This past weekend was my friend’s birthday and she wanted to have a small get together. Unfortunately, she was also cutting weight for an upcoming strongman contest.
In fact, all of the attendees for this particular get together were all cutting weight for their respective contests. Anyone who has ever “dieted” around a special event knows that nothing sucks the fun out of a party like eating restrictions. So what do you do when everyone including the guest of honor is on a meal plan and their nutrition coach (yours truly) is invited?
You eat piza obviously (don’t lie to yourself, pizza is always the answer, it doesn’t matter the question).
The crust is made from ground chicken, grated parmesan and all purpose flour; it looks like actual pizza crust and makes a pretty satisfying substitute when you just don’t have a lot of carbs in your calorie budget.
Here’s your new favorite low carb recipe-
Chicken Protein Pizza
Servings: 8 slices
257 calories per slice
40g Protein, 7.5g Carbs, 8.3g Fat
46oz *Seasoned ground chicken
70g flour (I used all purpose)
46g Grated Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Basil (optional)
1oz Diced tomato (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray
2Tb *Seasoned Tomato Paste
1 1/3c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Seasoning Mix (for both the crust and tomato paste)
Equal parts salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley and dried oregano to taste (approx ¼- ½ tsp of each)
Preheat the oven to 450. Spray a pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray (3-4 second spray). Mix the ground chicken, flour, Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil until evenly combined then press “the dough” evenly into the pan in a flat, thin layer. Cook the crust for 25 minutes. While the crust is cooking, mix the tomato paste with water and seasoning blend (to taste). Remove the crust from the oven, pat it down with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture then spoon on the sauce and add your toppings. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.
Feel free to eat more than once slice!
With Chorizo and Salami: