top 1 pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and ham, and top the other with the bell pepper strips, onions, and mushrooms. Lightly sprinkle 1 tablespoon olive oil over each pizza, and sprinkle each with a dash of dried oregano. Place the pizzas back in the oven to bake for another 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese melts and starts to brown. Cut each pizza into 8 slices.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Your recipe is not low carb. It still involves too many carbs. Soy flour has 24 net carbs for every cup used. So, for just the soy flour, that is 36 net carbs. Not including everything else you put into that. Please, next time contribute to the discussion instead of just posting a recipe because you thought it would pertain to the topic. It did not.
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@cowlady (270)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I ate verything except carrots, bananas, rice pasta and potatoes and everything else i tried to get in sugarfree. there are alot more sugarfree choices now then there were when i did the low carb thing. i guess i did a combo of atkins and suzanne sommers.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Instead of posting twice for that extra credit, you could comment on someone else's response and then you could stay everything you wanted to say in one descussion.
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• Philippines
7 Jan 07
wow where can i get lowcarb pizza?? I love pizza and I'm craving for it!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Jan 07
If you read the details of the discussion, you will find out how to make it.
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@mbs730 (2155)
• Canada
7 Jan 07
Thank you for sharing this. There is a pizzeria around where I live which is called "Pizza Lean" and it's great. Only whole wheat dough is made, with low fat and low cholesterol cheese, little bit of olive oil and the pepperoni is made of turkey and the bacon is made of chicken. Much healthier than most pizzas around.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I used the turkey pepperoni too. It tastes great and the same. Just minus the grease. :) Which makes it much nicer for my belly to handle.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
12 Feb 07
Thax so much I am going to try this for sure. My husband was diagnosed a couple months ago with type 2 and he hated the South Beach one as well. I'm not going to tell him where I got the recipe from, because he will make marriage a proposal to you:)) He is so frustrated and depressed sometimes, so if something like this comes along he is going to be out of control:)