You might think pizza is off-limits but it doesn’t have to be with this fantastic diabetic-friendly recipe. Now you can enjoy your pizza guilt-free with this simple to make pizza and it’s totally versatile, meaning you can change the toppings to whatever you fancy. This wonderful Italian comfort food can be enjoyed by all the family and the addition of fresh vegetables keeps it suitable for many diets.
What you’ll need
¼ cup onion, diced
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup green pepper, diced
8oz thin pizza crust
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ cup pizza sauce
1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese
2oz lean ham, cut into small pieces
Take a large skillet and spray with the cooking spray.
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
To the skillet, add the onion, mushrooms and green pepper and cook on a medium heat until softened. Set to one side.
Take the pizza crust and brush all over with olive oil. Spread over the pizza sauce leaving a half-inch gap on the edges.
Add the vegetables to the pizza, then the ham and the mozzarella cheese.
Place the pizza on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
When cooked, remove the pizza and let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces and serve immediately. For more great diabetic recipes, go to http://food-tales.com/food-inspirations/food-recipes-from-around-the-world/5-divine-diabetic-recipes-from-around-the-world
If you’re concerned about the amount of sugar in store bought pizza sauce then here is a diabetic recipe for making your own pizza sauce:
What you’ll need
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 tomatoes, large
2 bay leaves
½ cup onion, finely chopped
¼ cup capsicum, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
¼ cup tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons tomato puree
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon oregano, dried
Blanch the tomatoes quickly in boiling water to loosen their skins. Then peel, quarter and remove the seeds.
Finely chop the skin, leaving the pulp to one side for now.
Heat up the olive oil in a pan and then add the bay leaves and peppercorns. Cook for about 1 minute.
Pour in the capsicum, garlic and onion and continue to saute for a few minutes. Next, add in the tomato pulp and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Add in the tomato puree, sugar and ketchup with a pinch of salt and simmer for another 5 minutes. The final addition is the oregano and then stir the sauce thoroughly.
Remove the bay leaves and peppercorns from the sauce and it’s ready to be spread on your pizza base.