As someone with Type 2 Diabetes, the word "pizza" might ring some alarm bells.
You might think you aren't "allowed" to enjoy this common household favorite, you can only eat the toppings, or you have to purchase expensive cauliflower crusts.
But you CAN enjoy this tasty pie without having a spike in your blood sugar. This recipe will show you how.
The trick for eating pizza
Usually pizza is a high carb, high fat, low fiber food. A combination that is a real whirlwind for blood sugars.
This recipe is low in fat and moderate in carbohydrate, with just 31 grams in a fourth of a pizza. A typical pizza has about 65 grams in the same serving!
There are 4 grams of fiber per serving, making it a good source of fiber. This nutrients stabilizes blood sugar to prevent a spike into the "danger zone".
The real trick to eating pizza responsibly though, is to have plenty of veggies with it. These fill you up and add a ton of nutrition, causing you to eat less and feel great with a proper portion of pizza.
My tip: add a simple salad or roasted broccoli alongside your pizza.
Let's get to the pizza
Now you might be thinking - Greek yogurt in a pizza crust?! The truth is, it's delicious and soft, and you won't believe until you try it!
Whole wheat flour provides fiber, vitamins and minerals. Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt adds protein and calcium to the crust, without adding extra calories or fat.
Simply mix the 2 together and knead it gently to form a nice dough, and you have a crust! No time consuming leavening process or bread maker necessary.
Here's the recipe
Mix 1 1/3 C whole wheat flour with 1 C plain, nonfat Greek yogurt using a spoon. Gently knead it together to form a dough. Spread on a baking sheet with nonstick spray, using a rolling pin to create the crust. I like to pinch the dough around the edges to give a little edge to the crust.
Bake in the oven for 3-4 minutes at 425F.
Take out the crust and add your toppings. Use any kind of red sauce you prefer, and low-fat mozzarella cheese. Additional toppings can include vegetables, proteins, and herbs.
Here are some options:
Ground turkey of beef
Place back in the oven for 10-12 minutes until toppings are browned as desired.