The low carb revolution is moving hard and fast, and those swept up in the hullabaloo surrounding this incredibly popular and very effective diet tend to miss a variety of foods, specifically pizza. As a result, many low carb variations of pizza crusts are floating around the Internet as a good alternative to traditional pizza crust: Cauliflower, Almond Flour, and Flax Meal.
A flax meal pizza crust is simply a crust made of milled flax seed. The texture is slightly gritty, and the taste is rather nutty, but it's loaded with fiber and, in the end, contains only a small handful of carbs for the entire crust. The best part is, it's incredibly simple to make. All you need are the following ingredients:
1 cup of flax meal/ground flax seeds
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
Assorted spices - garlic, oregano, onion powder, salt
To make the dough that becomes the crust, simply mix the flax meal and the parmesan cheese together. Once well mixed, add the two eggs and mix the three ingredients together. After thoroughly mixed, let sit for a few minutes, then dampen your hands and work into a crust. The thinner it is, the crispier it will get and the less nutty the flavor will be.
Bake for approximately 8 minutes in an over pre-heated to 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Once the crust is baked to your desire, remove, let cool, and add toppings. My personal favorite toppings include:
-Low carb Organicville marinara sauce
-Thick cut pepperoni slices
These toppings keep the pizza well within the limits of a low carb diet, as it's comprised of mostly meat. While the crust pre-bakes, prepare the sausage crumbles and bacon. Once they're done, drain the grease and place the bacon on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
Add your tomato sauce, cheese, and desired toppings, then place back in the over for approximately 13-15 minutes. Once the cheese is all bubbly and melted, take the pizza out of the oven and enjoy!