Pizza Night has taken a new healthy twist in this email!
This recipe is totally modifiable to your pantry, is grain free, dairy free, and you will be amazed at how GOOD it works!
There are AIP diet modifications below too.
Apologies to the vego readers – this is definitely a meat-based recipe.
Makes 1 large medium crust pizza – but can be stretched out to make 2.
Utensils – a pizza tray or flat oven dish. I used a shallow rectangle dish for the one pictured.
One quarter of the pizza pictured = roughly 280 calories – excellent for weight loss due to the high protein content! If you are following a Keto diet, add loads of avocado and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil when serving.
- 500g free range chicken or turkey mince
- Italian dried herbs and Spices
- Himalayan salt and fresh ground black pepper
- Tomato paste
- Nutritional Yeast Flakes (this has a cheesy taste)
Pizza in Photo
- 1/2 red onion finely sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomato cut in halves
- 1/2 cup mixed olives cut in halves
- Beet leaves washed and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup pineapple pieces (ideally fresh, or sugar-free if canned)
- 1/2 red onion finely diced
- 200 grams ham diced
- 200 grams Pepperoni
- 1/2 cup black olives halved
- 1/2 an onion finely chopped
- Handful of cherry tomatoes halved
- Handful fresh basil roughly chopped
- Handful fresh oregano roughly chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 200°C
- In a bowl, mix mince with Italian dried herbs and Spices and add salt and pepper. (about 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to your preference)
- Line your baking tray with baking paper.
- Now put the mince into the baking tray and push it down really flat and into the corners of the dish. You want to get the thickness even. The photo has a pretty thick base and took 40 minutes to cook, but you can make the base really thin and get 2 pizzas out of this. For a thin base, place baking paper over the spread out mince and then use a rolling pin to flatten evenly.
- Put in the oven – thin bases will take 15 minutes, thick up to 40. Check it every 10 minutes till the mince is lightly browning and cooked through.
- Now you have your base! Simply smooth over the tomato paste and sprinkle with some Italian herbs. Then lay down onion, then layer the rest of your chosen ingredients.
- Sprinkle nutritional yeast over the top and pop back in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Serve with fresh Himalayan salt and ground pepper, and a side of fresh, crunchy salad!
The NUTRITIONAL factor
Nutritional yeast is a species of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The yeast cells are killed during manufacturing and not alive in the final product. It is used in cooking and has a cheesy, nutty or savory flavor. It is a great and nutritional addition to cooking.
Nutritional benefits of nutritional yeast include:
- It is a complete protein: Nutritional yeast contains all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food. One tablespoon contains 2 grams of protein.
- It contains many B vitamins: One tablespoon of nutritional yeast contains good levels of B vitamins.
- It contains trace minerals: One tablespoon contains trace minerals, such as zinc, selenium, manganese and molybdenum. Trace minerals are involved in gene regulation, metabolism, growth and immunity.
Make this AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) friendly!
Instead of tomato paste, smother generously with smashed avocado, season with salt and pepper.
Then layer your ingredients on top. (Suggestions: smoked salmon, loads of baby spinach, and some grated apple. Serve with a wedge of lemon. YUM – AIP does not need to be boring!)
Need help figuring out the right diet for YOU?
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