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Pizza Alternative – low carbs

borrowed from ifood.tv
(Mine looks similar to this, except the toppings are different.)

Flax Meal Pizza Crust

It makes a pizza that is about 12 inches in diameter, although you can spread it thinner and larger if you want.

INGREDIENTS:
• 1 and 1/2 C flaxseed meal
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon oregano
• Sweetener to equal about 1 Tablespoon of sugar
• 3 Tablespoons of oil
• 3 eggs
• 1/2 C water

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 425 F.
1. Mix dry ingredients together.
2. Add wet ingredients, and mix very well.
3. Let sit for about 5 minutes to thicken.
4. Spread on baking pan (I put it on a silicon mat or greased parchment paper).
5. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cooked through, then add toppings and cook until done.

Nutritional Analysis: Whole crust has 7 grams of effective carbohydrate, plus 52 grams fiber, 47 grams protein, and 130 grams fat.

While my flaxseed crust is baking, I prepare the sauce.

Easy Pizza Sauce

1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground oregano
1 1/2 tsp. dried minced garlic
1 tsp. ground paprika

Directions:
In a medium bowl, mix together sauce and tomato paste until smooth. Stir in oregano, garlic, & paprika.

As for toppings, you can top your pizza with your favorites.  I like using pepperoni, crumbled sausage, bacon bits, onions, black olives, green olives, green peppers, mozzarella, and provolone cheeses.  All of these ingredients are relatively low in carbs and pretty much okay while on most low carb diets such as Atkins.

I got this idea from some one’s post on the Atkins forum.  This surprised me how good it actually is.  Now, it’s not like regular pizza crust and it doesn’t equal it in taste because it’s different. Not bad different, okay.  If you’re willing to try new things for health and diet reasons, then give it a spin! I’ll be eager to see what you think!

Enjoy!

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Wacky Wednesday

There’s nothing like having a little fun each day.  My daily thrill is to jump from blog to blog.  Perhaps, you’ve found me today through a common meme.  Whatever reason brought you here,  please feel free to stay awhile and get to know me personally.  Also, be a dear to leave a comment or to send me an invite to your blog.  I am always faithful to return the gesture.

Patrice’s questions this Wednesday, March 23rd are:

 

1. Do you feel better in skirts or pants? It depends on the weather.  During the winter, you usually won’t catch me in anything other than pants, but as the warm weather sips in then I’d prefer to wear skirts or dresses.

2. Do you remember a time when you felt like “a million dollars” or anything over 50 cents?  Between 2004-2006, I looked like a million bucks.  My weight was in-line where it should be.  I was wearing a size 0 or 2.  I was very active.  I did have lots of moments where I didn’t feel well, though, due to my chronic stomach problems.  Since 2006, I’ve been battling with getting the excess weight off.  Last year, I learned some new things about how my body works and am now making slow progress to getting back to where I want to be.

3. Walking or running?  I’ve never been a runner.  I prefer to walk, especially in the mountains.  I really like the peaceful quiet walks on the rare occasions we can fit this into our schedules.

4. Have you ever had any “ah-ha” moment about health or eating habits? Now in English – have you ever felt like you made a discovery about health or eating habits.   Definitely.  It seems like every few months, I make a new discovery.  One of the best ones for me is adding flaxseed to my daily regimen.  Flaxseed is an excellent source of fiber and it’s one of the few grains which is low in carbs.

5. If someone could do something really nice for you, that would make you happy, what would it be?   Hmmm, I’m not really sure.  I believe just having my friends drop me a line or leave a comment often through my social networking connections (Facebook or my blog) would be an added bright spot to my days.  It’s simply nice just seeing a friendly message. What better way can a friend make me happy?  Okay, she could send me a bag of money.  That would make me pretty happy. LOL  However, if she’s like me then she needs to keep the money for her family and I’d have to say, “You keep it, your friendship means more to me than the money.” 

Feel free to jump in on the ‘hump day’ blog hops with some of these memes….

Have a good day!

 

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Cold Feet – Day 18 G2KM Blog Challenge

Cold feet?  Not cold feet as in “backing out” of a situation, like in marriage, “I’ve got cold feet”.  I mean, “I’ve got cold feet because I can’t get them warm.”  For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had problems with cold feet and hands.  The cooler months only add to my problem.

 

Do you have cold feet?  I read that women are nine times more likely to suffer from cold feet than men. If you’re like me, then you may find this article interesting: The curse of cold feet: Why women suffer more than men from icy toes… and what we can do about it this piece has some valuable info worthy of mental digestion.

Cold feet can be a warning sign of something wrong.  Don’t underestimate something seemly so benign as harmless.  According to my Google digging around, chronic cold feet could be related to PVD (Peripheral vascular disease) which is a medical term given to a group of conditions causing cold feet and legs. Patients with Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Raynauld Diaseasm Arthritis and Cerebral Palsy are at risk for this condition. Most of these disorders most of us would not give a second thought about, but the which concerns me most is Diabetes. Everyone can relate to this either first hand or know someone who has it. Don’t ignore your cold hands. It could be a reason to consult your physician.

The next time your hubby complains about your cold feet when you snuggle beneath the sheets, remind him this is the “better or WORSE” part of your marriage vows.  And, trust me, my husband has had 31 years of cold feet, if it doesn’t get any worse than cold feet, then you both will have many happy years together, too!

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