When I first started on this ‘Keto Diet' journey, I was so confused. Luckily there were many nice people to help, but all of the information I needed was basically strewn all over the internet in various places. I even bought books about keto (nutritional ketosis), but some of them were too “sciencey” for me, or they were WAY too basic. I liked the science, but I needed something from a REAL person's point-of-view… someone that has struggled like I have. I also needed detailed instructions, not just generalities…
The other night I had a bunch of pizza toppings available, but I was too tired and hungry to make any of my wonderful low carb pizza crusts. So I just made a crustless version of pizza for a very quick yet satisfying dinner! You could even take this to work for lunch pretty easily…
Here it is… the Holy Grail of low carb pizza crusts! I bow down to you my cheesy, almond flour disc of goodness! If you prefer a chewy/crispy gluten free crust, read on for a great recipe… no actually TWO recipes, because I experimented with an even lower carb almond flour version of the Holy Grail, with great results! You can definitely fool the wheat eaters in your life with this recipe… it tastes amazingly like the real thing.
At great risk of showing my complete nerdiness (and maybe too great of attention to detail), I have a prepared a summary post for you on all of the low carb pizza crust recipes that I have cooked lately. Please see below for all of the dirty details on which one is better than the other. WHICH ONE will be the winner of this low carby, grain free contest? Read on to find out!
I got the idea to “keto-ize” this super easy chocolate mousse from a recipe that I saw linked from the Lifehacker site. This is a great dessert for a ketogenic diet because it stretches 1 stevia sweetened chocolate bar into 3 really nice sized satisfying servings. Also you don't really need any additional sweetener, although you could add more if you wanted to. Sometimes, simpler can be better! I made this recipe as-is and the result was fabulous, barely sweet with my favorite brand of stevia sweetened chocolate. The fina sugar free dessert is both dense and fluffy, which is a very pleasing combination!
Best yet, this dessert is only 4.5 net grams of carbs per serving, which are from the sugar alcohols. I eat 1/3 of this recipe at a time and it does not kick me out of ketosis. Try it with some marcona almond slivers and celtic sea salt sprinkled on the final product, it's amazing!
In the past 3 years I've researched and tried many different weight loss approaches, including those in the Eat Fat Lose Fat book in which this blog was founded. I've found that a hybrid approach finally has helped the pounds start melting off! Here is my first post that describes my journey and where I'm at right now. Enjoy!
My family was super hungry waiting for cauliflower crust pizza to finish the other night, so I made them this ‘appetizer' in about 5 minutes. Pepperoni chips with cream cheese could even be served as a first course at an informal party such as superbowl, or used in a fat fast! It even makes a good very low carb quick lunch with a side salad. I will be bringing this to the next party I go to so I will have a paleo/primal keto snack that I can eat!
I love coconut milk SO. MUCH. I also live in berry country (Pacific Northwest), and practically live in the middle of a berry farm. Combine these two, freeze them, and you have a wonderful sweet (but not too sweet), low carb and satisfying dessert for hot summer nights!