One of the toughest things to give up is gluten – especially if you are a pizza enthusiast and the cheese and bread combo makes your mouth water.
If you can tolerate some cheese, Bob Red Mills Pizza Crust is easy, breezy and delicious. And it might pass by “real pizza” if you and your dinner guests are slightly distracted!
Buy it at Amazon or at your local organic grocery store. The pizza takes around 20 to 30 minutes to make from beginning to end. Follow the instructions in the back – I like to add fresh mozzarella, provolone cheese and some Parmesan. Then, salt and pepper, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes with tons of oregano. The trick? Do the cheeses first and everything else second. The basil will burn quickly, so only add it 2-3 minutes before he pizza is about done.
This is a delicious alternative to bad, bad flour pancakes. It’s pretty natural and they almost taste great. I like to add chocolate chips and spread raspberry jam over them. I’m dreaming of making a really large one and stuff with egg whites and turkey bacon, too!
This almost tastes “normal.” Ouch- sorry… I had to say it! Finally a bread we can eat and don’t pay “consequences” later. It also only has 70 calories per slice, which is perfect. I’ve found it in the regular supermarkets. Whole Foods has been very hit or miss for this product, and of course, you can order it from their own website or from Amazon.com, too.
I confess: I love breakfast food for dinner… And lunchtime sometimes too! Though I miss the goodness of the egg yolks, it is my pleasure to share the newly-found live for fresh herbs. The below is one of my go-tos as it takes almost no time to make and you have the crunch of the toast, and juiciness of the turkey bacon, and the explosion of just-picked, and super fresh parsley, and basil.
Calories: 250 (add +120 to add some olive oil or garlic-infused oil to the toast; or +80 for a slice of cheese!)
Time: 20 minutes
2 slices of turkey bacon
2 egg whites
Cream of Tartar (for extra-fluffy egg whites!)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped basil
Chopped cherry tomatoes (around 5)
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives (if you were missing onions… this is a big solve!)
Additionals: infused oils for dipping (garlic, basil, you choose); Swiss, feta or any other cheese.
Thoroughly cook the 2 slices of turkey bacon in a pan until desired level of crispness. Put away the bacon to cut and crumble while you saute the tomatoes, the parsley, chives and basil… right on the same pan. As they are cooking, separate the egg whites and in a small bowl, add the salt, pepper and a 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar. Beat well with a fork. When the tomatoes start to soften (around 5 minutes in low to medium heat), lower the heat to low and add the beaten egg whites. Keep a close eye on the egg whites: you want to make sure there’s not too much browning going on… After they are thoroughly cooked, grab and carefully place on top of each piece of toast. You can sprinkle some olive oil here, or Parmesan cheese, too!
Question for you…what do you miss the most about the LOW FODMAP diet?