Keto Friendly Pizza? Yes, Please!

Keto recipes don’t have to be difficult. In fact, many keto dishes can be delicious and easy to make!
Original photo by: Brandon Bales // Delish.com
A new year and a renewed commitment to living my best life. One of the biggest struggles I faced this past year was giving up certain foods like pizza, pasta and fruits! Then I discovered that I could find fantastic alternatives to still give me the flavors of these foods without the carbs. I know that I have not posted as many recipes as I should, however, I hope to be more consistent with that soon! As for now, I wanted to share this with this fabulous Keto Chicken Parmesan Pizza I discovered on Delish.com that has a whole lot of protein and minimal carbs. To make it even better, I can make it relatively quickly and easily!

Keto Chicken Parmesan Pizza

*Cooking Tip: Use the broiler to get some extra color and crunch for your pizza!* YIELDS: 4 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 10 MINS TOTAL TIME: 40 MINS INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ground chicken 3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp basil 1 tsp garlic salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 c. marinara sauce 1/2 c. freshly shredded mozzarella Basil leaves, for garnish DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. In a large bowl, stir together ground chicken, 1/2 cup Parmesan and spices.
  2. Spray prepared baking sheet with cooking spray. Form chicken mixture into a large round crust, about 1/2” thick.
  3. Bake until chicken is cooked through and golden, 20 to 22 minutes. Remove from oven and heat broiler.
  4. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce, leaving a small border around the pizza. Top with mozzarella and broil until cheese is melted and browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Feel free to add other toppings and customize as much as you like! I love sprinkling fresh basil on top.

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This recipe was definitely a hit in my house! Even my husband went back for seconds which is enough of a statement for us. This will become one of my keto friendly staple meals, especially for those busy nights. If you’re looking for another super simple recipe, check out Eggroll in a Bowl!

What toppings would you put on your Keto pizza?

Hashtag Pizza – Food Truck!

With a rising interest for food trucks in Venice, several have popped up over the past few months.

After seeing the posts about the new pizza truck in town, located at the corner of Shamrock and 41 in between Liberty Bank and Canton Chinese across from Checkers, we decided to break Keto to try it.. (For the blog and you guys, of course) and #worthit. These 3 ladies have quite the story to tell. Each of them come from pizza backgrounds, one from Chicago, one from Detroit and one from Long Island… combined they definitely have something special. They spent 8 months rebuilding this transport van, including using welding techniques to take the entire back off to fit a real pizza oven inside of it! This isn’t just your average food truck, this is somewhere you would see Guy Fieri hanging out on his days off.

We ordered a 10″ round of the #cheese and the #CajunShrimpandGuac, and I also took home a 32 oz container of their soup of the day which was a Tomato Basil… for about $28 and that included 3 cans of soda.

The crust of the pizza has that perfectly crisp crunch to it… with the #cheese having a great flavor in the sauce with a mixture of mozzarella, asiago and sharp white cheddar. The #CajunShrimp&Guac was the star of the show though. Perfectly cooked shrimp blended with a spicy kick of cajun seasoning, creamy guacamole, blue cheese crumbles, scallions and then that expert trio of mozzarella, asiago and sharp white cheddar.

The soup, perfect for a cold night. Just the right consistency and each bite has the right balance of tomato to basil. We opted to skip the cheese nuggs as we were already pushing our carbs, but I suspect they would be incredible with this soup!

In addition, they have a Pay-It-Forward program. Add $5 to your tab and someone who can’t afford a hot meal can walk up to to the truck and eat. These ladies have a heart of gold and are a welcome addition to Venice. Go say hello and tell them I sent you! You’ll be glad you did.

*Edited to add that while some of these options are no longer available, and their location can vary, there are some spectacular flavors that are worth tracking down.