One of the most regrettable aspects of dieting is giving up the sinful foods we love to eat the most: burgers, burritos, ice cream, pizza – the list goes on far too long. However, the benefits of better-fitting clothes, body confidence, and longevity far outweigh (no pun intended) the emotional cost of giving up our strongest cravings.
Hold on to your iPhone because we have news for you, and it is a total game-changer: there’s a pizza recipe out there that not only helps you lose weight but is also insanely delicious. No, really. In fact, most people who try it prefer it to normal pizza. We’re referring to Fat Head Pizza, a recipe that has become a singular phenomenon in the food world.
If you’re on a diet, pizza is a huge no-no. Fat Head Pizza, however, is a low-carb version that is perfect for anyone who is on Atkins, Paleo, or Keto. It is made with everyday ingredients and combined in a way to create a crust that mimics the real thing. The best part is that Fat Head Pizza is an ideal foundation for any style of pizza you might desire, which means you can really make it your own. We prefer a white-pie version with figs and arugula, but the topping combinations are endless.
Whether you’re a plain cheese kind of gal or an adventurous all-meat supreme lover, Fat Head Pizza can be adapted in any way you see fit. Not only will this recipe work within the framework of even the strictest diet, but it is also very fast and easy to make. One slice breaks down to 203 calories, 2.4 grams of carbs, and 11 grams of protein – and trust us, this filling recipe means you won’t even be able to eat more than two. Bonus: You can adapt the recipe to make rolls, biscuits, or flatbread.
Fat Head Pizza
- 170g grated mozzarella cheese
- 85g almond meal/flour
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 egg
- Pinch of salt, to taste
- ½ tsp dried rosemary/garlic or other spices/seasonings (optional)
- Your choice of toppings
Mix the shredded cheese and almond flour in a microwaveable bowl. Add the cream cheese. Microwave on high for one minute.
Stir, then microwave on high for another 30 seconds.
Add the egg, salt, rosemary, and any other seasonings, then mix gently.
Place in between two pieces of parchment paper and roll into a circular pizza shape. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper. If the mixture hardens and becomes difficult to work with, pop it back in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds to soften again, but not too long or you will cook the egg.
Make fork holes all over the pizza base to ensure that it cooks evenly.
Slide the parchment paper with the pizza base onto a baking tray or pizza stone, and bake at 220°C for 12 to 15 minutes, or until brown.
To make the base really crispy and sturdy, flip the pizza over (onto the parchment paper) once the top has browned.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and add all the toppings you like. Make sure any meat is already cooked as this time as the pizza goes back into the oven just to heat up the toppings and melt the cheese. Bake again at 220°C for five minutes.