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3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)



3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

3 Ingredient Grain Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free) made with no cauliflower and no eggs and no oven needed! This quick, easy and fool-proof recipe is made stovetop, and is firm, low carb, chewy and perfect to load with toppings!

With vegetable based pizza crusts in abundance, you’ll never fail to find one. The problem lies in how durable they are, how ‘real’ of a crust it is, and how NON-time consuming they are. When I first made this 3 Ingredient sweet potato pizza crust, I knew I had found my new, favorite low carb veggie-based pizza crust.

Having tried the cauliflower pizza crust, I wasn’t the biggest fan, especially with the amount of effort and time it took to make it. In all honestly, it was a glorified veggie back- You couldn’t pick it up, and it definitely couldn’t fool you into thinking it was a pizza.

While I’ve shared a low carb pizza crust and low carb pizza base recipe on here, these are designed for loading with toppings. The base in itself isn’t something you’d actively choose to enjoy on its own. However, this sweet potato version is easy, fool proof, and made stovetop!

Here is a little sneak peak of the original version…Still low carb, still cauliflower-less!

Say hello to your new favorite vegetable based pizza crust using just THREE easy ingredients!

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Sometimes when we are chatting about ideas for these monthly savory posts (because if it’s not ice cream or chocolate the more minds the merrier when it comes to brainstorming!) Arman will throw out an idea with great confidence that my brain just cannot fathom working in real life. This was one of those occasions. The conversation went something like…

Arman: How about a sweet potato pizza crust with mashed sweet potato and coconut flour?

Me: So basically you want me to make mashed potatoes and then turn it into pizza with the help of the world’s most finicky flour? Uh huh….right.

That was the dialogue in my head. What I said was…

Okay!

Because I will try even the most inconceivable mix of ingredients at least once. Often more than once. Often long past I should just give up and save the ingredients for something less absurd. But that’s another issue entirely.

Don’t get me wrong, I too have seen sweet potato pizza crusts around the web. But usually, they involve egg or lot of cheese. And usually, they do not involve the trickster of the flour world, coconut flour.

But I popped a couple of sweet potatoes in the microwave and got to skeptically pizza-ing. It was like one of those trust fall exercises but in pizza form. Mash, mix, trust, bake and be amazed. Crusty-edged, veggie-topped, cheese-melty amazed! Because not only did this dough roll with ease, flip in the pan no problem, and hold toppings like it was born to do just that, it tasted delicious. A subtle undertone of sweet potato flavor, but mostly savory and the perfect herb-y compliment to the tomato sauce on top.

And all that with just 3 simple ingredients. Baked and mashed sweet potato of course. Coconut flour because even though it can be testy I do love it when it cooperates. Plus it keeps these crusts gluten-free and paleo. Tapioca starch to help with the texture and egg-free binding. And Italian herbs, or any herbs or seasonings you like. I recommend a blend that at least has salt, onion, and garlic, but mine also included basil, oregano, parsley, and red bell pepper.

The sauce makes all the difference with pizza, and this crust is so easy you now have time to pay extra attention to that layer. So pull out your favorite homemade sauce recipe or opt for a store-bought jar made with the good stuff as opposed to sugar as the second ingredient. Please don’t just pour on plain tomato sauce from a can, I might cry. At least season it up a bit. Or go completely non-traditional with pesto or hummus or whatever other crazy tomato-alternative ideas the internet may have to offer.

And while we are on this creative pizza-customization kick, have some fun with the toppings too. I personally love mushrooms and tomato slices on my pizza, those two are a given for me. I also used bell peppers here, but zucchini, spinach, olives, onions, crumbled cauliflower…the veg (or not) possibilities are endless! And those possibilities are all yummier when covered in melted cheese. I used Daiya mozzarella shreds but feel free to use whatever kind you like–vegan or not.

Pizza is the ultimate whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-the-parts food in my opinion. Even moreso with this recipe because the crust is made from such healthy and unexpectedly few ingredients, but once you add all the goodies on top it somehow takes on that pizza-perfect fusion of flavors. Pretty much the entire pie is made up of nutritious plants from the orangey base to the…okay maybe not the copious quantity of cheese shreds. But still, there’s a lot of good-for-you stuff per cheese smothered bite.

So I guess it turns out mashed potatoes and pizza have more in common than I thought. Live, learn, and make orange pizza!

3 Ingredient Grain Free Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free) made with no cauliflower and no eggs and no oven needed! This quick, easy and fool-proof recipe is made stovetop, and is firm, low carb, chewy and perfect to load with toppings!

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this is seriously awesome. i have a purple sweet potato on hand and wasn’t sure what to do with it! well..i think i’ve solved the problem – have you ever had a purple one or any other variations of the sweet potato?

This is great! The more ways I can use potatoes the better. I hate how most cauliflower crusts involve a truck load of cheese, at that point just eat the real thing. So I like that you did not add that!

Hi! You mentioned cooking the sweet potatoes in the microwave but in the ingredients list it mentions baked potatoes. Can you please provide specific instructions on how you cooked the potatoes? I’ve never microwaved sweet potatoes so some guidance would really be appreciated. Thanks!

This was really good, and I’ve made countless Paleo/gf/low carb pizza crusts over the last few years. The only thing I will do differently next time is to put it on a rack in the oven to keep the bottom from getting soggy.

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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes


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