Sunday, September 16, 2012

Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Carb - Great Tasting Pizza

As anyone on a diet can tell you, pizza is terrible for you.

The crust is a big pile of sugar, the cheese is full of fat (as are many of the ingredients) and you eat way to much of it at one sitting.  But it tastes so good!

Most diet options are bad options that don't really satisfy the craving for pizza.

The hardest place to start is the crust - most diet crusts are not really crusts, and don't really satisfy.  We just found one that does - a thin crust, whole heat, low fat, low sugar pre-made crust - from Wisconsin!

Golden Home Bakery makes a 100% whole grain, thin thin thin pizza crust.  One serving - which is a third of the pizza, not a tiny slice, is 130 calories, 1.5g fat, 25g carb, 4 g fiber and only 1 gram sugar.  Not great for you, but really pretty good.

The best part is - it tastes great!  I mean it is a good crust that holds up well and is a real "cracker" crust - which is my favorite.

Smear on a little sauce (go edge to edge - if you don't the edges get too crispy), add toppings (go cooked onions and mushrooms, thin sliced tomatoes, a little italian sausage (turkey or chicken!), some basil from the garden, a dusting of cheese (just a dusting - no layering it on), some penzey's pizza seasoning - bake for 12-14 minutes at 450 degrees...Tastes great.  I mean it really does.

You can have pizza and not kill your diet.  Purchased at Gordy's in Eau Claire - Birch Street.

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