low carb food

Food

Recipe: Easy Fat Pizza Base

I've tried a few low carb pizza options before (back when I was low carb, but not when I was Keto) and I've never found an option which I loved. I created a cauliflower base back when I put together the Nutrition Guide eBook, and since then haven't found an option I liked better.. UNTIL NOW!!! This low carb base took a few experiments to create, but it turned out better than I expected! Pizza recipes coming soon ;)


Makes 1 Small Base (2 servings in my opinion)

(per serve) Carbs 3g / Fat 21.5g / Protein 10g / Calories 232


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 pinch smoked salt flakes (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (potentially more, read on)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 215C (420F)
  2. Place cream cheese and mozzarella in a bowl and microwave for approximately 1 minute (until they are melted)
  3. Remove cheeses from microwave and stir (the mixture will stick together slightly)
  4. Add salt flakes and garlic powder, stir again
  5. Add in 1 egg white and almond flour and mix through well. The mixture should now be very similar to a dough, just not so heavy. You should be able to handle it with relative ease (see image below). If it's not, add a little more almond flour until the mix is slightly less sticky and more of a dough consistency.
  6. Line a pizza tray or baking tray with baking paper
  7. Place the 'dough' mixture on top and press out until it's about 20cm in diameter (you can also roll the edges inwards to get a more raised crust).
  8. Cook in the oven for 15mins until golden, remove and add toppings of choice and re-cook (for another 15-20)! More pizza recipes with low carb topping ideas coming soon!

Food

Recipe: Sesame Salmon & Asparagus Salad

Makes 2 servings
(per 1) Carbs 17g / Fat 32g / Protein 32g / Calories 468


Ingredients

  • 2 x 250g pieces of salmon
  • Sesame seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • Asparagus (~10 spears)
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Boiled or baked beetroot
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Spring onions
  • (optional) Himalayan salt or smoked salt flakes

Method

  1. Place asparagus, olive oil and salt into a frying pan, cook asparagus for 3-5 minutes
  2. Remove asparagus from the pan and place on paper towel to cool and allow excess oil to drain off.
  3. In a bowl or tray combine sesame seeds, turmeric, cumin and cayenne pepper to create the coating for your salmon.
  4. Now press salmon pieces into the coating mix.
  5. Cook salmon on high heat for 2-3 mins per side.
  6. While salmon is cooking take your pre-cooked beetroot and slice thinly.
  7. Wash baby spinach leaves in preparation for salad assembly.
  8. To create the dressing mix together sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and spring onions.
  9. Remove salmon from the pan, assemble salad and serve.