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ToutDeSuite
10-10-2008, 08:25 PM
I'm looking for a low low calorie alternative for a pizza crust. Right now I have a couple large portabella mushroom caps to try. Anyone out there have another idea? Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!


shannonmb
10-10-2008, 08:30 PM
I love using a whole wheat pita as the crust. Perfect size! Even my little girl likes it this way, and we have fun with "make your own pizza"!

I'll keep my eye on this thread, cause I LOVE pizza!!:love: :jeno:

rmc9142
10-10-2008, 08:42 PM
Lavash Bread (http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutrition-calories/food/josephs/lavash-bread). It's low in calories, but chock full of nutrients. I pop it in the oven for a few minutes to crisp it up. Then load it up with diced tomatoes, pepper, onions, and a little low fat mozzarella. YUM-MMY!!


jillnicole03
10-10-2008, 09:45 PM
I use the thick tortillas :) whole grain

CountingDown
10-10-2008, 09:49 PM
I like Flatout breads or Thomas Light Multi-grain English Muffins :)

fiberlover
10-10-2008, 10:32 PM
Arnolds whole grain sandwich buns. They are thin, only 100 calories and a good amount of fiber. Kind of look like big english muffins. They are sliced in half - so you could get 2 pizzas out of it! Yum.

jeniansmom
10-10-2008, 10:37 PM
We made pizzas tonight with La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Multigrain with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Softwraps. They are 100 cals, 3.5 g fat, 18 g carbs 12 of which are fiber, and 9 grams of protein each.

I baked them on a pizza stone at 350 for about 8 minutes. Then topped with NSA pizza sauce, RF shredded cheese, some chunked ham on mine with about 2 TB crushed pineapple, DH topped his with pepperoni, scrambled hamburger, and bacon crumbles.

Baked them for about another 8 minutes until the cheese was melted and toppings nice and hot. They were filling and tasty.

I swear by these wraps - I eat one every workday morning with 2 slices thin and trim deli meat of choice, a slice of RF swiss cheese, a couple of lines of squeeze yellow mustard, and a handful of baby spinach.

WormwoodDoll
10-11-2008, 12:10 AM
I use whole wheat pitas, too! They're nice and thick, and resemble a pizza crust. 10 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees, with sauce, cheese and mushrooms = peeeeerfect pizza. :cool:

JulieJ08
10-11-2008, 12:16 AM
I use whole wheat pitas, too! They're nice and thick, and resemble a pizza crust. 10 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees, with sauce, cheese and mushrooms = peeeeerfect pizza. :cool:

I do this too. I keep mine in the freezer (only cooking for one). I take one out and put it into the oven while it's heating. By the time I'm done with sauce / fixings, it's thawed and getting crispy. If I just put it in soft with the sauce/toppings already on it, it doesn't really get crispy. I looooove crispy :D. Of course, tonight I actually made my sauce and forgot about the pita, and it got too done, and I had to get another one out :o.

LindaT
10-11-2008, 01:22 AM
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Summer-Squash-Pizza-Crust/Detail.aspx is an interesting crust alternative. I made this w/o the cheeses and used whole wheat flour. I did have to bake this much longer than the recipe called for and it is work squeezing the zucchini liquid out, but this crust not only gives you whole wheat but veggies too. When I am not feeling as inspired :D I use a whole wheat pita usually.

I made this crust in this recipe once too - not bad and really high fiber since its made with fiber one and has oats http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/chewdetails.php?isid=1495

ToutDeSuite
10-11-2008, 07:33 PM
The portabella base was great!

mayness
10-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Oooh, the portabella pizzas sound great... I bet that would be a hit at a party, too!

cardinalsfan
10-14-2008, 12:07 AM
i use low carb pitas and top it with whatever i want...its so good!! i love pizza like crazy!!

Mahalia
10-15-2008, 09:27 AM
I'm just curious, you use the pittas with the pocket, right? Do you cook the whole thing, or slice it in half?

I'm getting inspired to make pizza!

JulieJ08
10-15-2008, 01:52 PM
I'm just curious, you use the pittas with the pocket, right? Do you cook the whole thing, or slice it in half?

I'm getting inspired to make pizza!

I use the whole thing.

ViolinJenn
10-15-2008, 02:06 PM
I found 100% whole wheat flat bread in the bakery sectionof Wholefoods. It works great 77calories and the size of a personal pizza from the pizza shop!

ValRock
10-15-2008, 02:52 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE using portabellos!!!
low cal english muffins are great
Sometimes I even use just a slice of low cal bread
Whole wheat pitas :)

ToutDeSuite
10-16-2008, 11:33 AM
I picked up some La Tortilla Factory low-carb tortillas today. They're only 50 calories each (small size)! I'm going to try this for my pizza base today.

JerseyGyrl
10-16-2008, 12:44 PM
Cauliflower Crust Pizza:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/jerseygyrl8461/IMG_2092.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/jerseygyrl8461/IMG_2093.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/jerseygyrl8461/IMG_2094.jpg

http://www.examiner.com/x-355-Low-Carb-Examiner~y2008m6d4-Cauliflower-Pizza-Crust-Worth-its-Wow-in-Gold

kittycat40
10-16-2008, 12:49 PM
jerseygyrl i am drooling now

the link for recipe doesn't work. do tell...

ToutDeSuite
10-16-2008, 01:35 PM
It does look good, but I'm counting calories and well, it's just too much for one who eats only around 200 calories per meal (Snack All Day diet). Are you low-carbing, Jersey?

The link worked the first time for me, but since you posted the photos, it's no longer working.

ToutDeSuite
10-16-2008, 01:37 PM
Try this, kitty: http://www.examiner.com/x-355-Low-Carb-Examiner~y2008m6d4-Cauliflower-Pizza-Crust-Worth-its-Wow-in-Gold

JerseyGyrl
10-16-2008, 01:43 PM
Are you low-carbing, Jersey?


I've been on Atkins since April 2004:D

The link should be working now, I fixed it:) Sorry about that:o

ToutDeSuite
10-16-2008, 02:03 PM
You look great, Jersey!

kittycat40
10-16-2008, 02:14 PM
I am trying it!!!! Tout, this can be a meal, right? Oh wait, you're doing lots of smaller meals thru the day, right? Looks too yummy to have just one piece ;)

ToutDeSuite
10-17-2008, 04:18 PM
I tried the 50 calorie La Tortilla Factory tortillas today and I'm in love! I'll never go back to regular pizza again! This was amazing!!! I sprayed it with Olive Oil flavored PAM and put it on a cookie sheet in the oven while it preheated. Then I topped it with Preggo sauce, low-fat mozzerella, and turkey pepperoni. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!