Special Diet - Created Date : 23.9.2019

Main navigation

Main navigation



Main navigation

Low-Carb, Nut-Free Pizza Flatbread Crust

This Low-Carb, Nut-Free Pizza Flatbread Crust recipe opens a new world of cooking for those who eat low-carb, but have nut allergies. This recipe requires only three-ingredients and can be part of low-carb, ketogenic, Atkins, gluten-free, LC/HF, or Banting diet.

Disclaimer: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links which means we make a small commission from any sales to help keep the recipes coming! You do not pay any more. Thank you for your support!

I developed this recipe because people were asking for it. I have noticed on several Facebook groups that some people eating keto who have allergies to nuts were looking nut-free foods, but they didn’t like the taste of coconut flour. I even had a few people comment on my blog asking for recipes that were free of both nuts and coconut. So I went in search of alternative flours and started experimenting in the kitchen.

It took a few tries to perfect my recipe for Low-Carb, Nut-Free Pizza Flatbread Crust. The dough had a tendency to get a bit soggy. I found that by eliminating the cream cheese and cooling it on a rack before adding toppings eliminated this problem. The final crust has a thin and crisp texture.

Since the crust is made of sunflower seeds, it does taste like sunflower seeds. The flavor is pleasant and not overpowering. I find that while the crust works for a traditional red sauced pizza, I like it even more with toppings that truly compliment the sunflower seed flavor.

I liked the idea of working with the sunflower seed flavor instead of trying to hide it, and worked to develop a topping that is amazing with this crust. I’m excited to share this recipe with you and will be releasing it on Friday.

This recipe for Low-Carb, Nut-Free Pizza Flatbread Crust tastes delicious even if you don’t eat low-carb and don’t need to be nut-free. Top it with your favorite topping and enjoy it any time of the day!

-Annissa

This Low-Carb, Nut-Free Pizza Flatbread Crust recipe opens a new world of cooking for those who eat low-carb, but have nut allergies. This recipe requires only three-ingredients and can be part of low-carb, ketogenic, Atkins, gluten-free, LC/HF, or Banting diet.

Low-Carb, Nut-Free Pizza Flatbread Crust

This Low-Carb, Nut-Free Pizza Flatbread Crust recipe opens a new world of cooking for those who eat low-carb, but have nut allergies. This recipe requires only three-ingredients and can be part of low-carb, ketogenic, Atkins, gluten-free, LC/HF, or Banting diet.

Course Appetizer, Main Course

Cuisine American, Italian, low-carb

Prep Time10minutes

Cook Time8minutes

Total Time18minutes

Servings8

AuthorAnnissa Slusher

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425º Fahrenheit. Have a cookie sheet or pizza pan and two sheets of parchment paper, about 15" long, a rolling pin and a cooling rack available. Set up a double boiler. I use a sauce pan with a metal mixing bowl that fits on top.

Fill the bottom of the double boiler with 1-2 inches of water. Place over high heat to bring to a simmer. Turn heat to low to continue simmering the water.

Meanwhile, stir together the sunflower seed flour, salt, and grated mozzarella in the top part (mixing bowl) of the double boiler.

Place the mixing bowl containing the sunflower seed mixture over the simmering water.

Stir constantly, being sure to protect yourself from the hot bowl and any steam that escapes from the pot. I use a silicone mitt to hold the bowl. Mixture will begin to stick together and will form a dough.

Remove the dough from the bowl and place onto a sheet of parchment. Knead a few times to finish mixing the ingredients, then shape into a disk. Cover with a second sheet of parchment and roll out into a 12 inch circle.

Place dough and the bottom sheet of parchment onto a cookie sheet. Using a fork, poke several holes in the dough to allow air to escape.

Bake in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and loosen the crust from the parchment paper using a wide spatula. Slide the crust onto a cooling rack. Don't skip this step or the dough may hold too much moisture. Allow to cool before adding toppings.

Decrease oven temperature to 375º Fahrenheit. Return crust to the parchment lined sheet. Place desired toppings on the crust and return oven for 8-11 minutes or until toppings are hot and cheese is melted.

Can we substitute the flour with something else… like almond flour. Is there anything else we can use in the place of sunflower flour? My husband is a diabetic and I’m not sure if he can use this flour… although the end-result looks delicious!

I would never have thought to use sunflower seeds to make a crust and I give you props for coming up with options for those who can’t have nuts or coconut. This would be great as a healthier option for my family!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Comment

Name *

Email *

Website

Current ye@r *

Leave this field empty

Primary Sidebar

Search this website

Welcome to our site!

We're a mother and daughter team commited to making it easier for everyone to live a healthy lifestyle. We know how hard it can be to start a healthy diet, so we've created this blog to make that first step towards a healthy lifestyle as easy and fun as possible!

We've created countless gourmet recipes that are unique to this blog. In addition, all of our recipes are grain-free and low-carb. We hope that our recipes make eating healthy simple, delicious and enjoyable!

Subscribe to our mailing list

Email Address

First Name

I want to

receive your Monthly Newsletter

receive each new recipe

Recipe Archives

Recipe Archives

Categories

Categories

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links which means we make a small commission from any sales that are made. We only recommend products we use and love. Thank you for your support!

Like our Facebook Page!

Footer

Subscribe to our mailing list

Email Address

First Name

I want to

receive your Monthly Newsletter

receive each new recipe

The content on this website should not be taken as medical advice. You should consult with your doctor before starting any type of diet or exercise program. Nutritional information is calculated and provided as a courtesy to our readers. We remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count as it does not, to my knowledge, usually affect blood glucose levels. While we try to make our nutritional calculations accurate, you should independently calculate the nutritional information using the specific brands of ingredients you are using. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.



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.

Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options

Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options

Are you having trouble finding a fast-food option for living with diabetes and occasional treatment? We can help you.

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


  • SHARE :