At the beginning of June Josh and I watched the documentary Fed Up. We were disgusted when we we told how much sugar is packed into our foods, even the so-called “healthy” choices. Since we’ve started our sugar cut-back, Josh has lost over 15 lbs (make that 20 now) (also paired with exercise), my sister-in-law has lost 10 lbs, and I have lost 5 lbs (still breastfeeding)! Here’s a link to the Fed Up movie on Netflix. I know I’m going to be writing a lot more about this in the near future so hold tight for that.
What I’m going to be writing about today is one of the changes we’ve made in order to avoid sugar and things that convert into sugar, ie. carbs. Big surprise- we love pizza. But regular pizza made with all-purpose flour or bread flour is obviously high in carbohydrates which convert to sugar which then converts to fat. BUT we’re not going to give up on pizza THAT easily….
The solution? Gluten free pizza crusts! I have honestly really enjoyed experimenting with these and have been surprised with the results.
I’m going to share my favorite so far: Spinach Pizza Crust.
This is so darn fast and easy. No waiting for the yeast to activate or dough to rise.
- 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 Tbs minced garlic (or one clove fresh)
- 1 ½ tsp basil
- 1 ½ tsp oregano
- Marinara sauce (or regular tomato sauce, or paste)
- **Check the sugar content! Tomato sauce is one of the sneaky places lots of sugar likes to
- Mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite toppings
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Oil whatever you’re going to put the pizza on- pizza stone, pan.
- In a food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients for the crust and blend until liquidy- shouldn’t take long.
- Pour spinach mixture in center of oiled pan and then spread with spatula until thin and even.
- **You’re going to think it’s too liquidy. Don’t worry, it will still cook into a great crust.
- Cook for 7-10 minutes until firm and just starting to brown.
- Add tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings.
- Cook for another 5 minutes or until cheese just starts to brown.
There you go! A fast, easy, gluten free, low carb pizza! Which, I may add, is surprisingly delicious. The first time I made this for Josh he was pretty skeptical but he ended up loving it!
My favorite part is just how easy and quick it is to whip up. And there’s no need to feel guilty after eating it.
I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did. Let me know if you would do anything differently in the comments below!