Treats

Cheesy Cheesy Pizza

A low carb alternative to a pizza, this super cheesy base is great for those of you who are carb conscious. This keto recipe means that you will not miss out when the rest of the family enjoys Friday pizza night. Note that a low fat cheese can be used as a much lower calorie option.

A Cheesy pizza

Carbohydrate Count: Approximately 24g in the whole base

Taste Factor: A solid 9 out of 10

Preparation time: 10 minutes to make

Recipe Serves: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 140g almond flour
  • 175g pizza cheese (a low fat shredded cheese can be used instead)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Method of preparation:

  1. Microwave the pizza cheese for 30 seconds. Fold the cheese with a spatula and heat again for another 30 seconds. Fold the cheese once more. The cheese should now be smooth and all stuck
  2. Add the egg together with the cheese and whisk it in a bowl until it is mixed into the batter
  3. Now add the almond flour and baking powder to separate bowl. Mix with a fork
  4. Whilst whisking, combine the dry ingredients into the bowl with the cheesy batter so that everything combines
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of almond flour onto a smooth surface. Take the batter out and knead it so that you get a dough ball
  6. Preheat the oven to 200.c
  7. Roll out the dough ball between two sheets of baking paper into a pizza base using a rolling pin
  8. Poke holes into it with a fork
  9. OPTIONAL: Add toppings
  10. Cook for 5-8 minutes

Notes:

  • Toppings are optional: pesto, chicken, tomato, rocket
  • As mentioned above, a low fat cheese can be substituted with the pizza cheese so the calories aren’t so hiked up
  • This also works well as a flatbread with a hummus dip!
  • Oh did mention a low fat cheese can be used?

Feel free to let me know what you thought in the comments. Any improvements will be welcomed.

A Cheeky Chocolate Chia Pudding

Indulge in chocolatey goodness whilst keeping the carbs to a minimum.

A chia seed pudding with a kick of cocoa will satisfy any sweet tooth whether you are diabetic or not – I speak from experience. Packed with fibre and other goodies, this chia seed from the Salvia Hispanica plant (related to the mint) is nutritious as well as delicious.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Carbohydrate Count: Approximately 10.5g per serving

Taste Factor: To me it is a 10/10

Preparation Time: 5 minutes or less to make

Recipe Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 250ml coconut milk (light)
  • 40g chia seeds
  • 1-2 sachet of Stevia
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder

Method of preparation:

  1. Pour the chia seeds into a bowl
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients
  3. Add the stevia to taste (it can be substituted with another sweetener – see notes)
  4. Whisk all the ingredients together using a fork making sure that all the lumps of cocoa powder are gone
  5. Cover the bowl and leave it to sit in the fridge overnight
  6. Spoon half into one container and half into another for 2 portions

Notes:

  • You could use an alternative sweetener, if you are not diabetic, like honey or white sugar making sure the amount added is to taste. I would think 1 tbsp. would do it.
  • The pudding does not have to sit for exactly 1 night but I do this to ensure that the chia seeds have had enough time to fluff up. If you cannot wait to try some, let it sit for an afternoon and then check whether it is ready to enjoy. It should be a bit firm yet wobbly – like a jelly. If it is not, leave in the fridge.
  • If the pudding has not thickened, add more chia seeds and stir. If it appears to be too thick, add more coconut milk and stir.

Feel free to let me know what you thought in the comments. Any improvements will be welcomed.

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