Crustless Pizza

Quick and easy CRUSTLESS PIZZA

…is Keto-Friendly. Crustless pizza is easy to make and cuts out a few additional carbs & you can add your preferred veggies.

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(similar to crustless pizza)

Crustless pizza ingredients and tools:

  1. One and a half cups of mozzarella shredded cheese.
  2. Half cup of pizza sauce (pasta or tomato).
  3. Approximately 1/3 of a cup more or less of each of your chopped toppings: Use up to 3 toppings the first time so you can get an idea of how they cook. Toppings can include pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, sausage, spinach, etc.
  4. No-stick pan or cover baking pan with parchment paper. Size should be comparable to a large dinner plate.

The process:

  1. Heat the oven to 450 and make sure it reaches 450 before placing the pizza inside.
  2. Spread the shredded cheese over the bottom of the pan.
  3. Use a spoon to spread the sauce lightly and thinly over the layer of cheese.
  4. Optional – sprinkle some cayenne pepper or garlic powder over the sauce.
  5. Add your meat.
  6. Add your veggies.
  7. Optional – Sprinkle a tablespoon of more cheese.
  8. Cook it by placing the pan in the oven for 12 to 20 minutes and be sure to monitor as not all stoves work the same. Select the tray inside the oven that puts the bottom of the pan closest to the heat. The edges should brown and as the cheese melts the toppings will cook and merge. Once cooked the ingredients should not be completely liquid. The cheese on the bottom will firm into a crust-like surface. If it is very liquid you may want to cook longer or use less cheese or sauce next time. Allow the pizza to cool down to room temperature before using a pizza slicer to separate it into slices.

This is just another great twist on traditional fast food where you get a great tasting meal with fewer carbs and calories.

**Very Keto or Vegan Friendly based on your toppings

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5 foods that help curb sugar cravings:

Low Carbohydrates – Sugar-Free – Easy to Prepare 

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  1. 2 Boiled Eggs sprinkled with sea salt.
  2. Small can of Fatty Fish Tuna/Salmon mixed with mayo on celery sticks.
  3. ½ cup of raw Nuts – Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans
  4. 1 serving of cooked Meat  (chicken, turkey, etc) topped with melted cheese.
  5. 1 medium-sized Avocado.

Sometimes the most difficult part of eating healthy is controlling the cravings. This is a shortlist of easy go-to food combos that will help satisfy you for hours.  Please share what works for you in the comments.

How to make a FLAVOR-FILLED CHEESEBURGER

How to make a

FLAVOR-FILLED CHEESEBURGER

 

 Burgers are good when you stick to the basic bun with mayo, ketchup, and mustard. But who doesn’t love adding more flavor? Typically ground beef  tastes best but there are plenty of substitutes like turkey,  chicken, and even vegan mixes that you can manipulate to create your flavor-filled cheeseburger

What you will need: 

1 1b of ground beef (or your substitute)

1 medium-size cast-iron skillet

1medium size white onion

1 bell pepper

2 tablespoon of butter

1 jalapeno

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2  chopped cloves of garlic

For this adventure use the large cast-iron skillet, slice and sauté the onion, and bell pepper on medium heat in 2 tablespoons of butter. Separately, chop up 1 medium jalapeno pepper, add the sea salt,  cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Mix the seasonings together and then mash those seasonings into your meat.  Divide and shape the meat into 3 or more burger patties and place them in the skillet with the onions and bell peppers. Cook the patties until done, approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side then add a slice (or two) of cheddar cheese on top.

(It is suggested that you let the meat rest for a few minutes to keep those juices inside and enhance the flavor. )

So, put some cheddar on the burger and let it rest. Place cheese on both pieces of the bun and broil in the oven for 2 minutes. Once they have cooked then prepare your bottom bun with mayo, dark greens, and tomatoes.  Put the burger on and then add the sautéed onions and peppers. Lastly, add the other half of the bun. 

If you have a way of making burgers that you’d like to share please share in the comments below or submit a guest post.

***Keto-friendlier – use lettuce for a bun.