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Diabetes diet: pizza made healthy

I don’t know about you, but pizza is one of those things that always feel like a cheat – I know it’s not good for my diabetes, but sometimes I get the pizza urge!

Well! I think this recipe from Diabetes Daily might just solve that problem… It’s a zucchini crust pizza, so it doesn’t have any of the refined carbs, but it still has all the flavour. I’m going to test it out this weekend and let you know what it’s like!

Here’s the recipe, head on over to Diabetes Daily for more great recipe inspiration…

  • Olive oil and flour for the pan
  • 2 cups (packed) grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 200 C. Drizzle a little olive oil in a 10″ pie pan and coat lightly with flour.

Combine the zucchini, eggs, flour, mozzarella, parmesan, basil, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Spread into the pie pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. About halfway through the baking, brush with the remaining olive oil. Remove from oven. When it has cooled for about 10 minutes, use a spatula to loosen the crust from the pan so it won’t break later.
Top with your favorite pizza items and bake at 200 C until heated through.

Servings:  4

Amount per serving

  • Calories:  306
  • Carbohydrates:  10g
  • Fibre:  1g
  • Sugars:  2g
Total Fat:  20g
  • Protein:  21g

Let me know if you make it!

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