Flaxseed Pizza Crust!

I’ve been greatly reducing the number of grains I’ve been eating, and my stomach/lower gut feel ten times better!

I’ve also had a mad craving for pizza.

Cue flaxseed!

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6 tbsp flaxseed meal (I use Bob’s Mill)
1/2 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp egg whites
sprinkles of your favorite spices: rosemary, oregano, garlic powder

Bake in a greased pan (I used a shallow 10×10 pan) at 350F for approximately 10 minutes.  Remove and place desired ingredients on top; place back in the oven until ingredients are warm and cheese is melted.

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We didn’t have any marinara sauce, but that’s totally fine – I’m more of a “white” pizza person, anyhow.  I’m that strange girl who likes “dry” things, too.  I topped mine with a few spritzes of butter, pepperoni and reduced-fat swiss.

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Delightful! 

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The crust has a nice, chewy texture, and a mild, nutty flavor.  If you want a crispier crust, bake 15 minutes instead of 10.

You could easily eat this whole pizza if you’re extra hungry (as I did, since I didn’t have breakfast).  This recipe (with my additions) came to ~440 calories, 33 grams of fat, 14 grams of carb and 27 grams of protein = damn good for a pizza.  The crust itself is ~270 calories, 19 grams of fat, 11 grams of carb and 8 grams of protein.

 

Pure Protein Pancakes

Triple P!

I’m trying to eat less flour/wheat/processed wheat for the wellbeing of my stomach – which has been on a damned war path recently – and thus this idea was born!

1 heaping scoop vanilla protein powder
3 tbsp egg whites
dash almond milk
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
heaps of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

Cook over medium/high heat… they cook quick!

I like mine with a few spritzes of spray butter and a glob of Sunbutter.

I apologize for the quality.. I ate them too fast, so I snapped a blackberry picture!

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They were a bit on the dry side, so I want to alleviate that later.  However, this is a great start!

I’m headed up to my favorite place in the world… Put-in-Bay, a beautiful island on Lake Erie!

Heineman Winery, here I come!