Carb Alternatives

January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

low carb pizza

Lavash PizzaInstead of using pizza dough, opt for lavash bread. Lavash is Armenian thin bread made with flour water and salt. It crisps nicely in the oven and in its soft form is great for wraps.

Preparation
-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
-Spread tomato sauce over the lavash
-Top with thinly sliced salami or thinly sliced precooked veggies
-Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are crispy

Half a sheet of this pizza averages below 300 calories and is scrumptious. The recipes for lavash pizza are endless, low carb and satisfying. Trader Joe’s sells packs of 12 9×12 inch sheets for about 3 bucks (great deal). The bread is high in protein and contains only .5 grams of fat and comes in whole wheat. It’s a great alternative to regular pizza dough which contains as many as 140 grams of carbohydrates!

Lettuce Wraps

Iceberg lettuce might seem plain and not so fancy, but think outside of the box. Each sheet of the lettuce shell forms a nice little cup, perfect for stuffing with your favorite sandwich fillers.

Preparation
-Gently remove a sheet of Iceberg lettuce
-Chop tomatoes, olives, peppers and hard boiled egg whites
-Mix in drained light tuna
-Spoon into lettuce cup
-Wrap and munch down

A serving of two wrap sandwiches averages under 300 calories (depending on what you fill them with) and they’re a really tasty alternative to sliced bread sandwiches. Jared would be proud! Again, there are so many low fat variations to this style of wrap. Look at this mouth watering Asian lettuce wrap recipe.

 

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