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Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Spinach and Tomatoes

Back in my high school days when my friends and I use to hang out at the mall and be annoying (because, let’s be honest– we were annoying), I used to make a pit stop at the Sbarro in the food court for a stromboli. I’d usually pick the “healthy” one– the one made with spinach and tomatoes and no meat. You know, because it was definitely the meat that made that carby stromboli unhealthy. Not.

My second favorite mall food was the pasta from this fast food Italian place called Fazoli’s. They kept the breadsticks coming by the dozen (for free!) and they went perfectly with my plate of fettuccine alfredo with broccoli and tomatoes. Boy was I silly!

I was craving that tomato-broccoli-spinach combination today and decided I’d get the best of both worlds– and of course, I’d throw in some grilled chicken for good measure too. Hence this delicious low carb alfredo pizza was born. The crust serves two people, so it’s great for a quick lunch or dinner, and you don’t have to worry about wasting leftovers since low carb, gluten free pizza crust tends to get soggy in the refrigerator. If you’re really hungry, eat the whole thing. I won’t tell!

Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Spinach and Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 scoop (3T) whey protein powder (unflavored, I use Jay Robb)
  • 2 T golden flaxseed meal
  • 2/3 C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • (Toppings)
  • 1/2 C alfredo sauce (homemade or store-bought, check ingredients label if using store-bought)
  • 3/4 C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 C diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 medium tomato, de-seeded and diced
  • 1/2 C cooked broccoli florets, chopped very small
  • 1/2 C cooked spinach
  • 2 T shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the crust ingredients well until everything is evenly distributed and a loose batter is formed.
  3. Spoon the batter onto the baking sheet and use the back of a spoon to spread it out thinly and evenly (my finished circle was about 6-7 inches across).
  4. Bake on the middle rack for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown throughout. Remove from the oven.
  5. Top cooked crust with alfredo sauce, mozzarella, chicken, broccoli and parmesan cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Top pizza with diced, room temperature tomatoes. Serve.
  7. Pizza serves 2. 4g net carbs per serving.

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.

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