There’s more than one reason why the keto diet is one of today’s most popular health trends. By choosing this high-fat, low-carb meal plan, you transition your body into using a different, more efficient, type of fuel. A body in ketosis is in a better position to lose weight, stabilize blood sugar, and reduce inflammation. Not only does it help you drop a few unnecessary pounds, but many people on the keto diet report feeling energized and generally more comfortable with their body.
If you’re committed, the keto diet can bring drastic changes to your life. But like any other diet, it isn’t always easy. There are strict guidelines to follow, and the list of foods you can’t eat is somewhat limiting. Basically, if you know it’s high in carbs, you can’t have it. The slightest break in the diet will throw your body out of ketosis, and you’ll need to start all over. So there’s really no such thing as a cheat day, really.
That means that when you’re craving a slice of pizza, you can’t call up your favorite pizza joint and order a pie. Pizza crust is notoriously high in carbs, and that puts it on your list of banned foods. But fear not, pizza lovers! There are ways around the low-carb rule if you’re willing to work for it.
I’ve found these five keto pizza recipes to satisfy your cravings.
1. Keto-Friendly Chicken Pizza
A little like chicken Parmesan, this keto-friendly twist on traditional pizza is cheesy and delicious. It’s easy to make, and it’s filling enough to be an entire meal all on its own.
2. Low-Carb Zucchini Crust Pizza
It’s amazing what you can do with a single zucchini. It’s an all-purpose type of vegetable, and this keto pizza recipe is a great example. Instead of bread crust, this recipe has a low-carb zucchini crust.
3. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Ahhh cauliflower. This magical little vegetable has the keto diet to thank for its growing popularity. Not only is cauliflower one of the better tasting vegetables (even kids who don’t like vegetables can be convinced not to hate it), it’s also the perfect foundation for your keto pizza.
4. Cheesy Keto Pizza Crust
Being on the keto diet means you’re going to miss out on a lot of good foods, but thankfully, cheese isn’t one of them. All types of cheese are low in carbs and high in fat. This keto pizza recipe puts that cheesy goodness to good use.
5. Sausage Crust Pizza
This recipe is like the keto version of a meat lover’s pizza. Instead of putting sausage on top, you use sausage as your crust. You can pick what type of meat you want and then layer even more meat or vegetables over the cheese.
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