Diabetic Pizza


Diabetic pizza can come in many different varieties. Keep it simple and delicious with these tips for healthy pizza recipes.

Need a good healthy homemade pizza option?

If you are one of the many people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, then you know how important it is to keep a tight handle on your diet.

But while it's important to watch what you eat, you may still crave a piece of pizza now and then, and that's okay.

To keep your pizza consumption on the healthy side, start by using a whole wheat pizza dough.

Unfortunately, tomato sauce and most pizza sauces are not low on sugar, so you may want to try making your own by blending up fresh tomatoes in the blender and seasoning with fresh herbs.



Or try using a drizzle of olive oil and roasted garlic as your sauce. Or perhaps a low-sugar, low-fat salad dressing. Be creative!

For toppings, stick with healthy veggies that will add lots of flavor, such as red and green peppers, mushrooms and olives. There are a LOT of veggie pizza recipes, so be sure and broaden your horizons with new and different options to add variety to your diabetic pizza.

Here is a diabetic-friendly recipe taken from diabetic-recipes.com that offers up some yummy veggie options.

Ingredients

  • 2 prepared pizza crusts (whole wheat Boboli or homemade)
  • olive oil vegetable spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1.25 ml) garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, 3 ounces (90 g), thinly sliced
  • 1 plum tomato, 3 ounces (90 g), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, 3 ounces (90g), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (18 g) fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (30 g) grated Parmesan cheese

Directions


Preheat oven to 450 F.

Place the pizza shells on a pizza stone or heavy non-stick cookie sheet.

Lightly coat shells with cooking spray and sprinkle each shell with 1/8 teaspoon of the garlic powder. Sprinkle each shell with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.

Arrange the mushroom slices around the outside of the shell. Cover the shell with squash slices and then, tomato slices and bell pepper.

Top with fresh basil, the remaining garlic powder, the remaining mozzarella cheese, and the Parmesan cheese. Coat again with cooking spray.

Bake for 12 -15 minutes until vegetables are cooked and cheeses have melted. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:

  • 260 calories (30% calories from fat),
  • 6 g protein,
  • 8 g total fat (2.6 g saturated fat),
  • 36 g carbohydrates,
  • 4 g dietary fiber,
  • 9 mg cholesterol,
  • 233 mg sodium

Diabetic exchanges:
2 1/2 carbohydrate (2 bread/starch, 1 vegetable), 1 fat

Nutritional information from diabetic-recipes.com.

Enjoy this diabetic pizza!


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