Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {Low-Carb!}

Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {low-carb} | FitCakery.com

Conundrum:  How to deal with carb-cravings when you’re trying to stick to a low-carb diet (or just eat less carby junk in general)? 

Technically, going to a bakery and inhaling deeply for five minutes contains zero carbs, and is super delightful.  On the downside, cravings often seem to increase after this, and when so near the main concern, this can be problematic.

Distracting oneself with kitten videos is usually less of an issue in the short run.  Still, it doesn’t take long for hunger pangs to come back, which need to be addressed some way or another…

Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {low-carb} | FitCakery.com

Which brings me to the real solution.  Have pizza.  Low-carb, quicker than delivery, delicious, satisfying pizza, that is.

If you can make a quesadilla (you know you can!) you can make this wonderous culinary creation as well.

This little recipe has saved me from many a dietary pitfall in the past, and continues to rescue me through my low-carb phase now, so I’m now sharing it with you to help cure your carb cravings! Have a slice or five!

Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {low-carb} | FitCakery.com

Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {Low-Carb}

Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {low-carb} | FitCakery.com

Makes 1 pizza

Ingredients:

  • 6 large pepperoni**
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive or coconut oil
  • 1 high-fiber tortilla*
  • 1 heaping T. tomato paste, or sauce if you prefer
  • Black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried or fresh oregano, and red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 oz cheese, like Monterey Jack or feta
  • 1 handful arugula or your favorite greens

*La Tortilla Factory makes great ones – get the medium (80 calories) or small (50 calories!)

**and/or your favorite veggies, lightly sautéed or roasted

Directions:

  1. In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, lightly crisp the pepperoni and be sure to sauté any veggies you want to top the pizza with ahead of time (minus the greens.)
  2. Spread the tomato paste on top of the tortilla.
  3. Drop the 1 tsp. oil into the pan and swirl to coat.  Make sure the oil is hot before you place the tortilla, plain side down, onto the pan.  While the tortilla begins to crisp, top with seasonings, cheese, and crisped pepperoni and/or other toppings, then top with the greens.
  4. Place the lid over the pan to help slightly wilt the greens, just for a minute or two, before they get too soft.
  5. Remove the pizza to a cutting board or plate and cut into slices.  (I find kitchen shears actually do the best job!)

Nutrition facts for entire recipe (using a large low-carb tortilla): 402 calories; 30 g fat; 20 g carbs; 10 g fiber (for 10 net carbs); 20 g protein