I’ve been gone from the website for a while now and I need to explain my absence. First, I was very discouraged after the site was hacked and just stopped taking pictures of my food or writing down any of the ingredients. I figured it was kind of a lost cause because I lost so much. I have also moved on in the diet and it was getting harder and harder to to be posting so many protein recipes when that wasn’t the only thing I was eating anymore. And I felt guilty posting things that weren’t for the Attack or Cruise phases of the diet. Well, I decided that you’re not going to always be on the diet and you’ll need to start to make smart choices for yourself too! And this is how I ate before I went on the Dukan, so this is how I will continue to eat going forward. It doesn’t mean that I won’t be posting delicious protein recipes anymore, it just means that I will be posting healthy carb alternatives with them, with very low fat options.
I LOVE pizza as most of you that have been around for the 2, YES 2!, years that dukanitout has been around now. And there are a lot of very dukan-friendly versions of pizza on this site, just search for pizza. But this one is for those of you that really crave pizza but don’t want to go back to eating that fatty version that comes from a box! Tom tells me that we should never eat any other pizza again, after he had this version. And, I actually agree. It’s super healthy, super low-fat, unbelievable tasty, and something you should consider trying!
I used a gluten-free brown rice flour tortilla from Trader Joes. For those of you that have them near you, I highly suggest getting in your car, or on your bike (although I always buy too much and can’t get it home!), and looking at their baked goods. They have a huge variety of WHOLE GRAIN, WHOLE WHEAT AND GLUTEN FREE ALTERNATIVES. There’s an entire guide that you can print…(I’ll explain all about these and get further into full grain foods in the next weeks ahead–I don’t know if you can tell but pre-Dukan this is how I ate and I’m pretty excited about being back in my happy place!) I’ve recently discovered these gems, with only 130 calories, 2 grams of protein and fiber, and 2.5 grams of fat. It’s such an easy and fabulous way to eat pizza and seriously, it’s guilt-free! I use super tasty cheeses so I don’t have to use very much, and Voila–try for a treat, all of those who are in Consolidation or Stabilization!
GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN PIZZA
one brown rice flour tortilla
2 T marinara sauce (make sure there are no added sugars! tomatoes have enough natural sugars on their own!)
2 T low fat or 2% Italian blend shredded cheese
2 T finely shredded Parmesan cheese
some fresh heirloom or grape tomatoes, halved
some fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
Spray the both sides of the tortilla with a bit of cooking spray and bake in a toaster oven, directly on the rack, at 400 for 5 minutes. Remove the tortilla and keep oven warm. Spread the sauce, tomatoes and cheeses on the pizza and season with salt and pepper. Spray the top of the pizza with a quick spray of cooking spray. Continue to bake directly on the rack for 10 more minutes, watching to make sure you don’t burn the bottom. Pizza should be nice and brown and crisp when finished. Sprinkle with fresh basil and enjoy!! These are ingredients that I keep in my house at all times so I am never tempted to order an unhealthy alternative. The tortillas keep nicely in the freezer, just remove one at a time when you need one!