KETO LOW-CARB MEAT LOVER’S PIZZA (HEART HEALTHY)
Keto Low-Carb Meat Lover’s Pizza is one of the dishes we crave. It’s a favorite comfort food for us. I’ve tried the take-out cauliflower crust pizza. It’s tasty, for sure. But the crust is not crunchy. It’s more soggy, even when eaten the moment I hit the car from the take-out pizza joint. I’ve tried the cauliflower crust pizza from several take-out pizza joints. I’ve also tried to prepare it at home, with the same disappointing results. The cauliflower crust is not my preference. Shawn and I lift weights on a regular basis and so are always looking for new ways to increase our daily protein intake. When I found this crust recipe I was excited to try it. We absolutely LOVE the crust. Obviously, the crust is not as crunchy as a wheat-based crust, but it’s firm and crunchy and well worth the work. Simple work, too. The best part is that the crust is that it is mostly protein. If you’re doing the Keto crust and want to buy already shredded mozzarella/provolone, look at the nutritional label to ensure that the shredded cheese has only 1 gram of carbs per ounce of cheese.
The other carbs in this recipe come from the tomato sauce used. Be sure you buy a version with as low sugar as possible or make your own. You’ll need about 1 cup of tomato sauce depending on how much sauce you like. A cup of tomato sauce contains about 16 carbs. If you divide the pizza into 8 slices, that’s 2 grams per slice. What’s important to know is that this pizza is VERY filling. You probably won’t want more than 2 slices…well, that’s what I think! LOL.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LOW-CARB MEAT LOVER’S PIZZA?
Does this Keto Low-Carb Meat Lover’s Pizza rank for nutritional value? For us, the most exciting element of this pizza is the amount of protein we get per slice. Based on this recipe, each slice provides about 28 grams of protein. So, if you eat 2 slices, you get almost 32 grams of protein in this meal. This recipe calls for bacon. If you’re focusing on a Keto Heart Healthy diet, you can substitute the bacon for turkey bacon.
Turkey bacon is a popular alternative to traditional pork bacon, as it is lower in bad saturated fat and calories. A 1-ounce serving of turkey bacon contains about 30-35 calories, which is less than half the calories found in pork bacon. Turkey bacon is also a good source of protein, providing about 3-4 grams per serving. It is generally lower in sodium, too, than pork bacon, which makes it a better option for those watching their salt intake. However, some brands of turkey bacon may contain added sugars and preservatives, so it is important to check the label and choose a brand that is minimally processed. Overall, turkey bacon can be a good option for those looking to enjoy the flavor of bacon while maintaining a healthier diet.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB MEAT LOVER’S PIZZA?
The predominant taste sensations of Keto Low-Carb Meat Lover’s Pizza are fattiness (from the protein and cheese), saltiness from the pepperoni, and tanginess with umami from the tomato sauce.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB MEAT LOVER’S PIZZA?
Lots of taste sensations in this Keto Low-Carb Meat Lover’s Pizza take center stage here. The predominant sensations are fattiness (beef and cheese), tanginess (sauce), and umami (bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms). Choose a red wine with enough weight to match. This is pizza, so save your fine vintages for gourmet fare. Choose an easy-drinking red with smooth texture. Consider Zinfandel, Shiraz, Grenache/Garnacha, Valpolicella, Carmenère, Rioja, Chianti.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
OMG, the Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker is the BEST appliance I’ve bought for myself to support my Keto diet. I stand behind this product 100%. I eat healthy high protein, sugar-free ice cream every night. I experiment with different ingredient combinations all the time. I purchased 5 additional containers so that I can make a week’s worth of ice cream at one time. I’ve made ice cream with cottage cheese and almond milk with protein powder; tofu with almond milk and protein powder; fat-free plain yogurt with almond milk and sugar-free jello and more! The machine shaves frozen pints perfectly with its one-touch programs.. You can prepare ice cream, sorbet, gelato, milkshake, smoothie bowl, lite ice cream and more. Prep your base, freeze overnight, process, and enjoy!
Sometimes it takes more than one spin to get your desired texture. Select the re-spin function if, after processing, you want your processed treat softer and creamier. This unit is ONLY compatible with the Ninja CREAMi NC299 and NC300 pint accessories. It will NOT fit the NC100, NC200 or NC500 Series pints.
With the Ninja Creami you can enjoy healthy treats that taste just as good as regular ice cream loaded in bad saturated fat, sugar, and preservatives.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB MEAT LOVER’S PIZZA?
Here is another version of a Keto Low-Carb fat dough pizza crust:Print