Low Carb Portobello Pizza

Written by chanie on February 14th, 2011

Every once in a while, I like to take a break from eating too much carbs. They just make me so tired and lethargic. Stopping to eat them also makes me tired and lethargic. But after I get over those first few days of transitioning, I am high-energy and light on my feet.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been battling my weight. You name the diet and I’ve probably tried it. Weight watchers (meetings and all), check. Suzanne Somers, check. Atkins, check. South Beach, triple check. The Low GI Diet, check. My Own Version of a Diet, quadruple check. The Seafood ie SEE FOOD Diet, yeah!! lol. Through all my dieting, I have definitely learned about my body, and I found that the diets that work best for me are the low (but not NO) carb diets. “No” carb diets definitely take off the pounds, but the second you go off of it, you gain everything back. “Low” carb diets, on the other hand, help you regulate your blood sugar so that you don’t have cravings and you stay full for longer. You don’t feel deprived since you can incorporate some healthy carbs.

I learned to swap certain foods for their healthier counterparts, as opposed to eliminating them altogether and feeling deprived (which only leads to cravings and cheating). For instance, I’ll have a small baked sweet potato, instead of  mashed potatoes. Or if I really want to be good, mashed cauliflower. Since I absolutely LOVE pizza (who doesn’t), I sometimes substitute Tumaro’s Gourmet LOW CARB Tortilla’s for the crust (or you can use 1/2 of a whole wheat pita) or, my all time favorite recipe – portobello mushroom pizza.

Portobello mushrooms are so meaty and hearty. They work great in this recipe because they really fill you up, without filling you out! You can get creative with toppings, using onions, peppers, or whatever you would put on traditional pizza. I love the taste of the spinach because I almost feel like I’m eating lasagna.

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  1. I absolutely love this idea. Thanks.

  2. Laura says:

    I love portobella pizzas. Perfect for Pesach, btw. My husband is on the latest WW, and I think this would be a great meal for him.

  3. this looks really good! I love portabellas! You should check out the diet on sparkpeople.com. I have been on it for over a year, and its the only one that works for me. Really!

  4. Rochie says:

    This looks so great! I make a similar dish using hearts of artichokes instead of portobello mushroom. Will definitely try this!

  5. These look simple and delicious. And I love Laura’s idea of making these for Pesach. Brilliant! I am planning to make dairy lunches for the first days of Pesach (I find all that meat SO difficult to digest). This will make an elegant and light appetizer that adults and kids alike will enjoy.

  6. shaindy says:

    I tried this recipe today, was delicous!!thanks so much for sharing

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