Friday, January 20, 2012

Protein Cheese Crust/ Bread - Low Carb

Maintaining a healthy low carb, high protein diet can be a challenge but with a bit of culinary creativity almost anything is possible -- even pizza crust or bread. This is one of my favorite adaptations.

2 cups low or no fat shredded cheese
(choose your favorite – I use no fat cheddar and sometimes no fat mozzarella)
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.

2. Mix cheese, eggs, coconut flour and baking powder together until a sticky wet dough is formed. Spread with a spatula or with dampened hands to about ¼ inch thickness, if making as a pizza crust. (For bread, shape into a loaf.)

3. Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Halfway through the baking process, flip it over. Return to oven until done baking. (If baking a bread loaf, check for doneness with a toothpick. Pierce the loaf with the pick to the center and if the pick is clean when you take it out, then it is done.)

4. Remove from oven, slide off of parchment paper, and flip over again for cooling.5. Once crust is cooled, top with sauce, pre-cooked veggies, meats and/or cheese. Set crust with toppings under the broiler on high for a minute or two until cheese is melted and bubbly. Slice and serve. (Or you can also allow to cool and use as bread substitute. I have used it to make sandwiches.)

Adapted from the original source

Healthy pizzas and sandwiches are a great addition to your meal plans. Happy eating.

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